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The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music

Public | 9-12 | 422 students

 

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Posted June 21, 2013

my daughter goes to this school and has improved her academics emmensely... she's learned to read music and has improved her vocals cords w excellent teacher Ms. Bergland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

I'm a student there, and i love the academics. The only thing i would say is to chose friends wisely.But even if you pick bad friends be sure that you wont join in on any bad influences. the teachers there are so nice and they motivate you to excel and give you challenging work and classes that will help you in college. They use seniors as mentors to underclassmen to help with challenging work or any personal problems that they may have. The Teachers always make time for you and the extracurricular activities help expand your child to different experiences. the sports teams are epic and make good use of student's time! The best part of the school is when they take you to disney world in Florida and Six flags... If you dont go to Disney world, you go to six flags .. I love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2009

My son is a freshman at Celia Cruz and he is very happy there. He enjoys playing in the band and has a gem of a music teacher named Ms. Jacono. Since it's a small school among 6 other schools in the building, the faculty knew him by name in the first week. It's a tightknit group. He takes chalIenging courses. I hope it continues this way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

I love this school. Amazing teachers who truly love what they do and expect their students to do more than their best
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
50%
Earth Science

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
37%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
15%
Global History and Geography

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
64%
Integrated Algebra

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
40%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students11%
Female11%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
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 English11%
Not migrant11%

Chemistry

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
Not migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%

English

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities55%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Geometry

All Students50%
Female53%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant50%

Global History and Geography

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Integrated Algebra

All Students54%
Female49%
Male61%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities55%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%

Living Environment

All Students65%
Female59%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities27%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Physics

All Students8%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Not migrant8%

U.S. History and Government

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 2 69% 23%
Black 1 27% 19%
White 2 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 178%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 37%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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Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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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Based on 503 responses

This school provides ... 1

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents13834%
Students33781%
Teachers2897%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. JERROD MABRY

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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  • Music
  • Performing arts
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, BX10, BX22, BX26, BX28, BX3, BX32, BX34, BX9. Subways - 4, B, D to Kingsbridge Rd
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
School leaders can update this information here.

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2780 Reservoir Ave
Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: (718) 329-8550

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