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Bronx Lab School

Public | 9-12 | 481 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2012

The staff I've met seems truly genuine and dedicated to providing the best learning experience they have to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Our school is great !! great teachers great students great opportunities !!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

they help the students in this and they treat students like a big family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

Bronx Lab is a excellent instution of learning the teachers work with the students to make sure they learn. They really show concern and I appreciate their professiioalism. I have two children in attendance my daughter is doing very well and my son has potential but can do better. I highly recommend this school to any parent that is looking for a good school that values quality education. I also recommend that parents take an active role in their learning as well. With parent involvement our children can make great strides in achieving their goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

this school is filled with great opportunities for the students to expand their learning experience. I only wish there were more extracurricular activities such as a student council or school newspaper etc.


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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%
Global History and Geography

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
45%
Integrated Algebra

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
44%
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 Students2%
Female0%
Male3%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population2%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Non-migrant2%

Chemistry

All Students18%
Female13%
Male24%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant18%

Earth Science

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
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students69%
Female83%
Male59%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities29%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

Geometry

All Students41%
Female32%
Male49%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Global History and Geography

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Integrated Algebra

All Students62%
Female65%
Male60%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities38%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Living Environment

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities52%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

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 Students65%
Female65%
Male66%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities30%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
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 57% 23%
Black 2 38% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 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 297%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 9%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 27%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%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
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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 611 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

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

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents17238%
Students40990%
Teachers3088%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. CHRISTOPHER LAGARES

Programs

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 - 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
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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800 E Gun Hill Rd
Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: (718) 696-3700

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