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Discovery High School

Discovery High School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Discovery High School says

At Discovery, students are prepared for college and life after high school. Students learn how to think about their own thinking and how to acquire the necessary skills they will need to be successful in the world of tomorrow. At our school, every student discovers and explores his or her potential. In addition to the strong emphasis on academics and preparation for college, Discovery emphasizes the importance of developing family-like bonds, both between the teachers and their students, and between the students themselves. Discovery strives to create a culture in which students enjoy learning, are able to be creative, well-nurtured, and maintain healthy social bonds and relationships.

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Advanced Regents Courses, Advanced Placement Courses, Honors Classes, SAT Prep, College Now, Internships, Liberty Partnership Program, Town Hall Meetings, Museum, Gallery visits and other trips, Guest Artists, Tutoring

Program Overview

Arts-integrated academic program with a concentration in the creative and technical arts; Students participate in learning through creative discovery

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 108

Admission Method: Limited unscreened


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

Trains: 4, B, D to Kingsbridge Rd



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



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Bronx students or residents who attend an information session
  • Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  • Then to Bronx students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



67% of students graduate from Discovery High School

Test Scores

1115 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 379
SAT Verbal 372
SAT Writing 364

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Discovery High School received a Bronze award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Biology
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 524
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 168
10 196
11 123
12 37

Discovery High School'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 Discovery High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 10 : 1
Gender 52% Male / 48% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

83% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Discovery High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 76%
Black or African American 20%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 13 incidents of bullying last year at Discovery High School, which equals 0.0258 incidents per student.


Art, Band (The Daredevils), Cheerleading, Chemistry, Dance, Digital Video, Drama, Honors Math, Kids for College (KFC), Literary Magazine, Newsletter, Opening Act, Peer Mediation, Senior Committee, Spoken Word (Open Mic), Step Team, Student Government, Tutoring, Website, Welcome Committee, Yearbook.
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Team
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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