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Bronx Academy of Health Careers

Public | 9-12 | 477 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2013

Staff is highly committed to the student body and is constantly looking to improve the strategies used to cause student success
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Formerly my high school, Evander Childs, the new name represents it's new focus to concentrate on Health Careers and Aerospace. Hopefully both male & females will participate in both areas. If it is populated by students from the area, I know they will excel and make everyone in the community very proud of them.


Posted August 27, 2009

i go to the skewl & i think its the best school. even though theres rivalries between the other school. most students really do accomplish most of their goals with the help of the teachers&& the wonderful principal ms.lindsay
—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 64% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
69%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
69%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
18%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
69%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

English

All Students75%
Students with disabilities40%
General population84%

Geometry

All Students49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students60%
Students with disabilities24%
General population71%

Integrated Algebra

All Students54%
Students with disabilities22%
General population62%

Living Environment

All Students69%
Students with disabilities30%
General population78%

Physics

All Students19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population19%

U.S. History and Government

All Students53%
Students with disabilities15%
General population61%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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
Black 53% 19%
Hispanic 41% 23%
Asian 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
White 1% 48%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 62%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

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

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

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 478 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
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

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
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.1
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents10925%
Students34377%
Teachers2690%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. DAWN SANTIAGO

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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  • Medical
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
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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800 E Gun Hill Rd
Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: (718) 696-3340

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