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What’s Special

Students learn computer science and engineering

The Downside

Too soon to tell

Urban Assembly Charter School for Computer Science (commonly known as Comp Sci High) is the city’s first Career and Technical Education (CTE) charter high school. Located in the Bronx, the new school aims to give students a strong education in computer science in addition to traditional college preparatory academics.

Comp Sci High opens in the Monroe High School Campus building in 2018 with a 9th grade and will expand by one grade each year. It will graduate it first class in 2022.

Founding principal David Noah, who holds both a law degree and a Masters in teaching, most recently served as a middle school principal at Success Academy Harlem East. Noah was also a founding teacher at KIPP NYC College Prep High School and taught math for several years at MS 442 in Brooklyn.

Students in all grades will have daily classes in computer science. Physics and engineering will be taught to 9th- and 10th-graders.

Comp Sci High will follow a full-year school model, where students attend classes for 10 months and then intern in tech-related businesses and organizations over the summer.

The school will use a “restorative justice” approach to discipline modeled after a similar program at Valor Collegiate Academies, a charter school network in Nashville, according to Noah.  The goal of restorative justice is to minimize suspensions and promote positive behavior through conversation, reflection and corrective action. Each student will each be assigned an adviser who will keep tabs on the student’s progress during the school year and at summer internships.

ADMISSIONS: By lottery. Apply here. (Laura Zingmond, interview and web reports, February 2018)

 

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School Stats

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

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
80%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
61%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
77%
Average daily attendance
 
93%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
23%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
92%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
92%
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

442
Number of students
Citywide Average is 599

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
86%
Students with disabilities
 
24%
Multilingual learners
 
7%
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
93%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
25%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
19%
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?
 
100%
7.0
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
71%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report, and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
96%
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
67%
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Contact & Location

Location

1300 Boynton Avenue
Bronx NY 10472


Contact

Principal: Iris Alder

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the James Monroe Educational campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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