Bronx Compass High School

Summary:

Bronx Compass High School is a public high school serving 385 students in grades 9-12 in the Bronx, New York, which is part of the New York City Geographic District #8, ranked 742 out of 866 districts in the state with a 1-star rating.

Bronx Compass High School faces significant challenges in serving its predominantly low-income, minority student population. The school has a diverse student body, with a majority Hispanic (57.66%) and African American (30.91%) students, but consistently ranks in the bottom 20% of New York high schools academically, with proficiency rates ranging from 0% to 71.24% on Regents exams. The school's four-year graduation rate of 62.1% is significantly lower than the state average, and its dropout rate has been high, ranging from 5.8% to 17.5% over the past few years. Additionally, Bronx Compass High School has a very high chronic absenteeism rate, reaching 68% in the 2021-2022 school year, much higher than the state and district averages.

Bronx Compass High School's performance is similar or worse than other nearby schools in the same district, such as Bronx Arena High School, Millenium Art Academy, and Bronx Community High School, which also serve predominantly low-income, minority student populations and struggle with low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and low graduation rates. Despite the school's relatively high per-student spending of $21,127 and low student-teacher ratio of 11.1, these resources have not translated into improved academic outcomes for the students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1980 Lafayette Ave
       Bronx, NY  10473


(718) 828-1206

District: New York City Geographic District # 8

SchoolDigger Rank:
1007th of 1,228 New York High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,127 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  11.1 Help
Number of students:  385

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
57.7%
African American:
30.9%
Asian:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.4% Help


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Compare Details Bronx Compass High School ranks worse than 82% of high schools in New York. It also ranks 8th 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 15.59. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Bronx Compass 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 (57.7%), African American (30.9%), Asian (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bronx Compass High School is 11.1. 11 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bronx Compass High School is $21,127. 10 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bronx Compass High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bronx Compass High School 1007th of 1228 New York public high schools. (See Bronx Compass 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 Compass High School

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Rank History for all students at Bronx Compass High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 8.20 1145th 1237 7.4%
2015 6.79 1214th 1255 3.3%
2016 11.93 1188th 1255 5.3%
2017 7.38 1145th 1221 6.2%
2018 15.74 1002nd 1210 17.2%
2019 10.68 1077th 1207 10.8%
2022 4.72 1145th 1190 3.8%
2023 15.59 1007th 1228 18.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bronx Compass High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.63 414th 546 24.2%
2019 23.30 485th 565 14.2%
2022 27.12 393rd 481 18.3%
2023 19.84 543rd 583 6.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bronx Compass High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.92 794th 1095 27.5%
2019 27.31 852nd 1132 24.7%
2022 14.67 973rd 1038 6.3%
2023 24.15 908th 1130 19.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bronx Compass High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.02 985th 1154 14.6%
2019 12.30 1045th 1179 11.4%
2022 5.48 1064th 1101 3.4%
2023 17.01 966th 1155 16.4%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Bronx Compass High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.26 177th 498 64.5%
2019 28.77 383rd 493 22.3%
2022 18.99 361st 389 7.2%
2023 33.04 377th 531 29.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Bronx Compass High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.94 945th 1176 19.6%
2019 7.82 1113th 1193 6.7%
2022 3.54 1132nd 1155 2.0%
2023 17.97 967th 1197 19.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Bronx Compass High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.14 1005th 1176 14.5%
2019 14.40 1009th 1190 15.2%
2022 6.04 1086th 1154 5.9%
2023 15.88 980th 1191 17.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Bronx Compass High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 2.11 438th 447 2.0%
2023 2.38 417th 424 1.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Bronx Compass High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.50 532nd 679 21.6%
2019 18.65 598th 686 12.8%
2022 10.48 571st 593 3.7%
2023 25.30 517th 671 23.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bronx Compass High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.34 583rd 791 26.3%
2019 22.58 644th 815 21.0%
2022 10.47 708th 760 6.8%
2023 27.25 606th 851 28.8%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Bronx Compass High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 1 35 2 44 0 0 4 0 86
2014 3 71 3 107 0 0 4 0 188
2015 3 116 8 199 0 0 6 0 332
2016 3 145 13 270 2 0 6 0 439
2017 10 140 11 284 3 1 2 0 451
2018 10 140 14 287 3 1 2 0 457
2019 9 109 17 245 5 0 2 0 387
2020 16 98 21 246 4 0 1 0 386
2021 15 96 28 230 5 1 3 0 378
2022 14 107 28 221 4 0 0 0 374
2023 10 119 24 222 6 0 4 0 385

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 Compass High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 86 9.0 9.5 76.7
2014 188 20.0 9.4 98.4
2015 332 25.0 13.2 70.8
2016 439 36.0 12.1 67.7
2017 451 32.6 13.8 67.4
2018 457 34.0 13.4 75.9
2019 387 31.0 12.4 82.9
2020 386 32.7 11.7 86
2021 378 30.8 12.2 92.3
2022 374 31.9 11.7 92
2023 385 34.4 11.1 90.4

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 Compass High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 86 9.0 9.5 76.7
2014 188 20.0 9.4 98.4
2015 332 25.0 13.2 70.8
2016 439 36.0 12.1 67.7
2017 451 32.6 13.8 67.4
2018 457 34.0 13.4 75.9
2019 387 31.0 12.4 82.9
2020 386 32.7 11.7 86
2021 378 30.8 12.2 92.3
2022 374 31.9 11.7 92
2023 385 34.4 11.1 90.4

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 Compass High School

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YearCompletely Immunized
201594.8%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,795 (9.4%) $17,329 (90.6%) $19,124
2020 $1,165 (6.4%) $16,911 (93.6%) $18,075
2021 $1,274 (6.5%) $18,436 (93.5%) $19,710
2022 $2,715 (12.9%) $18,375 (87.1%) $21,090
2023 $2,397 (11.3%) $18,731 (88.7%) $21,127

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bronx Compass High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1077th of 1207 High schoolsRanks 1007th of 1228 High schools
 7.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Bronx Compass High School)40.744.7
 4%
   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 Chemistry (Bronx Compass High School)11.10
 11.1%
   End of Course Chemistry (New York City Geographic District # 8)25.118.4
 6.7%
   End of Course Chemistry (New York)73.165.2
 7.9%
End of Course Algebra II (Bronx Compass High School)27.526.3
 1.2%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York City Geographic District # 8)42.122.5
 19.6%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York)82.764.1
 18.5%
End of Course English (Bronx Compass High School)70.671.2
 0.6%
   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 Geometry (Bronx Compass High School)7020
 50%
   End of Course Geometry (New York City Geographic District # 8)31.923.5
 8.5%
   End of Course Geometry (New York)70.153.2
 17%
End of Course Earth Science (Bronx Compass High School)22.921
 1.9%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York City Geographic District # 8)32.725.7
 7%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York)68.965
 3.9%
End of Course Global History and Geography (Bronx Compass High School)52.734.3
 18.4%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York City Geographic District # 8)50.948.2
 2.7%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York)78.873.6
 5.2%
End of Course Living Environment (Bronx Compass High School)44.134.3
 9.8%
   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 Compass High School)50.547.5
 3%
   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 Students387385
 0.5%
African American109119
 9.2%
American Indian56
 20%
Asian1724
 41.2%
Hispanic245222
 9.4%
Pacific Islander00
White910
 11.1%
Two or More Races24
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients82.9%90.4%
 7.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 385 students attended Bronx Compass High School.

Bronx Compass High School ranks in the bottom 18.0% of New York high schools.

Students at Bronx Compass High School are 58% Hispanic, 31% African American, 6% Asian, 3% White, 2% American Indian, 1% Two or more races.


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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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