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Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School

Overview written by the school: Since 1994, our graduates have gone on to succeed in city, state, and private colleges and pursue careers in business, media, social work, education, and technical fields. Through college classes, internships, and digital courses, we provide a broad range of learning opportunities and we leverage technology to maximize individualization, independence, and depth of learning. Our four-year Advisory curriculum focuses on the academic development, knowledge, as well as the critical thinking, research, and analytical skills necessary for college. At the Children's Aid Society Student Success Center, students work with a team of full-time counselors to explore college and career goals and complete college and scholarship applications.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 74.000001% (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: 79.000002% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 89.999998% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 47% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 88% 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: Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School
Code: X91A

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 87
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 326
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 129
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Fannie Lou Hamer Middle School students
Admissions priority 2: Then to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then 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): Art, Beam Center, Camp Interactive, College Set (Scholarship Program), Corporate Workplace (Job Training and Paid Internship), Crochet Club, Digital Media and Game Design, Entrepreneurship classes, JPMorgan Live, MSG Classroom, NYU Excel, Dance, Rocking The Boat, Sports, STEAM Club, Student Government, Tennis, Yearbook, Yoga
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, Volleyball, Wrestling
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, 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: 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: 463
Start time: 8:45am
End time: 2:45pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish

Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Community School
Bbat: 1

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Crotona Park East
Neighborhood: Crotona Park East

School Number: X878

Community board: 203
Council district: 17
Census tract: 157
BIN: 2101786
BBL: 2030130001

About Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School


Address: 1021 Jennings Street, Bronx NY 10460 (40.831212,-73.885804)
Latitude: 40.83087
Longitude: -73.88626
Phone number: 718-861-0521
Fax number: 718-861-0619
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 2, 5 to Freeman St; 6 to Whitlock Ave
Bus lines near the school: Bx11, Bx19, Bx21, Bx27, Bx35, Bx36, Bx4, Bx4A

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We require an academic portfolio for graduation: all students must complete seven portfolios and four Performance-based Assessment Tasks (PBATS).

Students create a portfolio of rich, personal work in seven areas: literature, math, social studies, science, social issues, art, STEAM, and electives

Online courses are available for students wishing to register for courses not offered at the school.

CUNY College Now and NYU Partnership college courses; community outreach, internship and entrepreneurship programs

After school technology club that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) to make positive impact on community issues.

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