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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 2,977 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.
About Bronx High School of Science...
Address
75 W 205th St
Bronx, NY 10468
Telephone
(718) 817-7700
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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
1420
1,333 responses
Average ACT
32
435 responses
AP Enrollment
69%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$45,313
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,248
National
$949
Median Home Value
$105,309
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.84 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.84 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 260 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Spork Wars
    18%
  • Halloween
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Cultural Shows
    9%
  • 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
2,977
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.89 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.89 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.89 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.127 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.127 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.127 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.134 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.134 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.134 responses
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Bronx High School of Science Reviews

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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.
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The Bronx High School of Science was exactly where I needed to be. It did not matter that I lived in Rockaway Beach because going to school there was absolutely fantastic. Sometimes, I learned more from the students than the teachers because thats how smart the students were! The AP courses were challenging, and I would love to send my children there when I have some!
As with everyone, high school is what you make of it, and oftentimes kids that took advantage of the funds, research program, robotics/sports/debate/STEM teams available, and the many positions in clubs / student government while having fun and being passionate about something (even in the casual sense) were rewarded with stellar colleges. What I can't defend is the utter lack of diversity, which while better than most of NYC, reflect primarily only asian and caucasian demographics. For academics, I've experienced many classes with unconventional styles of teaching and many students relied on their own resourcefulness to study for APs and tests, which run on an EXCELLENT system (each day of the week is reserved for tests of specific subjects). Most adults are overwhelmingly supportive, empowering many of my peers to start creative and impactful projects in the world. BxSci being an hour away from other boroughs is often the first sacrifice most admit is worth it to attend BxSci.