Bronx Community High School

Summary:

Bronx Community High School is a small public high school in the Bronx, New York, serving 120 students in grades 9-12. The school faces significant challenges, with a predominantly Hispanic and African American student population and high poverty levels, as 86.67% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

Bronx Community High School has consistently ranked in the bottom tier of New York high schools, receiving a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school struggles with extremely low four-year graduation rates, ranging from 7.5% to 32.6% over the past five years, and correspondingly high dropout rates, reaching as high as 40.5%. Chronic absenteeism is also a major issue, with rates as high as 95.6% in the 2021-2022 school year. The school's performance on state assessments and Regents exams is particularly low for certain student subgroups, such as Hispanic, male, and special education students, who rank in the bottom 20-30% of schools statewide.

Despite the school's challenges, it has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 6.7 to 8.2 over the past three years, and its per-student spending is higher than many nearby schools, ranging from $27,617 to $38,965 over the past four years. When compared to other high schools in the same district, Bronx Arena High School, Mott Hall V, and others, Bronx Community High School generally performs worse on key metrics like graduation rates, dropout rates, chronic absenteeism, and proficiency rates on state assessments and Regents exams. Addressing these issues will be crucial for improving the educational outcomes for the students at Bronx Community High School.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1980 Lafayette Ave
       Bronx, NY  10473


(718) 892-1026

District: New York City Geographic District # 8

SchoolDigger Rank:
901st of 1,228 New York High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $28,193 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  8.2 Help
Number of students:  120

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.7%
African American:
33.3%
Asian:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bronx Community High School ranks worse than 73.4% of high schools in New York. It also ranks 6th among 17 ranked high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.09. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Bronx Community High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.7%), African American (33.3%), Asian (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bronx Community High School is 8.2, which is the 3rd best among 17 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bronx Community High School is $28,193, which is the 4th highest among 17 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bronx Community High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bronx Community High School 901st of 1228 New York public high schools. (See Bronx Community High School in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District # 8:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District # 8 742nd of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bronx Community High School

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Rank History for all students at Bronx Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 3.83 1073rd 1086 1.2%
2010 16.28 969th 1117 13.2%
2011 24.38 909th 1165 22.0%
2012 10.20 1066th 1198 11.0%
2013 8.91 1093rd 1217 10.2%
2014 9.15 1136th 1237 8.2%
2015 12.41 1138th 1255 9.3%
2016 16.70 1121st 1255 10.7%
2017 9.66 1094th 1221 10.4%
2018 5.71 1153rd 1210 4.7%
2019 7.43 1117th 1207 7.5%
2022 27.13 849th 1190 28.7%
2023 24.09 901st 1228 26.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bronx Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 56.07 185th 583 68.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bronx Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.46 1045th 1095 4.6%
2019 34.10 745th 1132 34.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bronx Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.38 1101st 1154 4.6%
2019 12.15 1047th 1179 11.2%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Bronx Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 47.43 241st 531 54.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Bronx Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.45 1116th 1176 5.1%
2019 10.10 1091st 1193 8.5%
2023 29.29 839th 1197 29.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Bronx Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.12 1119th 1176 4.8%
2019 7.99 1098th 1190 7.7%
2023 21.95 910th 1191 23.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bronx Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.83 723rd 791 8.6%
2019 15.28 707th 815 13.3%
2023 32.82 544th 851 36.1%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Bronx Community High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 1 48 0 56 0 n/a n/a 0 105
2009 2 72 0 129 0 n/a n/a 0 203
2010 3 67 0 120 0 n/a n/a 0 190
2011 2 57 2 127 3 0 0 0 191
2012 2 67 1 124 3 1 0 0 198
2013 7 66 1 133 3 2 0 0 212
2014 4 58 4 97 1 0 0 0 164
2015 3 54 3 67 0 0 1 0 128
2016 5 64 2 82 1 0 1 0 155
2017 3 53 3 89 2 1 0 0 151
2018 1 53 3 87 1 2 0 0 147
2019 2 55 1 93 0 0 0 0 151
2020 2 37 1 71 1 0 0 0 112
2021 1 31 2 53 1 0 0 0 88
2022 1 31 5 49 1 0 0 0 87
2023 4 40 5 68 1 0 1 1 120

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Bronx Community High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 105 8.5 12.4 87.6
2009 203 15.0 13.5 79.3
2010 190 16.0 11.8 n/a
2011 191 16.0 11.9 75.9
2012 198 16.0 12.3 76.3
2013 212 16.0 13.2 71.2
2014 164 14.0 11.7 98.2
2015 128 15.0 8.5 60.2
2016 155 15.0 10.3 60
2017 151 13.8 10.9 71.5
2018 147 14.0 10.5 81.6
2019 151 15.0 10.0 84.1
2020 112 14.0 8.0 88.4
2021 88 13.0 6.7 87.5
2022 87 12.0 7.2 85.1
2023 120 14.6 8.2 86.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Bronx Community High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 105 8.5 12.4 87.6
2009 203 15.0 13.5 79.3
2010 190 16.0 11.8 n/a
2011 191 16.0 11.9 75.9
2012 198 16.0 12.3 76.3
2013 212 16.0 13.2 71.2
2014 164 14.0 11.7 98.2
2015 128 15.0 8.5 60.2
2016 155 15.0 10.3 60
2017 151 13.8 10.9 71.5
2018 147 14.0 10.5 81.6
2019 151 15.0 10.0 84.1
2020 112 14.0 8.0 88.4
2021 88 13.0 6.7 87.5
2022 87 12.0 7.2 85.1
2023 120 14.6 8.2 86.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Bronx Community High School

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YearCompletely Immunized
2015100.0%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bronx Community High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $940 (4.1%) $21,716 (95.9%) $22,656
2020 $1,149 (4.2%) $26,469 (95.8%) $27,617
2021 $4,409 (13.0%) $29,461 (87.0%) $33,870
2022 $5,912 (15.2%) $33,053 (84.8%) $38,965
2023 $3,120 (11.1%) $25,072 (88.9%) $28,193

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bronx Community High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1117th of 1207 High schoolsRanks 901st of 1228 High schools
 19.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Bronx Community High School)39.481.5
 42.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District # 8)49.543.9
 5.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course English (Bronx Community High School)58.146
 12.2%
   End of Course English (New York City Geographic District # 8)67.861
 6.8%
   End of Course English (New York)83.976.9
 6.9%
End of Course Living Environment (Bronx Community High School)47.545
 2.5%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York City Geographic District # 8)48.247.1
 1.1%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York)73.265.7
 7.5%
End of Course U.S. History and Government (Bronx Community High School)49.164.7
 15.6%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (New York City Geographic District # 8)4757.1
 10.2%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (New York)76.979.7
 2.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students151120
 20.5%
African American5540
 27.3%
American Indian01
Asian15
 400%
Hispanic9368
 26.9%
Pacific Islander00
White24
 100%
Two or More Races01
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.1%86.7%
 2.6%


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Bronx Community High School ranks 901st of 1228 New York high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at Bronx Community High School are 57% Hispanic, 33% African American, 4% Asian, 3% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 120 students attended Bronx Community High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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