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Bronx Aerospace High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 417 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2011

I as a current student disagree with many of the reviews. All the teachers in the school are good teachers. The kids don't give them a chance to teach. A lot of the kids in the school are from other countries, many of them can barely speak English so instead of trying to learn they just give up. Captain Kirk is a great leader, people judge her to soon without getting to no her. The schools staff is great its just the students that's the only problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2011

this school blows!!! the principal is a joke!! i feel bad for my kid whos about to go here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

I have only good things to say about the principal of this great School and their teachers and staff. They try to help the students in every way they need, giving them great opportunities to grow and achieve their goals. They have an Honors Program, they have a very challenging curriculum, they have wonderful teachers and a new staff ready to help the students. Unfortunately, the behavior of some students are very inappropiate. That is the main problem of this school, but that is not a school problem. I know for a fact that the Principal is a great person who tries to do her best every day to help ALL the students, including the ones that are really a curse for the School and for themselves. I know personally almost all the teachers in my son's grade and I can assure you that they are very professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

How can you rate this school when the principle Miss Kewig has no compassion in motivating the students or her staff to do nothing but follow her unrealistic path, which only entails her traits of me, me,me, mine, my way, and i'm in charge attitude. This has to be the reason the Air Force ROTC program vacated the school. Who can cooperate or tolerate with someone so self absorbed and exhibits childhood playground bullism towards her staff and the students; and even parents' who are probably so afraid of loosing or being reprimended for their jobs by Miss Kewig during these tough economic times, they have no choice but to remain silent while conforming to her unprofessional ways. In my opinion Miss Kewig is just taking up space like an empty chair thats lost it's usefulness. The Bronx Aerospace High School is in need of new leadership, now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

This school has apparently changed their uniforms again...., and guess what they are more expensive than the military ones they've had. Captain, as the principal has been referred to by the student's, is now trying to pull more money out of our pockets, and can't even do a good job directing this school herself as well as some of her staff .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

What an awful school! The lack of dicipline and poor attitude of the students does not lead you to believe that this is an entire Air Force Jr. ROTC school. The principal has removed more than half of the students from the JROTC program because they won't wear their unforms. There have been no graduates in the school that have been able to achieve the minimum ASVAB score of 44 to enter the Air Force. The highest score by any student has been a 14. The graduation rate is high because you are not allowed to fail any student, even if they do no work. Cooperate and Graduate, that's the motto from the students. The student review is correct, the principal has favorites and the rest that can't make it get forced out. We teach our students to pass a Regents exam, nothing more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

The one thing that made my experience at this school worth while is the simple fact that I had such a close relationship with my graduating class. This school has a lot of severe problems that need to be worked out, involving treatment of the students by certain staff members. Also, some dedicated teachers made High School life a little easier, but a lot of things are being left out of all these reviews regarding this school. I am now an Alumni and have since grown to understand the hardships of my HS however, it leaves no excuse for the racism and other events that occured in this school. It saddens me when I hear stories by the students attending there now and how miserable they truly are despite the so called 'order and fair treatment' we were all supposed to experience. I do not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2005

i believe that this school is a very good school.this is coming from a student not a parent.i once went to this graet school.i had a great time there and i would love to go back.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

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44%

2011

 
 
66%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
42%
Global History and Geography

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%
Integrated Algebra

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

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Living Environment

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

29 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 80% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
77%
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

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Chemistry

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Earth Science

All Students34%
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Hispanic35%
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Economically disadvantaged34%
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General population32%
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Non-migrant34%

English

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Male79%
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Hispanic85%
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Economically disadvantaged79%
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Students with disabilities60%
General population89%
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Non-migrant79%

Geometry

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
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Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Global History and Geography

All Students68%
Female51%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities55%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Integrated Algebra

All Students66%
Female50%
Male71%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities38%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Living Environment

All Students72%
Female83%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities36%
General population85%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%

Physics

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U.S. History and Government

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities61%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 72% 23%
Black 1 24% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
White 2 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
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 15%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 24%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 33%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 5%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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 371 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
6.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

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

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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

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
6.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
5.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

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
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents9025%
Students26573%
Teachers1670%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. BARBARA KIRKWEG

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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 Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX28, BX30, BX39, BX41, BX55, BX8. Subways - 2, 5 to Gun Hill Rd
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Volleyball
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800 E Gun Hill Rd
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