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Bronx High School of Science, The

Overview written by the school: The Bronx High School of Science educates an academically gifted community of learners through a rigorous STEM curriculum. All academic disciplines are taught through the lens of inquiry to emphasize critical thinking and problem solving. The school cultivates a diverse community of lifelong learners who discover their passions through a collaborative and supportive network of students, educators and alumni. Drawing upon a long tradition of academic success, the Bronx High School of Science prepares students to flourish in the best colleges and universities, creating leaders and visionaries of the future. Included among the school's alumni are eight Nobel Prize winners and six Pulitzer Prize winners.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 100% (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: 97.000003% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 95.999998% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 97.000003% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 91.000003% 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: The Bronx High School of Science
Code: X89S
Program description: Admission to this Specialized High School is based solely on the score obtained on the Specialized High Schools Admission Test (SHSAT). Students should speak to their school counselors in the Fall to register for the SHSAT.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Test

Eligibility: Open only to New York City residents who take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)

Seats 10: 1


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): Drama (Play/Musical), Mock Trial, Model UN, Robotics (Sciborgs/FeMaidens), S!NG, Speech and Debate, Business Society, DECA, Entrepreneurship Club, Get Your Life Together Club (GYLT), Investment Society, Pre-Medical Society, East Asian Entertainment Club, Filipino Culture Club, French Culture Club, Hindi Cinema Club, Japanese Culture Club, Italian Club, Jewish Student Union, Muslim Students' Association, Latin Club, Lunar New Year Productions, Martial Arts Culture Club, NASHA of Culture, Seekers Christian Fellowship, Vivo Latino, World Culture Cooking Club, E-Sports Club, Chess Club, Dungeons and Dragons, A Cappella Club, Bronx Science Fashion Show, Chamber Music, Crafts for Humanity, DIY Club, Edible Arts, Film Production Club, Jazz Club, Starving Artists Society, Painting Club, Dynamo Literary Magazine, Exposition, Journal of Biology (JOB), Astronomy Club, BioEthics, Bronx Science Hackers, Science Olympiad, Machine Learning Club, Amnesty International, Best Buddies Bronx Science, Current Events Forum, Gay Straight Alliance/ Gender Sexuality Alliance, Helping out NYC's Youth, Key Club, LEAP (League of Environmental and Animal Protection) Club, Mental Health Association, National Organization for Women, Red Cross Club, Unicef
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
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, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
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: Cricket, Golf
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Ultimate Frisbee Team
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 2,981
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 3:45pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: French, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP World History: Modern, AP Environmental Science, AP Japanese Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP United States History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Calculus BC, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 2, AP Statistics, AP Art History, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Latin, AP Psychology, AP French Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP European History
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available

Specialized: 1

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Van Cortlandt Village
Neighborhood: Van Cortlandt Village

School Number: X445

Community board: 207
Council district: 11
Census tract: 409
BIN: 2094706
BBL: 2032510201

About Bronx High School of Science, The


Address: 75 West 205 Street, Bronx NY 10468 (40.879958,-73.889011)
Latitude: 40.87759
Longitude: -73.89104
Phone number: 718-817-7700
Fax number: 718-733-7951
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 4 to Bedford Park Blvd-Lehman College
Bus lines near the school: Bx1, Bx10, Bx16, Bx2, Bx22, Bx26, Bx28, Bx3, Bx30, Bx38, BxM3, BxM4

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Academic opportunities: 

Research Program, Post-AP Genetics, Post-AP Psychology, Quantum Mechanics, Quantitative Analysis, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Math Team

Computer Science sequence including, Game Programming, App Development, Engineering sequence, Microbiology, Epidemiology, Horticulture

Nutritional Science, Animal Behavior with the Bronx Zoo, Astronomy (planetarium on-site), Forensic Science, Holocaust Studies, Digital Music

Digital Photography, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chorus. All students take classes in research, writing, engineering, and computer science.

All students take guidance classes.

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