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Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice

Overview written by the school: The Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice (LGJ) is an educational community that believes learning is a product of thinking. Students are engaged in 'hands-on, minds-on' learning in their core classes, as well as through the law curriculum, mentoring, internships, advisory, and extracurricular activities. LGJ is unique in that students have the opportunity to experience our stand-alone law curriculum. We are located on the same city block as the Bronx Criminal Court complex.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 86% (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: 91% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 78% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 69% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 82% 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 School for Law, Government and Justice
Code: X95A

Interest: Law & Government
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 30
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1039
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 35
Seats 9 SWD: 7
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 283
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 40

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Priority to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Average
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: Average
Writing Exercise (On-Site)


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): Bronx Gear Up, Drama Club, Prism Club (Gender & Sexuaity Alliance- GSA), Mock Trial, Art Club, Photography Club, National Honor Society, Dance Club, Outdoor Garden, Policy Debate, Project Boost, Spanish Honor Society, Step Team, Student Government, Yearbook and Youth Court
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, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Softball, 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): Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Track/Cross Country
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 751
Start time: 7:45am
End time: 3:05pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Uniform; Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: East Concourse-Concourse Village
Neighborhood: E. Concourse-Concourse Village

School Number: X460

Community board: 204
Council district: 16
Census tract: 18302
BIN: 2109459
BBL: 2024450006

About Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice


Address: 244 EAST 163RD STREET, BRONX NY 10451
Latitude: 40.827607
Longitude: -73.918681
Phone number: 718-410-3430
Fax number: 718-410-3950
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 4, B, D to Yankee Stadium-161st St
Bus lines near the school: Bx1, Bx13, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, Bx6-SBS, BxM4

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