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The Cinema School

Overview written by the school: The Cinema School offers a rich liberal arts education grounded in creative activity. Filmmaking serves as the core of a strong academic program that prepares students for a wide range of careers. Students take the required courses for an Advanced Regents diploma which will prepare them for admissions to competitive four-year universities. In addition to providing students with essential creative and technological skills, filmmaking also deepens learning by building confidence, responsibility, teamwork, and leadership. We offer a supportive small school community and individualized attention.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 88% (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: 88% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 57% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 78% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 89% 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 Cinema School
Code: Y42A
Program description: We offer a rigorous liberal arts college preparatory curriculum and a four-year curriculum in narrative filmmaking.
Interest: Film/Video
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 65
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1045
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 16
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 227
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 14

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (73-100), Math (70-100), Science (71-100), Social Studies (71-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.0-4.5), Math (1.7-4.5)


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): Acting & Directing in Film, Art, Filmmaking, Film Screenings, Fitness, French, Knitting & Anime, National Honor Society, Regents Preparation, Student Activities Committee, Student Advisory Council, Tutoring, Yearbook
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, Soccer, Swimming, 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: Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, 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: Stunt
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: 317
Start time: 8:33am
End time: 2:51pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: West Farms-Bronx River
Neighborhood: West Farms-Bronx River
Campus name: James Monroe Educational Annex
School Number: X423
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 209
Council district: 18
Census tract: 56
BIN: 2117663
BBL: 2038640012

About The Cinema School


Address: 1551 EAST 172ND STREET, BRONX NY 10472
Latitude: 40.831416
Longitude: -73.877785
Phone number: 718-620-2560
Fax number: 718-620-2561
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 6 to Elder Ave
Bus lines near the school: Bx11, Bx27, Bx36, Bx4, Bx4A, BxM6, Q44-SBS

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