School Details

Fordham High School for the Arts

500 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 733-4656

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 385 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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  • New York City Geographic District #10 average
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About this school

Fordham High School for the Arts is a public high school in New York. The principal of Fordham High School for the Arts is MS. IRIS BLIGE, whose e-mail is 385 children attend Fordham High School for the Arts and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 12% of the Fordham High School for the Arts students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 385 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fordham High School for the Arts is 13:1. Bronx High School Law And Community Services is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 61% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 82%
Limited English proficiency 12% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the best school I had ever been to! I love/like all the teachers students and staff members throughout the entire school. I also like all the programs and culture of the people throughout the entire school. When I grow up I would like to become a singer and an actress and Fordham for the Arts offers the program and the opportunity for me as well as others to live our dreams. And as I said before this is the best school ever!

  • (7 years ago)

    Fordham High School for the Arts has a wonderful vocal department the students are always willing to learn the new pieces of music and they have incredible voices.

  • (7 years ago)

    Fordham High School For The Arts truly brings out the talent and potential out of each individual. The teachers are patient and caring and there is a great support team.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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