A+
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 an elite, public school located in Bronx, NY. It has 3,011 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
75 W 205th St
Bronx, NY 10468
Telephone
(718) 817-7700

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
1410
1,044 responses
Average ACT
32
362 responses
AP Enrollment
65%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$35,302
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,098
National
$949
Median Home Value
$363,600
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.76 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.76 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 234 responses
Report
  • Spork Wars
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • 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
3,011
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.81 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.81 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.81 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.2%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.119 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.119 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.119 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
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.126 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.126 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.126 responses
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Bronx Science has given me opportunities I never would have had if I went to another school. That being said, it is very easy to get crushed in the ridiculous amount of pressure the school puts you through. I would say that it was easy for me to get help from the guidance department though, and that the school does offer many services to students who are struggling.

Teachers generally teach for the tests, but once you get to higher level classes you can truly explore your passions and it becomes more about learning for the sake of learning (note: take Post-AP Chem if you can! It's a 10/10) It's honestly hard to fail a class because there are so many ways for you to improve. The teachers hold Small Group Instruction at least once a week (you don't even have to go to your teacher for help, if that's an issue. Ask other teachers as well) and NHS members tutor in the library. The only way I could imagine a student doing badly is if they chose not to be proactive about their learning.
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Bronx Science provided students a lot of resources in order to explore their interests through challenging courses as well as various electives. The S.O. is awesome! Every month, they plan events to increase school spirit. There’s teams for Speech and Debate, Model UN, Robotics, and more! If you don’t like the clubs, you can make your own! For the most part, I have enjoyed my time here at Bronx Science. Disclaimer, however, be prepared to take on some load of coursework.
I absolutely love my school! The workload is demanding and engaging, and the extracurriculars are beyond compare. It's a challenge but the community and teachers help me at every turn! Everyone here has something about which they're passionate about, and you have so many opportunities to find your own passion. We are the only high school in NYC with our own campus, and it's really an added bonus. We have a very open and accepting community, and there are so many resources available to me. I've learned so much about time management and acquired skills that I will use in college and beyond.