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Bronx High School for the Visual Arts

Bronx High School for the Visual Arts is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

70
Education Quality
85
Cost Of Living
79
Climate
73
Outcomes
Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Bronx High School for the Visual Arts says

We offer a challenging, sequential, four-year pre-professional art program and an interdisciplinary academic curriculum within a close-knit school community. We offer two visual arts programs: one focuses on developing general knowledge of the visual arts, while the other prepares students to become professional graphic designers. Both programs emphasize skill-building, student creativity, interests and community contributions. Our cultural partners provide learning experiences and additional resources for students and their families. Our small class size and project-based, student-centered curriculum provide individualized attention and prepare students for college and careers in the arts.

Curriculum

Studio Art, Portfolio, Digital Media, Photography, Museum Apprenticeships and Internships, College Now, Career and Technical Education Program in Graphic Design, Career Visions Institute, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

Programs

A program of study focused on the visual arts, including art history, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and mixed media. This curriculum will help a student become prepared for advanced study and work in the visual arts.

Program Specialization: Visual Art & Design

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 54

Admission Method: Limited unscreened

A program of study focused on learning the elements, principles and process of design and developing digital media and business skills. Students participate in internships and are prepared for advanced study and work in the field of graphic design.

Program Specialization: Visual Art & Design

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 54

Admission Method: Limited unscreened

Transportation

Buses: BX12, BX12-SBS, BX21, BX22, BX39

Trains: 2, 5 to Bronx Park East

Finance

Finance

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

Admissions

Admissions

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

Academics

Academics

67% of students graduate from Bronx High School for the Visual Arts

Test Scores

1268 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 433
SAT Verbal 419
SAT Writing 416

NYC Report Card

B
Environment
F
Progress
B
Performance
C
Overall Score
A
College and Career Readiness
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 480
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 153
10 180
11 64
12 83

Bronx High School for the Visual Arts'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 Bronx High School for the Visual Arts's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 19 : 1
Gender 58% Male / 42% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

67% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Bronx High School for the Visual Arts.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Hispanic/Latino 62%
Black or African American 29%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Bullying

There were 21 incidents of bullying last year at Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, which equals 0.0493 incidents per student.

Extracurriculars

Art and Career, Art and Literary Journal; Career Visions Institute: Dance, Computer Graphics, Digital Media, Drama; Animation, Newspaper, Student Government, Student Leadership Council, Visual Arts, Yearbook
  • Art Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
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