Discover your best options

Elementary School Middle School High School

South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School

Grades: 6-8
766 Westchester Ave
Bronx NY 10455
Phone: 929-291-7700

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students create their own TV shows; roof garden for science classes

The Downside

Test scores have a ways to go

The South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School was founded in 2015 by WHEDco, a community organization that provides affordable housing, support services, child care, pre-school, and after-school in the South Bronx.

The school is housed in a new building with a roof garden for science classes and for outdoor activities such as physical education, school founder Ric Campbell told Crain's New York Business. Students put on their own “news show” called Spartan News on YouTube, according to the school’s website.

The school works with New York University and Lehman College to provide a “unique hiring and teacher training model that gives students the benefit of personalized instruction from teams of experienced educators and teaching interns,” according to the WHEDco website.

WHEDco, as the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation is known, provides the middle school children “extended learning time, enrichment through the Bronx Music Heritage Center, and wrap-around support services for children,” according to the WHEDco website.

Most students enter the school with weak academic skills, and test scores in the school’s first years were below average. On the positive side, attendance was well above average.

Admissions: Lottery, with preference to children in District 8. Apply on the school's website. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, March 2019)

Read more

School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
100%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
84%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
58%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
100%
81% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
19%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
28%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
4%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
328
Asian
0%
Black
32%
Hispanic
67%
White
1%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
28%
English language learners
9%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
22%
23% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
3%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
9%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
6% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Longwood (District 8)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Jackson Ave; 6 Line to East 149th St
Buses: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx41, Bx41-SBS

Contact

Principal
Brian Blough

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

You may also like …

M.S. 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz

681 Kelly Street
Bronx, NY 10455

I.S. 584

600 Saint Ann's Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455

Comments

  • Is this your school? Please post any news, updates, events, changes, or other information!
  • We welcome questions, open discussions, and disagreements but comments with personal attacks, rude language, or those with seemingly malicious intent will be deleted.
  • Very long comments, those that contain links, or repeat comments may be blocked by our spam filter.
  • Problems? email us at [email protected].
  • Users must comply with our Terms of Use.