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Community School for Social Justice

Overview written by the school: 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: 66% (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: 77% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 93% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 49% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 92% 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.

Seats 9 GE: 65
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 329
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 116
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: Yes
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
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Chess, Deloitte Academy College Readiness Club, Homework, Judo, Open Doors Theatre, Student Council, Peer Mediators, and Yearbook Committee.
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, Outdoor Track, Soccer
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, Indoor Track, 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: Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Track/Cross Country, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 327
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:45pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Japanese, Spanish

Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Health Center; Online Grading System; Orientation; Summer Bridge
Bbat: 1

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: West Concourse
Neighborhood: West Concourse

School Number: X884
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 201
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 lines near the school: 2 to 149th St-Grand Concourse; 3 to 145th St; 4, 5 to 138th St-Grand Concourse; 6 to 3rd Ave-138th St
Bus lines near the school: 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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