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West Bronx Academy for the Future

Overview written by the school: The West Bronx Academy for the Future (WBA) is a high-tech school that prepares its graduates to participate fully in the social, civic, and economic life of their city. Students learn in integrated classes and are supported by a guidance system featuring small numbers of students with long-term teacher involvement. Our program is enhanced by real-world, project-based learning and the thorough integration of technology. Students are able to use two computer labs (Mac and HP) while working on integrated curriculum.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 86% (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: 85% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 73% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 64% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 75% 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: West Bronx Academy for the Future
Code: X59X

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 19
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 752
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 40
Seats 9 SWD: 5
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 253
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 51

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Priority to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Activities

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): No data
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, 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: 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: 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: 609
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:15pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Belmont
Neighborhood: Belmont
Campus name: Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus
School Number: X435
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 206
Council district: 15
Census tract: 387
BIN: 2011810
BBL: 2030590001

About West Bronx Academy for the Future

Contacts

Address: 500 EAST FORDHAM ROAD, BRONX NY 10458
Latitude: 40.860043
Longitude: -73.888267
Phone number: 718-563-7139
Fax number: 718-563-7362
School email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/X243
Subway lines near the school: B, D to Fordham Rd
Bus lines near the school: Bx1, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx22, Bx28, Bx34, Bx38, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx9, BxM4

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District Borough Number: 
10X243
Academic opportunities: 

Integrated Curriculum; Technology is used to enhance teaching and learning.

Access to computers equipped with software to enrich school-based curricula

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