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Discovery High School

Overview paragraph: At Discovery, students are prepared for college and life after high school. Students learn how to reflect upon their own thinking and acquire the skills they need to be successful in the world of tomorrow. At our school, every student discovers and explores his or her potential. In addition to the strong emphasis on academics and preparation for college, Discovery emphasizes the importance of developing family-like bonds, both between the teachers and their students, and between the students themselves. Discovery strives to create a nurturing culture in which students enjoy learning and can be creative while maintaining healthy social bonds and relationships.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 80% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 88% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 74% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 46% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 84% 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: Discovery High School
Code: X39A
Program description: Arts-integrated academic program with a concentration in the creative and technical arts
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Open

Offer Rate: -100% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 511
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 195
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 8

Seats 10: Yes-5
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Our students are eligible to participate in the Public Schools Athletic League Program (PSAL) on the Walton Educational Campus.

Other info

Total students: 456
Start time: 8:45am
End time: 3:45pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History
Additional info: Extended Day Program; Internships

School accessibility description: 1
School 10th 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: 7
Council district: 11
Census tract: 409
BIN: 2015241
BBL: 2032470070

About Discovery High School


Address: 2780 Reservoir Avenue, Bronx NY 10468
Latitude: 40.870293
Longitude: -73.898309
Phone number: 718-733-3872
Fax number: 718-733-3621
School email: [email protected]
Subway: 4 to Kingsbridge Rd
Bus: Bx1, Bx10, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx2, Bx22, Bx26, Bx28, Bx3, Bx32, Bx34, Bx38, Bx9, BxM3, BxM4

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iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

Advanced Regents courses, honors classes, SAT prep, CUNY College Now, Liberty Partnership program, town hall meetings, museum, gallery, guest artists

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