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Bronx Latin School

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Posted September 21, 2013

I have worked at Bronx Latin 7 years - this school does in excellent job in preparing our students. Our high school students have the opportunity to take AP classes and College Now classes at Lehman college, our advanced 8th graders take the Algebra, Living Environment, and Spanish regents - and for the students that start in 6th grade and graduate with us in 12th grader there is so much growth. We push students, challenge them, yet they know we care about them and why we are doing it - because we want them to be ready and successful in college. I am proud to be a teacher at this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 15, 2013

This school is beyond amazing. Very professional and on their game when it comes to grades, attendence, uniform, academics and bulling. My daughter has attended Bronx latin for about a year and will be returning for 7th grade in September. I look forward to working close with the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

Bronx Latin is a very good school. It is very much like a small community where conflict between students is not as bad as it could be. The classes are challenging but the teachers make themselves available to students as much as they can and the Principle is incredible. She knows everyone's name and works very hard for our school and her students; her work shows.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2009

the Bronx Latin high-school is not a good high school many teachers disrespect you as students and still treat you as if you were still in junior high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2009

My son attends Bronx Latin. He is entering his 3rd year. I am pleased so far with the school. I am really impressed with Ms. Pinero, the principal. She is a no nonsense, take no crap person. I appreciate all that she and the rest of the staff do each and every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

i used to go to this school, and for me it helped me to become more involved and mature..we are given extreme responsibility but it all is worth it.


Posted September 16, 2008

I am one of the founding students of Bronx Latin. I have been attending this school for four years. I am now a Sophmore. This school has changed dramaticlly. Although, our school is in a bad neighborhood. The curiculum is very challenging. This in my opinion allows us as students to prosper and widen our knowledge. We now have better schedules and more fun activities such as Gym, Dance Studio, Music and Art. We also have changed our floors in the school and now no longer have to interfere with the other schools as much which was one of the main problems in the first years of the school. Eventually there will be no flaws but as for now we are the best we can be! LV
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2008

Bronx LAtin is a good school and is improving day by day we now have fun classes such as gym and after school activities like robotics
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 25, 2006

bronx latin is a great school but its not alot of fun activites.i also think that bronx latin have good programs such as saturday school and tutoring sessions.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students12%
Female16%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population13%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students21%
Female22%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population24%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students15%
Female22%
Male8%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population18%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students16%
Female22%
Male11%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
General population18%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students22%
Female12%
Male32%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Math

All Students18%
Female12%
Male23%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Science

All Students39%
Female35%
Male43%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
40%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%
Earth Science

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
Global History and Geography

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%
Integrated Algebra

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students36%
Female42%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
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 English36%
Non-migrant36%

Chemistry

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

Earth Science

All Students53%
Female44%
Male65%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

English

All Students72%
Female71%
Male75%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities33%
General population86%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%

Geometry

All Students44%
Female46%
Male43%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Global History and Geography

All Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Integrated Algebra

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities55%
General population66%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Living Environment

All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities19%
General population81%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

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 Students79%
Female80%
Male76%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 middle 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 73% 23%
Black 2 26% 19%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
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 114%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 193%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 27%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 21%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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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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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

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

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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Parents19851%
Students42297%
Teachers37100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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