Bronx Academy Of Letters

339 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 401-4891
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 577 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

5%
29%
4%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

4%
29%
4%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

1%
36%
3%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2013
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
72%
55%
77%
72%
74%
63%
71%
55%
73%
51%
77%
68%
80%

Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bronx Academy Of Letters is a public high school in New York. The principal of Bronx Academy Of Letters is PRINCIPAL - MR. BRANDON CARDET-HERNANDEZ, who can be contacted at ahall32@schools.nyc.gov. 577 children attend Bronx Academy Of Letters and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 10% of the Bronx Academy Of Letters students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 577 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bronx Academy Of Letters is 14:1. Health Opportunities High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 65% %
Black, non-Hispanic 34% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Asian 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% None%
Limited English proficiency 10% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is awesome. I myself am in my Junior year and I've had so many life-long experiences with Enrichment opportunities and very knowledgeable teachers. It's a fair work-space and everyone wants the kids to succeed. The teachers care about the kids even with personal issues. Your child would love it here.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son love it. It was his first year at BAL and he end up the year with a 95% avarage (A). The teachers really care about the studentest tha really want to learn. They even provide to my son their personal phone just in case he has questions on his homework. We really had a grate experience an looking to have a better year on 2012.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has had an horrible experience in this school! Upon entering this school she was placed in a self contained class in which she didn't belong. The excuse behind this was that her former school refused to forward her information. i asked the principal and staff members "If that was the case Why wasn't her mother contacted?" The principal stated that she was sorry but she did what she thought was best for my child. My child has lost all academic hope in herself and has become depressed over this matter. I requested a written document in regards to this matter and the principal told me that she isn't comfortable in giving me a letter that will help me sue the school. This sounds like guilt to me. There is one aide there that has boosted my child's academic esteem. I appreciate her so much! Their are a few other staff members that are also apart of encouraging my child into the great endeavors that are before her. Saran

  • (5 years ago)

    A great school that offers great opportunities in a neighborhood that is underserved.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great teachers and amazing students.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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