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9-12
Public
Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 437

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965 Longwood Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459

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(718) 860-1242
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August 19, 2013
The students smoke pott behind the school. And the real student that want to be somebody the staff make it hard for them. The teachers never care about there students just about the money they recieve in their pockets. They make life difficult. Its ashame that students that want to learn. They dont help. They change principle evey year. They dont bother to talk to the kids. They act stuck up. They dont say goodmorning. The security talk on the phone. They do their jobs. In mean time the kids to what ever they wamt. Whenever theres a fight the security gaurd comes late to the point where the fight is over. If anythimg the teachers do their job for them. The new principle thats there now is aweful.

- submitted by a community member
February 10, 2012
The students are animals and jungle bunnies. They talk back and curse the teachers out. If the school closes, they should turn it into a jail. They are nothing but a bunch of dirtbags.

- submitted by a community member
November 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 14, 2009
Its a place where graduate students would love to go back too. Its like a big family, everyone gets along very well.. and the teachers are the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
This school is awesome. It is in the heart of the South Bronx and the kids are really sweet and striving for higher achievement than they have ever reached prior. This school has a very unique approach to educating the kids starting with one hour classes and as much support for the kids as a family would have or even more.. Banana Kelly High School needs the money for this 'diamond in the ghetto' so we can continue our vision to have every student who graduates from BKHS be college bound!

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2009
Banana Kelly is a small school that really focuses on improving the education for our students. All our teachers, faculty, and administration work together during and after school hours in order to provide the best collaborative lesson planning and school events that will benefit our students and the surrounding community that our students live in.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 04, 2009
I am proud of Banana Kelly HS because it is so beloved by it's students. Even students who do not do as well as they want to academically are emotionally invested in the school. The staff truly care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
A small high School in the South Bronx working with many at risk and disadvantaged students, Banana Kelly is active in the community and deals with many student s who might 'fall through the cracks' in a tough inner city environment.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 04, 2009
Banana Kelly High School is a fabulous school which has many obstacles facing them everyday. Faculty and staff help students become the best they can be under these circumstances, and achieve great odds.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 04, 2009
Banana Kelly offers a quality education with a concerned staff that goes the extra mile. It makes sure that the students lead positive lives and are prepared for college.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 04, 2009
Banana Kelly is place were kids entering into a higher educational environment can do so with a helping hand from both the staff and fellow students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
This is one of the only places in the whole Bronx where students have access to teachers who are neither right out of school and inexperienced, nor those who are burnt out and over due for retirement - at BK the vast majority of the staff are experienced, dedicated to student's reclaiming their power in their own educations and their own lives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
It is a safe learning community for students of the South Bronx. Communication, Collaboration and Community are just some of the pillars that the school stands on. The staff cares, encourages and challenges the youth of the Bronx.

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2009
It combines the best teachers and offers the safest environment in upper NYC.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Banana Kelly has a great staff of dedicated teachers with a principal that is an inspiration to his staff. We try to empower the students with a love of learning and high self esteem to see them forward in their lives as productive citizens and people in our society.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 03, 2009
despite all the set-backs, ie, no gym, no library, no auditorium, no common area for student activities, and more, these students still strive for excellence. im truly honored to worked with such young minds, God bless BKHS

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 03, 2009
Banana Kelly is a small school with a small-town feel. Everyone is on a first name basis, and we have a great principal who is very accessible. At Banana Kelly we are family, students address teachers on a first name basis, and we have instilled a strong culture of community. Teachers think 'outside the box' when it comes to curriculum, and we always have alumni visiting us on a daily basis.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 03, 2009
Banana Kelly is a small school with a Big Heart! We are much like a family at BK. First name-basis and a faculty and staff that is accessible to students, sometimes even 24 hours a day. We are truly engaged in the practice of transformation!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Banana Kelly is amazing. It is a very small school compared to the rest of the high schools in the South Bronx and because of that we the students have had the chance to create a family in our beloved Banana Kelly. Everyone is always available for advice, a hug, or even just a life changing smile. In Banana Kelly i can definitely say if a student is going through problems they wont have to deal with those issues alone. Everyone will help in whatever way they can because as the family that we are, when one suffers we all suffer, just as when one has achieved something we all feel accomplished, because we know that that one smile or maybe that hug helped that person keep going. Banana Kelly can be seen as a haven for most. Like myself, many other students had no problem staying after school just to hang out with our family away from home... the Banana Kelly Family. A family that has limited resources but has no limit to the love that is shared amongst one another. There is no end to our love, unity, and community. I know Banana Kelly can prosper beyond our imagination with help from sponsors like you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Supporting students in the South Bronx Creating opportunity for students in the South Bronx. A family comprised of students, teachers, counselors, parents, grandparents, etc.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Personally, i Love Banana Kelly ! We need all the support we can get. Its based on love and accomplishments. Every student supports one another. The teachers are always there to help you when you need it. Banana kelly is just a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
The school has a dedicated, passionate, creative and caring faculty and staff, loving, many good-hearted students, a brilliant, compassionate, creative and dynamic Dean, master of mediation and prostudents, and a kind, passionate, hardworking Principal with vision and heart.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Banana Kelly is such a great school. They make you feel at home. The school is very small but it gives u a chance to bound with your teachers and staff members. I enjoyed my four years of highschool at that school. I feel like everybody just helps eachother out and push you to do your best. That's why banana Kelly is such a great school

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
A good small school. Its located above another school that is not as good. The students address their teachers by their first name and are required to wear uniforms. Its a diamond in the rough that is the Bronx.

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2009
Ii qo 2 this skool iit iis fun and ii can learn also

- submitted by a student
July 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2007
As I said in another reveiw this school is wonderful. i like their academic studies and they(the staff) treat the students with respect and the students treat the staff with respect. A big shoutout to the principal Mr. Joshua Laub, Miss Andolyn Brown & Daniel, the dean. They are the students second family.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2006
First of all, I just want to say that Banana Kelly has an incredibly friendly atmosphere which does wonders for the learning of all students there. Besides that there are a few aspects that could be improved. There are no music programs available and I would love to see music incorporated in my child's educational experience. Lab equipment should be made available for more hands-on learning. A small school library would also be great to have for the students. Besides these points, Banana Kelly's Staff has always been greatly involved in the students life to help improve them academically and as a person overall.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2006
My daughter marleen aponte goes to your school and goes everyday. She comes home and tells me what she learned in school and what she is goin 2 do the next day. She has made friends and I havent seen her so happy to be in banana kelly. It makes me want my little ones go to your school.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2006
Passionate teachers, committed administration, kids who want to be there. Program works to move kids to achieve and pass the regents.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2005
This is an excellent school for students to have a wonderfull studynig place with very good teachers that are interesting in the students education, and a great principal, who cares about the students and the best for this school.

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2004
I am an alumni of this school and I came in during my last two years of high shool. This school welcomed me with open arms. I was not there a week before all of the teachers and staff knew my name. I really enjoyed my time in Banana Kelly and I am greatful for all of the love and support I recived from this school. It is a very good place to spend your adolesent years. School is supposed to be your home away from home since you spend most of your time there. Banana Kelly truly is one of those places you would be happy to call 'Home'.

- submitted by a former student
September 09, 2003
I am not a parent of a child in this school but I am a graduate from it. I love this schools environment becuase it has a family feel to it. Teacher and staff are both helpful and caring. the school itself is a very safe environment even without the method of using metal detectors and scanners. Since it is a small school you can be sure that your child wont be just a number or a name, they are the future. I love every one of the four years I spent there. Sincerely; Mey Colon

- submitted by a community member
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Banana Kelly High School
965 Longwood Avenue, Bronx, NY  10459
(718) 860-1242
Last modified Banana Kelly High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Banana Kelly High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top