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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  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
Fordham High School for the Arts is an above average, public school located in Bronx, NY. It has 374 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
500 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458
Telephone
(718) 733-8100
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
980
102 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$25,309
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,082
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,055
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Musical
    35%
  • CONCERTS
    30%
  • Spirit week
    13%
  • Flash mobs
    9%
  • Swimming
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
374
Free or Reduced Lunch
89%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
60%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 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
55%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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My experience in Fordham High School For the Arts, i felt was always about determination and focus. However, i would like to change how much the staff care about the students, because there are few who are genuine and then there are some who only care about numbers. But, they are always trying to make sure we are on track for college.
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I enjoyed my time at Fordham Arts. The teachers are good and make sure everyone understands the material and if you don't, they make time for you during lunch or and after school so you can understand what was taught. There aren't many clubs but the campus itself has sports like basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, and etc. I believe Fordham Arts prepares you for college with the curriculum taught over the course of 4 years.
This school is filled with amazing activities, and it is very concentrated in the arts. Students get the chance to perform in musicals, hosted by the school. Art majors showcase their annual art gala.