Bronx Compass High School (08X561)

1980 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473, Bronx
Phone: 718-828-1206
Hours: 8:15am - 2:35pm
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Quality Snapshot:
Bus: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5, BxM8
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Program Details
Bronx Compass High School (Y61A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

We pride ourselves on students graduating College and Career ready for 21st century careers by taking rigorous college courses in Advanced Placement Computer Science, Advanced Placement Literature, Advanced Placement Government, Advanced Placement US History, Advanced Placement Psychology, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Advanced Placement Human Geography, taking College Now courses at local colleges for FREE College Credits and offering FREE PSAT/SAT Prep after school and weekends.

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Bronx Compass High School (Y61A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

93 / 95 (0.98)
38 / 25 (1.52)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Bronx Compass High School's mission is for all students to graduate equipped to succeed in the college and career of their dreams. We instill in our students to have GRIT: Guts, Responsibility, Integrity and Tenacity, and our entire staff works closely with individual students to demonstrate these core values. Students receive consistent guidance and support from our team of school counselors to obtain scholarships/grants, visit college campuses, and strive for their college and career goals. Students take four years of seminar classes that support them in literacy, health, and college and career readiness. Our teachers and staff also provide many opportunities for clubs and trips and learning outside of the classroom.

Academic Highlights: LITERACY Seminar Classes to support literacy, health, and College and Career Readiness, Civics For All: Students engage in Civics classes that support them in developing their leadership in their school and community. Students can graduate with the Seal of Civic Readiness., Financial Literacy; A focus on mastering literacy and skills in all content areas

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Health Center, Internships Available, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Art History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Fitness Club
National Honor Society, Student Council, Video Game Club, Mural Club, NYPD Explorers, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Weightlifting Club, Mental Health Awareness Club, Journalism Club, Hispanic Culture Club, Environmental Club, Mentors Club, Culinary Arts Club, Coding Club, Dance/STEP club, Arts and Crafts Club, Music Club, Soccer Club, Drama Club
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 86% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 94% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 81% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 6.30%
4-Year College 21.50%
Unknown 72.20%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 60.30%
Female 39.70%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 6.10%
Black 30.40%
Hispanic 58.50%
White 3.00%
Other 2.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 25.00%
Hispanic 43.80%
White 28.10%
Other 3.10%