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Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics

Public | 9-12 | 444 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

I am going to be a new student in September. I attended the summer bridge ,I find the program to be interesting, I learn a lot, and I have an idea what I will be expecting in the begging of the school year. I met some of my teachers and some future class mates, which I also think will be helpful for the transition. I think this is the best school ever from what I heard and read on the Internet .when I first met the principle ,my mom and I love him, he seems to be a great man, because this is the first school I apply to and I got in, I am excited , I have a good feeling about this school and I know I will do well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2013

great school, excellent teachers. the principal is a good person, god bless every body in this school. thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

Well, I've survived my first year here at this school. But when I say survived I don't mean it in a bad way. I would say that at any school because when attending school, you must learn to survive in order to succeed. I feel like I've succeeded so much in just one year at this school. Now going to 10 grade, I am confident I can achieve anything I want and sky's the limit at this school. In fall on 2012, I will be taking an AP course, along with many honors classes. Teachers are truly loving and caring and you can always reach out to them. This school gives opportunities not many schools can give and granted this school is in the South Bronx. That is something to consider. I love this school very much and I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2012

My first year here and I absolutely love it :). I believe this school gives a quality education and all the hard work that we must put in will pay off with the colleges we will attend later on in the future. I am so happy that I got into this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2010

Quality education for the students. Deadlines should be given to the teachers for homework assignment distribution. Students should not have to receive notification of homework due the next day at 7pm in the evening or on Sunday late afternoon. A set time limit should be established.


Posted April 21, 2010

Principal Mr. Tom and all of his staff really care about his students. Teachers are hands on very involved with the students and i just love how us parents can also be very involved in our kids education. I have always felt very welcomed, and if i have any concerns about my child, all i have to do is call. Even in this recession, the Bronx center for science and mathematics will empower their students to work hard and has granted many students with scholarships for some of these great students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

My freshman child told me this is where she wanted to be and I am so glad. Mr. Tom sets high standards for staff, students and parents. He gets it done! I'll glad she is at this school. Mr. Tom empowers everyone to strive for success and shows them how to get results! Not only talks the talk but walks the walk. I believe in him because he really believes in the staff and students. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

It is one of the two schools colleges come to visit in the Bronx. They offer many opportunities and has exceeded the graduation rate of the rest of the Bronx. The teachers are very nice and so is the staff. The atmosphere is great and everyone gets along. They offer many AP classes and they even have great electives such as Law & Finance, Psychology and Engineering. This school is number 1 =]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Amazingg!!! Great teachers...Great facultyyy....awesome principal! Hard work, but it all pays off!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

Very good school that teaches you discipline and teaches you to be a hardworked. The school was made 4 years ago and still, the first seniors of the school made it into top colleges like Dartmouth, NYU and Penn State.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2008

this school is very challening
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
39%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%
Global History and Geography

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%
Integrated Algebra

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
95%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%
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 Students70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%

Earth Science

All Students57%
Students with disabilities32%
General population64%

English

All Students85%
Students with disabilities36%
General population95%

Geometry

All Students91%
Students with disabilities63%
General population93%

Global History and Geography

All Students80%
Students with disabilities28%
General population89%

Integrated Algebra

All Students86%
Students with disabilities58%
General population91%

Living Environment

All Students84%
Students with disabilities50%
General population95%

Physics

All Students75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population75%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Students with disabilities75%
General population95%
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 "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 69% 23%
Black 24% 19%
Asian 6% 9%
White 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 22%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 41%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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
  • 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
School leaders can update this information here.
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 710 responses

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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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

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
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents26261%
Students42797%
Teachers2184%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. EDWARD TOM

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
Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
  • 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 - BX11, BX15, BX17, BX21, BX35, BX41. Subways - 2, 5 to Freeman St ; 4, B, D to 170th St ; 6 to Whitlock Av
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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1363 Fulton Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone: (718) 992-7089

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