Community School for Social Justice (07X427)

350 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451, Bronx
Phone: 718-402-8481 ext 3432
Hours: 8:15am - 2:45pm
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Subway: 2 to 149th St-Grand Concourse; 3 to 145th St; 4, 5 to 138th St; 6 to 138th St-3rd Ave
Bus: Bx1, Bx13, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx33, M1, M102, M125, M7
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Community School for Social Justice (CSSJ) is a NYC Outward Bound School. All NYC Outward Bound Schools prepare students for college, citizenship, and the 21st century workplace by bringing to life the central principle of Outward Bound: that combining intensive challenge with guided support leads to students achieving far more than they ever thought possible. Like all NYC Outward Bound schools, CSSJ implements the nationally recognized EL Education school model which is rooted in Outward Bound. This model features rigorous learning experiences and is built upon a culture of high achievement and mutual support. CSSJ uses hands-on learning that has real-world application to ignite a joy for learning and discovery in our students.

Academic Highlights: Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs)

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, Health Center, Online Grading System, Summer Bridge

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), Global History (College Course [Uncredited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Fencing, Track and Field, Girls Softball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Baseball
Social Action(X47A)
Project-Based Learning

Components of the program include: social action club, work with activists who are involved with social justice issues, social action and community service internships, whole school examination of social justice issues.

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 %
Social Action (X47A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

16 / 64 (0.25)
7 / 17 (0.41)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 75% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 95% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 34% 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
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 23.30%
4-Year College 24.40%
Unknown 52.30%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here:

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 51.40%
Female 48.60%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Black 22.70%
Hispanic 72.70%
White 0.90%
Other 3.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 26.30%
White 57.90%
Other 15.80%