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Bronx Leadership Academy High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 703 students

 

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Posted June 1, 2014

Bronx Leadership Academy is one of the worst schools I have ever seen. I enrolled into this school on February 13th 2012 and I never enjoyed my learning experience because the kids often started fights with me for no reason. The students are very mean. The female students would slam lockers in my face and talk smack about me all the time. And I was always crying because I was sensitive. I was bullied and threatened at this school for 4 months until my graduation. I heard that Bronx Leadership is a good school from one of my mother's friends. But I guess there is a saying to not judge a book by it's cover you have to read inside and you will always discover. Don't be fooled by the good reviews of this school. I attended this school before and I should know how the kids are. The kids are very disrespectful and the teachers and school officials do favoritism.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2012

Bronx Leadership Academy is an excellent school for many reasons. The school is very strict with uniform and academics, but the teachers are helpful and supportive. Every student can make their high school experience the way they want to. You have the option of taking advanced placement courses or grade level courses no matter your true level. School is comfortable and welcoming to newcomers, seniors are given a lot of freedom and responsibility. BLA has great, understanding teachers who want the best for all of their students. The student body is excited to learn, and full of pride and school spirit. Students learn how to take initiative for their own learning, because teachers give students options and freedom. Bronx Leadership Academy is a great school for a student on any level.


Posted August 13, 2010

In September i will be a sophmore in Bronx Leadership Academy. The school is very fun,nice, and we focus on academics. Its the home of the future leaders and it supports the decisions we make when it comes up to our future. I love the uniform even though its kind of strict. The teachers also support you 100%, its a small school but you may learn to know everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2007

This is a very challenging school. My daughter is doing great. The teachers and the principle are caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
25%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
42%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
27%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
32%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
69%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students16%
Female16%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant16%

Chemistry

All Students30%
Female28%
Malen/a
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%

Earth Science

All Students14%
Female15%
Male13%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
General population18%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

English

All Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities23%
General population65%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Geometry

All Students20%
Female23%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Global History and Geography

All Students42%
Female43%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities9%
General population49%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Integrated Algebra

All Students42%
Female43%
Male41%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities22%
General population46%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Living Environment

All Students43%
Female46%
Male40%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities18%
General population49%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students53%
Female56%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities14%
General population61%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 57% 23%
Black 1 41% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 2 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 110%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 290%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 11%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 43%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents20532%
Students52579%
Teachers3686%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. KENNETH GASKINS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Social justice
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX1, BX11, BX15, BX17, BX32, BX36, BX40, BX41. Subways - B, D to 174-175th Sts
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Volleyball
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1710 Webster Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
Phone: (718) 299-4274

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