673 reviews
  1. New York City Geographic District No. 10
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
75 W 205th St
Bronx, NY 10468
Telephone
(718) 817-7700

Bronx High School of Science Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1390
763 responses
Average ACT
32
240 responses
AP Enrollment
65%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.61 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.61 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 194 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Spork Wars
    17%
  • Halloween
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Three v. Three Basketball Tournament
    9%
  • Cultural Shows
    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
3,019
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.66 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.2%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.104 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.104 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.104 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.111 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.111 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.111 responses

Bronx High School of Science Reviews

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Bronx Science is an amazing school! I love that there are so many courses offered here for students of all paths. The arts are a bit lacking as most courses here are geared towards the sciences. Most teachers are experts in their field- they earned their position in Bronx Science and know a lot about their subjects which make for a rich, info-packed class. The commute here is long, but it really depends on where you live. That being said, it can be a bit of an issue when you're involved in a lot of clubs and/or sports. Lastly, I think the school spirit is great. Most people are nice and it's very easy to make friends. I've never had an issue with bullying or racism, as this school is very diverse and relatively safe. Depending on the classes one takes, the homework given may be a bit staggering but it's important to know that time management is key. All in all, I feel that Bronx Science truly prepares you for college.
The Bronx High School of Science is definitely an exceptional school that makes you feel like you fit in, no matter what your interests are. Teachers vary in personality but most are very supportive and approachable. From the lunch ladies to the deans, everyone is very friendly. Bronx Science offers a wide array of over 100+ clubs and if you don't see a club you like, you can make one! Classroom environment is very engaging with a emphasis on group work. Highly recommend any prospective students to come to Bronx Science.
Overall, I've had quite a roller coaster of an experience at this school. Granted, there exists a feeling of pride of attending this school, due to its prestigious title. On one hand, this school has benefited me because I acquired important qualities such as punctuality and responsibility. However, there exists a heavy workload, which inevitably leads to all-nighters when there are multiple exams, and assignments due on one day. The workload often clashes with other extra curricular activities, thereby leaving little time for any future work or studying .The school offers a wide range of classes that cater to many interests which is a positive aspect. However, Bronx Science places heavy emphasis on the sciences, so there are less opportunities in the arts & humanities in contrast to the sciences. The rigor of AP courses may be more intense than others, but the teachers are highly qualified in their fields, and are always free to offer extra help.