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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Bronx Leadership Academy High School is a public school located in Bronx, NY. It has 680 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
About Bronx Leadership Academy High School...
Address
1710 Webster Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
Telephone
(718) 299-4274

Bronx Leadership Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
57%
Average SAT
910
47 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
3%
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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
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$36,593
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,133
National
$949
Median Home Value
$371,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Dances
    21%
  • Going to away softball games
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Talent Shows
    17%
  • Making Decisions through Student's Council
    13%
  • Wilderness trip to Manice Education Center
    13%
  • Traveling to Denmark
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
680
Free or Reduced Lunch
85%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
34.2%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Bronx Leadership Academy High School Reviews

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BLA is not what it used to be. Some of the teachers that I had then are still there. Mr. Fortune is still the best in math, Ms. Jawa for science, and Ms. Bisguier for English, just to name a few. The teachers are not an issue to the school, it's the mindless students that plague it. When I attended, it was very selective. It was an honor to be there. Now, the DOE just throws any and all into BLA bringing down the integrity that was there with Ms. Kelly and the first few years with Mr. Gaskins. These kids roam the halls when they are supposed to be in class. They don't take anything seriously. I know because I frequently visit there. When I was there, we didn't need cameras in the school. We had sense and sensibility. Now with the mentally unfortunate inundating the school more and more, it's not short of getting metal detectors next.
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I really loved the community-based environment that Bronx Leadership Academy created for me. I felt like I could go to administration and teachers if I had an issue and they would be helpful. However, academics were not the best and they don't have the best resources to help students academically. They need to implement new academic-related programs to help students with time-management and developing critical thinking skills. Also, the teachers need to act more like professionals so that students can respect them.
I got into Bronx Leadership Academy through a safety transfer. Although the surrounding environment may not be the best, inside the school it’s easy to find people to connect with. My one concern is that BLA doesn’t have enough classes to academically challenge their students; but they have began to improve in that department by introducing AP classes and college-credit classes.