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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Discovery High School is a public school located in Bronx, NY. It has 506 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
2780 Reservoir Ave
Bronx, NY 10468
Telephone
(718) 733-3872

Discovery High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
1040
35 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
10%

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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
$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.
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  • Basketball and Cheerleading Competition
    67%
  • Volleyball games, and the community service
    17%
  • Volleyball tournament between students and faculty
    17%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
506
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
33.3%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 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
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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This school is fine in terms of academics and what they teach you. If you focus, and study, you’ll get really high grades because of the curriculum. It’s easy to slip up sometimes, but most of the teachers are willing to give second chances. If you don’t have friends by junior year, then it’d be hard to make friends after. Most cliques get together freshman year, and people are usually very commited on sticking to one group. There are no sports besides volleyball and basketball, and those sports don’t even have school games. The olympic sized swimming pool is amazing, but we can’t even use it. Just stick to yourself and grades here and it’ll be fine. I do wish I had gone to a better high school. The phone policy is so annoying, along with the medal detectors. But yeah. Pretty low-average school.
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When I first came to this school, I didn't know what to expect, and thus I was so scared. But on the first day of school, some of my classmates approached me and quickly became my friends (which to this day I still have). These weren't any ordinary classmates; these were the ones that were heavily involved in our classes, made friends with other teachers, students from other classes and grades. As I spent each day with them from freshman to senior year, I've definitely grown out of my fear and instead showed my inner self that was closed shut during freshman year. That inner self of mine was my weirdness. I've grown attached to this school because as I was losing my fear of acclimating to a new school, I was able to create some great memories in this school, made some new friends with students and teachers, experienced the rigor of school work and preparations for college. I'm glad I made the choice to go to this school.
Discovery High school brings a small yet compact high school experience. The small space of the high school allows for an easy navigation of the school and the large campus it's located on brings a lot of diversity in the people in the campus. The teachers are all fantastic with their own unique devotions to teaching and their own way of going about it, and no class feels quite like the next. The staff if friendly but stern on the rules and because of the school's close proximity to Lehman College the College Now program is easily accessible to all and very helpful in preparing for college. While at times the extra curricular actives may seem limited, Discovery does a good job at providing an interesting and impact experience on those who attend.