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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Bronx High School of Science is a top rated, public school located in Bronx, NY. It has 2,997 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Bronx High School of Science Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1430
1,531 responses
Average ACT
33
486 responses
AP Enrollment
69%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$47,713
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,283
National
$949
Median Home Value
$275,047
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.95 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.95 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 290 responses
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  • Spork Wars
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Halloween
    11%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Cultural Shows
    10%
  • Three v. Three Basketball Tournament
    8%
  • Halloween Costume Competitions
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,997
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.100 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.100 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.100 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.138 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.138 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.138 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.145 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.145 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.145 responses
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This is my third year at Bronx Science and I must say I'm glad I didn't end up anywhere else. There are plenty of amazing people at the school, whether they're fellow students, teachers, librarians, or even custodians! All of my classes are insightful and interesting, and tests and homework loads are all fair. I wish I could improve the atmosphere of the school though, it's in dire need of repainting. The beige hallways and rooms decorated with insufficient posters and announcements are depressing to walk through all of the time and I feel that everyone's mood would be greatly lifted by being able to walk through brightly colored and lit hallways.
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Bronx Science was a surprisingly great experience. I say surprising because I thought everything would have been way above my head, academically, but I was able to juggle my busy sports schedule (cross-country, track) and my homework. I think much of this was due to the excellent in-class teaching and the staff. Like at all schools, I had talented teachers, and not so brilliant teachers, but for the most part they were enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
The student body is serious and diverse, both culturally and economically, which was a unique experience for me. My classmates were serious yet knew how to have a life outside of the rigors of Bronx Science. Overall 5 stars!
Bronx Science is a land of opportunity. It is a special place, where teachers will accomodate for the most interested, most proactive student. Here, grade level is less important than interest and proficiency. Some in grade 9 take AP Calculus BC, some in grade 10, most in grade 11. In most other high schools, students might be lucky to take this senior year! Also, Computer Science students here are encouraged to take the equivalent of CS II in sophomore year. Math and computer science research program taught by Dr. Shapovalov is unparalleled by any other school. Its students begin with calculus and move on to extensive research in applied and pure mathematics by senior year.