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Bronx Collegiate Academy

Public | 9-12 | 350 students

 

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Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014

B.C.A is a very good school, it is very under rated due to its past history and the campus in which it settles in. The teachers are great and the school has a friendly environment to it. The school regularly schedules large events such as showcases, competitive sports and even activity's which require one to think as hard as they can to win very laudable prizes. Hands down i believe that Bronx Collegiate Academy is probably the ideal school division Taft Educational Campus, Do not underestimate its potential due to its Notorious background which was about 17 years ago.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
50%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
44%
Earth Science

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
14%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%
Global History and Geography

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%
Integrated Algebra

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%
U.S. History and Government

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
84%
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 Students59%
Female55%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant59%

Chemistry

All Students34%
Female46%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant34%

Earth Science

All Students39%
Female19%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

English

All Students43%
Female43%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
General population48%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Geometry

All Students55%
Female43%
Male71%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Global History and Geography

All Students59%
Female53%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities25%
General population66%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Integrated Algebra

All Students70%
Female73%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities35%
General population78%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

Living Environment

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
General population71%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

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 Students50%
Female56%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities27%
General population54%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
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 "C" 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 69% 23%
Black 2 28% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 129%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 285%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 16%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 28%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 6%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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Based on 400 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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
9.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents12542%
Students24780%
Teachers2897%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DARRYL WHITE

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
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, BX18, BX32, BX35, BX41. Subways - 4, B, D to 170th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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240 E 172nd St
Bronx, NY 10457
Phone: (718) 410-4077

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