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Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, The

Overview written by the school: The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music is a small school for students who are passionate about continuing their music studies while pursuing a challenging academic course of study. In addition to music instruction, students are expected to complete course requirements that lead to an Advanced Regents Diploma, college acceptance, and career readiness. The school curriculum requires a commitment of four years of music instruction and includes AP courses along with College Now courses through Lehman and Monroe College. In addition, our school has partnerships with Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, American Museum of Natural History, CUNY Lehman College, Jazzmobile, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Tony Bennett's Exploring the Arts Foundation.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 97.000003% (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: 92.000002% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 88% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 82.999998% 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: Concert Band / Jazz Band / Piano
Code: X33A
Program description: Students audition annually to participate in varying levels of Concert Band and Jazz Band. Band curriculum includes music theory and jazz improvisation in all ensemble classes. Students prepare for a minimum of four performances a year, including state competitions and evaluations in solo and ensemble work. Please note all students auditioning on piano must select a band instrument in which to major.
Interest: Performing Arts
Method: Audition

Seats 9 GE: 32
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 186
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 8
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 52
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Audition information: Bring your own instrument (except piano, tuba, and percussion, which will be provided) and your mouthpiece. Percussion students should be prepared with a snare drum or xylophone solo and bring their own sticks or mallets. All students should prepare a selection of their choice, scales, and will be asked to do a short sight reading. Students who audition on piano will be asked to choose a band instrument to major in.
Common audition: 1
Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


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): No data
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, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, 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, Bowling, Softball, Swimming, Table 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): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 441
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 3:36pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Microeconomics, AP United States History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP English Language and Composition
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Community Service Expected,Extended Day Credit Recovery,Extended Day Program,Extended Day Tutoring,Health Center,Internships Available,Multi-Session School,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Summer Internships,Summer Orientation,Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Van Cortlandt Village
Neighborhood: Van Cortlandt Village
Campus name: Walton Educational Campus
School Number: X430
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 207
Council district: 11
Census tract: 409
BIN: 2015241
BBL: 2032470070

About Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, The


Address: 2780 Reservoir Avenue, Bronx NY 10468 (40.869061,-73.897066)
Latitude: 40.870293
Longitude: -73.898309
Phone number: 718-329-8550
Fax number: 718-329-8559
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 4 to Kingsbridge Rd
Bus lines near the school: Bx1, Bx10, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx2, Bx22, Bx26, Bx28, Bx3, Bx32, Bx34, Bx38, Bx9, BxM3, BxM4

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Opportunity to earn Chancellor's Arts Endorsed Diploma and Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) diploma

College Now, TRiO, Step, and Gear Up programs at Lehman College

Double period of music ensemble instruction five days a week for all four years

Minimum of two major performances yearly, evaluated by New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) as soloists and ensembles

Annual performance trip abroad or across the United States

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