South Bronx Community Charter High School

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Themes of social justice, equity and empowerment

The Downside

Some teachers grumble about order and discipline on school surveys

South Bronx Community Charter, founded in 2015, is a small school in the South Bronx that grew from Mayor Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative, a youth mentoring program. Students are placed in single-gender advisory groups that meet weekly and stay together all four years. 

The school seeks to empower students of color and be culturally responsive according to the school website. Children joined a five-borough march on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to encourage people to vote. Some lessons are innovative, for example, children wrote skits based on historic court cases, such as "Brown vs. Board of Education," the landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. The school also offers art and movement classes, according to the school's website. 

Some teachers say order and discipline could be better according to school surveys, but attendance is above the citywide average and most children say they feel safe in school.

In August 2018 the school moved from Boricua College to a new address: 730 Concourse Village W., Tower B, Bronx, NY, 10451

ADMISSIONS: Admission is by lottery. Preference goes to students with enrolled siblings and students living in district 7. (Isabel Corpus, DOE date and web reports, August 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
60%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
41%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
50%
Average daily attendance
 
75%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
76%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

330
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
89%
Students with disabilities
 
24%
Multilingual learners
 
9%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
94%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
15%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
13%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
84%
5.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
62%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
25%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
66%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Contact & Location

Location

730 Concourse Village West
Bronx NY 10451

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Prospect Ave

Buses: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx6, Bx6-SBS, Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx46


Contact

Principal: Harvey Chism/Natalie Ferrell

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Mott Haven Educational Campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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