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Astor Collegiate Academy

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 497 students

 

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Posted March 6, 2010

I am a graduate of this school (Class of 2009) .This school is a great place to learn because the classes are smaller and they actually take the time out to help u if u really need it like Mr.Harrits, Ms.Feeney, Mr.Zellen,Ms.Dent,Ms.Hummel,and also Ms.Garon to name a few but all the teachers are a big help to keep the children focused. I really enjoyed my stay they also stay on top of you not just teachers but, the administration like Mr.Clausi (even though he isnt with them anymore),the principal Mrs.Rose Lobianco ..... Go guys I love you this is from a former student .... Tiara M. Johnson


Posted October 22, 2008

i am a guidence councler here and the school is great columbus just gets a bag rep by people who have never even been here if you have a child that will or might be attending any of these little schools here they will do great and the school is very safe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

I would say this school really reflects the students. Which is good because to me this school is a nice school with nice students, and very good curriculum.
—Submitted by a student


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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
40%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
18%
Earth Science

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%
Global History and Geography

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%
Integrated Algebra

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

37 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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%
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 Students38%
Female29%
Male50%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Chemistry

All Students57%
Female48%
Male73%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Earth Science

All Students58%
Female53%
Male61%
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities34%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

English

All Students68%
Female78%
Male61%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities25%
General population78%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Geometry

All Students33%
Female25%
Male44%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%

Global History and Geography

All Students62%
Female59%
Male66%
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities31%
General population71%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%

Integrated Algebra

All Students66%
Female67%
Male68%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities34%
General population76%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%

Living Environment

All Students62%
Female63%
Male62%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities37%
General population68%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not 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
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students59%
Female67%
Male51%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities13%
General population74%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
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 1 46% 23%
Black 2 36% 19%
White 2 12% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 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 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 279%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 38%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
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

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 569 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.9
 

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
5.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents13831%
Students39887%
Teachers33100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:35 am
School end time
  • 3:55 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. SANDRA BURGOS

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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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
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 - BX12, BX12-SBS, BX26, BX39, BX8. Subways - 2, 5 to Pelham Pkwy
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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925 Astor Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
Phone: (718) 944-3419

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