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Bronx Compass High School

Overview written by the school: Bronx Compass High School's mission is for all students to graduate equipped to succeed in the college and career of their dreams. We instill in our students to have GRIT: Guts, Responsibility, Integrity and Tenacity, and our entire staff works closely with individual students to demonstrate these core values. We value community service projects that are student led, consistent guidance and support from our team of school counselors, Seminar leaders who advise students all four years, and teachers who provide dozens of clubs and after school academic supports. In addition to college-readiness coursework, all students visit college campuses and workplaces to be passionate in determining their career path and reach their future goals.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 63% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 81% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 52% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 28% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 70% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Bronx Compass High School
Code: Y61A
Program description: We pride ourselves on students graduating college and career ready for 21st century careers by taking courses in Computer Science, Forensics, Law, Statistics, Food Science and Nutrition, Engineering, Marketing, Economics, and Psychology.
Interest: Computer Science & Technology
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 86
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 255
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 22
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 94
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): National Honor Society, Mural and Arts Club, NYPD Explorers Program, Student Government, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Recycling Club, Chess Club, Video Game Club, Guitar Club, Music Video Production Club, Ableton Beats Music Production Club, Weight Lifting, Anime, French Club, Hebrew Club, Crafts and Design Club, Cheerleading, Journalism, New York Road Runners, Regents Prep, SAT Prep, and Yearbook Club.
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Basketball, Intramural Sports, New York Road Runners (Runners Club), Soccer, Flag Football
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 381
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Soundview-Castle Hill-Clason Point-Harding Park
Neighborhood: Castle Hill-Clason Point
Campus name: Adlai E. Stevenson Educational Campus
School Number: X450
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 209
Council district: 18
Census tract: 16
BIN: 2022205
BBL: 2036040039

About Bronx Compass High School


Address: 1980 LAFAYETTE AVENUE, BRONX NY 10473
Latitude: 40.82229
Longitude: -73.856167
Phone number: 718-828-1206
Fax number: 718-828-3732
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5, BxM8

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Seminar courses for all students in 9th through 12th grade to have individualized support in college and career exploration, including PSAT/SAT Prep.

CUNY College Now courses offered at Bronx Community College for free college credit in Engineering, Psychology, Marketing and Computer Technology.

Community service projects in 9th through 12th grade that are student led and required for our National Honor Society chapter.

Students prepare farm to table meals weekly and visit farms outside New York City through partnership with Stone Barns Farm and publish a cookbook.

Courses in Computer Science, Forensics, Anime, Statistics, Music Production, Instrumental Music, Street Law and Children's Book Publishing.

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