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The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music

The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music is a coeducational public audition school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Education Quality
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Cost Of Living
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Climate
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Outcomes
Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music says

The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music is a small school for students seriously interested in continuing their music studies while pursuing a challenging academic course of study. In addition to music instruction, students are expected to complete course requirements that will lead to an Advanced Regents Diploma, college acceptance, and career readiness.

Curriculum

Advanced Regents Diploma Program, double periods of Ensemble and various music electives; ensembles include various Bands, Jazz Band, Latin Band, String Orchestras, Full Orchestra, Piano and Choirs; Honors Courses, College Now; students participate in a minimum of two major performances yearly, and are evaluated by New York State School Music Association as soloists and ensembles.

Programs

Students perform in Chorale, Show Choir, Select Choir, and Women’s Choir; Music Theory, Music History, Sight Singing, and Piano; Preparation for state competitions; Evaluations in solo and ensemble work

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 50

Admission Method: Audition

Small group instruction on band instruments; Participation in 3 concert bands and jazz band; Latin Band, Music Theory, Music History, Sight Singing, and Piano; Preparation for state competitions; Evaluations in solo and ensemble work

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 48

Admission Method: Audition

Small group instruction on orchestral instruments; Participation in 3 String Orchestras and Full Orchestra; Electives in Music Theory, Music History, Sight Singing, and Piano; Preparation for state competitions; Evaluations in solo and ensemble work

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 10

Admission Method: Audition

Transportation

Buses: BX1, BX10, BX22, BX26, BX28, BX3, BX32, BX34, BX9

Trains: 4, B, D to Kingsbridge Rd

Finance

Finance

Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Admissions

Admissions

Entrance Requirements

  • Audition

Admission Priorities

  • Open to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2

Academics

Academics

82% of students graduate from The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music

Test Scores

1270 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 420
SAT Verbal 423
SAT Writing 427

NYC Report Card

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Environment
B
Progress
B
Performance
B
Overall Score
B
College and Career Readiness

Awards

The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 422
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 146
10 143
11 65
12 68

The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1
Gender 41% Male / 59% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

78% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 3%
Hispanic/Latino 69%
Black or African American 27%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Bullying

There were 4 incidents of bullying last year at The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, which equals 0.0101 incidents per student.

Extracurriculars

National Honor Society, Chamber Music, Brass Quintet, Campus Council, Chess, Clarinet Quartet, Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation, Cruz News Newsletter Team, Dance, Drama, Guitar Class, Gospel Choir, Latin Band, Men's Choir, Music Section Leaders, Musical Theatre, Percussion Ensemble, Philosophy, Prom Committee, Regents Preparation, Rock Band, Saturday Academy/Tutoring, Saxophone Quartet, School Leadership Team (SLT), several performances and competitions throughout the Tri-State Area, String Quartet, Student Council, Student Recital Series, Woodwind Quintet, Yearbook Committee.
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama Club
  • Honor Society
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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