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Bronx High School of Science

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Posted May 16, 2013

Bx High School of Science prepares the students well for college. They offer many AP courses and the teachers are approachable and down-to-earth. There are a diverse range of recreational clubs for the student to join. Depending on where you live, the commute may be long as it is the second to last stop on the 4 train (Bedford Park).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2012

At first you'd think that the teachers had no soul: how else would they be able to give out that much homework with a clear conscience? But honestly, you soon get used to the crushing workload, high grading standards, and ultra-competitive environment (check the lobby, folks. Bronx Science is not the place for people with low self-esteem) The students are brilliant, and that's why you end up enjoying the high school rather than hating it. Beyond that, it has a wide variety of clubs (so many options... so little time), great teachers, and a sterling reputation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2011

Perfect in every way! Highly supportive of parents and educating all of the college process. Wish I could turn back the hands of time and go here myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2011

Simply the best high school in America. You can grow, prosper, and challenge yourself here for four years, in the setting of a comfortable environment. With a vigorous curriculum, Bronx Science allows you to choose what direction and choice of classes you want to take throughout your years spent here. Offers almost all AP courses, plus higher achieving courses that earn you college credits. You might not realize it in your freshman year, but this school provides you with the opportunity to be anything you want to be. Politician, doctor, chemists, physicist, historian, businessman, musician; you name it - and it's very much attainable. ** P.S. Even a Specialized High School like Bronx Science provides individual student-teacher attention, despite the many false allegations.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2011

Great teachers, Parent Coordinator, Guidance counselors, Principals, Brilliant students, Way the H.S. should be. Nice school environments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

AWESOME school any kid who simply wants to succeed can here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

Great education, nurturing environment, PTA relationships
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2010

The best education in NY.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

It has great kids who seem to look out for one another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

highest academic standard
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Very well organized school. Principal is very knowledgeable and expirienced. Good teachers. A lot of work is being done by the Parent Coordinator.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

High quality education, supportive teachers, staff and peers. More importantly, my boy enjoys learning and excel in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Very good school. Helpful parent coordinator. Wonderful principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

I love this School for it's Academic and Athletic program ! My son is Very happy and so are we :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

The Bronx High School of Science is a specialized New York City public high school. Founded in 1938 and known for its focus on mathematics and science, Bronx Science also emphasizes the humanities and social sciences. As a result, it has continually attracted students with a wide variety of interests. Bronx Science has developed a worldwide reputation as one of the best high schools in the United States, ranking 4th in U.S. News and World Report's 2008 list of America's "Gold-Medal" high schools that attracts an intellectually gifted blend of culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse students from New York City.


Posted November 12, 2010

Great school, building future leaders of new york-- so exciting


Posted November 12, 2010

Because it offers strong math and science classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

great school for science and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Bronx High School of Science offers a challenging academic curriculum and an array of extracurricular clubs and teams. The faculty is comprised of dedicated, experienced, and hard working teachers. The students receive an excellent education and are accepted to top universities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

the teachers are amazing, so committed. The kids excell
—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 64% in 2012.

779 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

780 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

757 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

740 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

764 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

649 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

720 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

402 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

753 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students98%
Students with disabilities83%
General population98%

Chemistry

All Students99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

English

All Students100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population100%

Geometry

All Students99%
Students with disabilities100%
General population99%

Global History and Geography

All Students100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population100%

Integrated Algebra

All Students100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Living Environment

All Students100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population100%

Physics

All Students98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 "A" 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 64% 9%
White 25% 48%
Hispanic 7% 23%
Black 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 17%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 56%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.
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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Based on 3978 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.7
 

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

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.8
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents95532%
Students288995%
Teachers13488%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. VALERIE REIDY

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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  • Mathematics
  • Science
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Busses - BX1, BX10, BX22, BX26, BX28, BX3. Subways - 4, B, D to Bedford Park Blvd
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
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75 W 205th St
Bronx, NY 10468
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