Bronx High School for Writing & Communication Arts

800 East Gun Hill Rd, Bronx, NY 10467 | (718) 944-5660
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 452
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 452 high school students from grades 9-12
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 800 E Gun Hill Rd, Bronx, NY 10467
  • Principal or Admin: Steven Chernigoff
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 452
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 23.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 19.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 177 (39.2%)
  • Females: 275 (60.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Bronx High School for Writing & Communication Arts Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.2%
Black24153.3%
Asian102.2%
Hispanic19643.4%
White40.9%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Bronx High School for Writing & Communication Arts
  Number Percent
9th Grade15534.3%
10th Grade10924.1%
11th Grade7215.9%
12th Grade8418.6%
Ungraded327.1%
Graduate & Dropout Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
60.0%
District:
60.0%
Percent of Graduates Earning a Regents Diploma
School:
79.0%
District:
66.0%
State:
83.0%
Percent of Students That Dropped Out
School:
6.0%
District:
4.0%
State:
3.0%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 81-90%
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
School:
91.0%
State:
93.0%
Percent of Students Suspended
School:
8.0%
District:
5.0%
State:
5.0%
Teacher Certification & Qualifications (2010)
Percent of Teachers Without a Valid Teaching Certificate
School:
4.0%
District:
2.0%
Percent of Teachers Out of Certification
School:
21.0%
District:
7.0%
Percent of Classes Taught by Teachers Without Appropriate Certification
School:
13.0%
District:
9.0%
Percent of Core Classes Not Being Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
School:
12.0%
District:
7.0%
Teacher Experience & Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Less Than 3 Years of Experience
School:
8.0%
District:
8.0%
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Ph.D.
School:
50.0%
District:
39.0%
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
School:
23.0%
District:
12.0%
Turnover Rate For Teachers with Less Than 5 Years of Experience
School:
25.0%
District:
17.0%
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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