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Community School for Social Justice

Overview paragraph: Community School for Social Justice (CSSJ) is an active and caring learning community where young people create and develop the intellectual and social skills to become thoughtful and engaged community members. We honor our students' heritage and values. We embrace a climate of social activism in which students are confident about addressing issues that affect their lives. We provide the emotional and academic supports they need to graduate and succeed in life. Our students learn how to ask questions and examine real-life problems. We guide them toward a sense of power and personal discovery to make change for themselves, their futures, and the world in which they live.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 55% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 79% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 92% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 53% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 95% 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: Social Action
Code: X47A
Program description: Components of the program include: social action club, work with activists who are involved with social justice issues, social action and community service internships, whole school examination of social justice issues.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Ed. Opt.

Offer Rate: -98% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 64
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 433
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 17
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 146
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

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

Requirement 1: We do not rank students for this program; all students will be selected randomly.


Extracurricular activities: Chess, Deloitte Academy College Readiness Club, Homework, Judo, Open Doors Theatre, Student Council, Yearbook Committee
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Psal Sports Coed: Stunt
School sports: CSAA Flag Football, Indoor Track & Outdoor Track, PSAL Boys Baseball, PSAL Boys & Girls Basketball, PSAL Girls Cross Country, PSAL Boys & Girls Soccer, PSAL Girls Softball, PSAL Coed Stunt, PSAL Girls Volleyball

Other info

Total students: 330
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:45pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish

Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program
Bbat: 1

School accessibility description: 1
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: West Concourse
Neighborhood: West Concourse

School Number: X884
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 1
Council district: 8
Census tract: 63
BIN: 2001027
BBL: 2023440096

About Community School for Social Justice


Address: 350 Gerard Avenue, Bronx NY 10451
Latitude: 40.815938
Longitude: -73.930386
Phone number: 718-402-8481
Fax number: 718-402-8650
School email: [email protected] & [email protected]
Subway: 2 to 149th St-Grand Concourse; 3 to 145th St; 4, 5 to 138th St-Grand Concourse; 6 to 3rd Ave-138th St
Bus: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx33, M1, M102, M7

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Students complete Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) in Math, English, S.S., and Science as a replacement for some of the NYS Regents exams.

PBATs are where students complete, present, and defend academic portfolios for graduation.

CUNY College Now classes-Hostos Community College, Law & Justice Class, Playwriting Class-Manhattan Theater Club & Tectonic Theater Project

Our students spend four years with their Family Group improving leadership skills, building friendships, and preparing for college.

9th grade students must complete the Project Exhibition & Community Membership PBAT. 10th grade students must complete a Humanities and STEM PBAT.

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