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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Collegiate Institute for Math & Science is an above average, public school located in Bronx, NY. It has 624 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Collegiate Institute for Math & Science...
Address
925 Astor Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
Telephone
(718) 944-3635

Collegiate Institute for Math & Science Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1100
86 responses
Average ACT
23
5 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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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
$40,158
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,174
National
$949
Median Home Value
$220,368
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
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Field Day
    47%
  • Art Shows
    14%
  • Pep rally
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Theater Plays/Productions
    11%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
624
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Collegiate Institute for Math & Science Reviews

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I believe the students are very easy to get along with and the student body is very diverse. The diversity gives a sense of school spirit. In fact, some of my favorite moments at CIMS are during Talent Shows, Volleyball games and after school programs. The after school clubs promote the voice of the students on modern day societal issues. On top of that, the clubs have a very friendly environment and bring students together. Additionally, CIMS also has a lot of opportunities for students such as Einstein and Chappaqua.
However, teachers are not very efficient and some are unable to control classes. The teachers also "baby" the students and can be very rude and sometimes hit sensitive topics including race, or mental state. Furthermore, students are very prone to skipping and there's no reinforcement that the school does to stop this from happening. Additionally due to marking period finals, students only have the motivation to study and pass instead of studying to learn.
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CIMS is one of the best public schools in the Bronx. Although select students attend prestigious universities, there are areas in which the school can improve on to make sure their alumni are ready for the future.

CIMS is definitely very strong in academics, diversity, and clubs. One can notice strong students are academically and socially when participating in the clubs and leadership activities. There's MP finals, which are annoying.

Teachers change every year in CIMS - meaning there are always new faces. They do give a large workload. Through 9 AP courses, students can understand the level of work expected at the university level. College awareness and preparation begins early, and the counseling offered is amazing.

AREAS TO IMPROVE - Safety on the campus!! (not many cameras and many fire drills take place - security is bad), Library should be more accessible, More strict clothing policies and detentions for students who misbehave and get into fights. Cleanliness, overcrowding
I transferred to CIMS the beginning of my sophomore year of high school and it was a nice transition. It took some time to adjust, but after a month or so it felt like home. At the time, I was able to meet the new principal, Mr. Nelson, who was a genuine person with a positive perspective on education. Some of the teachers were experts on their profession and some weren't. Also, the environment was manageable.