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South Bronx Community Charter High School

Grades: 9-12
730 Concourse Village West
Bronx NY 10451
Phone: 646-470-5594

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)

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School Stats

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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
50%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
91%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
38%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
72%
79% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
2% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
0%
35% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Years of principal experience at this school
4.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
83%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
25%
48% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
308
Asian
1%
Black
37%
Hispanic
61%
White
1%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
86%
Students with disabilities
26%
English language learners
8%

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
84%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
53%
38% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Morrisania (District 7)
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

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Mott Haven Educational Campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?
No

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