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About This School

The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters is a public high school in New York. The principal of The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters is MR. JEFFREY GARRETT and can be contacted at ahall32@schools.nyc.gov. 550 students attend The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 10% of the The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 550 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters is 14:1. NYC Charter HS-Architecture, Engineering, Construction Indus 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% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 89%
Limited English proficiency 10% 17%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 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.

  • (2 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.

  • (2 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

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (6 years ago)

    Great teachers and amazing students.

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