Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts (11X253)

800 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10467, Bronx
Phone: 718-944-5660
Email: Jclark37@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:00am - 02:20pm
School Website: https://www.bhswca.com/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/38807
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/11X253/HS/
Subway: 2, 5 to Gun Hill Rd
Bus: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx8, BxM11
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Program Details
Bronx High School for Writing & Communication Arts (X76X)
Performing Arts

We offer a thriving arts program by teaching drama and integrating theater into our English and history classes. We also teach students how to make movies using actual film equipment in our after school program with DC-TV film. Students make movies using iMovie and other applications on their iPads in class. Each student has an iPad, each teacher has a Macbook, and each classroom is equipped with Apple TV. Technology is deeply integrated in math, science, English, and social studies classes.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
189
235
    Grade 12 Students
41
61
    Grade 11 Students
27
70
    Grade 10 Students
75
41
    Grade 9 Students
46
63
Graduation %
69
73
College %
38
33
Bronx High School for Writing & Communication Arts (X76X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

23 / 86 (0.27)
6 / 22 (0.27)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

We value rigorous academics, college and career preparation, and participation in extracurricular activities. We offer academic support through lunch and learns, after-school and Saturday tutoring. Furthermore, students engage in college and career exploration beginning in the 9th grade. We are a community of writers where students compose poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction to address current events. In addition, they write for school publications, participate in poetry slams, act in school plays, make films, and create artwork with professionals, actors and artists from our lead partners Epic Theatre Ensemble, DC-TV, and Community-Word Project. We encourage all students to take part in extracurricular activities all four years.

Academic Highlights: College Credit Courses Available, AP Courses Available

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Uniform, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Running Club, Swimming
Activities
Anime Club, Green Team, Restorative Justice, Girls who Code, Bilingual support Group, Fashion Club, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Gaming Club, Dance Club, Creative Writing, Cooking Club, Student Council, GSA Club and Senior Committee
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 64% responded
Academic Rigor 
  72.00%
Academic Engagement 
  59.50%
Safety 
  65.00%
Bully Prevention 
  61.00%
Inclusivity 
  83.80%
Mental Support 
  69.70%
Environment 
  66.09%
Post-School Support 
  81.33%
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
  88.33%
School Satisfaction 
  94.50%
Student Behavior 
  66.56%
Student Support 
  89.33%
School Leadership 
  89.27%
Instructional Clarity 
  90.80%
Instructional Development 
  89.47%
Post-School Support 
  96.50%
Family Responses - 74% responded
Education 
  99.63%
Teacher Support 
  99.50%
Safety 
  97.33%
School Community 
  88.67%
School Leadership 
  98.91%
Post-School Support 
  97.50%

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

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  76.00%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  32
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  40
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  50.00%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  380
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  405
Postsecondary
2-Year College 13.50%
4-Year College 29.80%
Other Postsecondary 1.40%
Unknown 55.30%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 41.80%
Female 58.20%
English Language Learners:
  10.10%
Students with IEPs:
  23.30%
Economic Need Index:
  89.40%
Student Ethnicity:
Black 44.40%
Hispanic 45.00%
White 5.30%
Other 5.30%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 44.40%
White 33.30%
Other 22.30%
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