Community School for Social Justice (07X427)

350 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451, Bronx
Phone: 718-402-8481 ext 3432
Email: pattyramirez@cssjbronx.org
Hours: 8:15am - 2:45pm
School Website: https://www.cssjbronx.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41835
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/07X427/HS/
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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About

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
Stunt
Other Sports
Fencing, Track and Field, Girls Softball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Baseball
Programs
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.

Method:
Requirement:
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.
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
216
281
    Grade 12 Students
61
79
    Grade 11 Students
46
72
    Grade 10 Students
57
66
    Grade 9 Students
52
64
Graduation %
80
67
College %
33
38
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 
  83.29%
Academic Engagement 
  75.75%
Safety 
  81.00%
Bully Prevention 
  80.75%
Inclusivity 
  94.30%
Mental Support 
  84.30%
Environment 
  80.64%
Post-School Support 
  92.00%
Teacher Responses - 95% responded
Academic Rigor 
  90.00%
School Satisfaction 
  99.17%
Student Behavior 
  69.67%
Student Support 
  98.33%
School Leadership 
  99.00%
Instructional Clarity 
  94.20%
Instructional Development 
  97.35%
Post-School Support 
  96.25%
Family Responses - 34% responded
Education 
  89.75%
Teacher Support 
  84.67%
Safety 
  93.00%
School Community 
  85.56%
School Leadership 
  92.09%
Post-School Support 
  90.00%

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. %
  77.60%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  16
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  23.90%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  365
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  393
Postsecondary
2-Year College 23.30%
4-Year College 24.40%
Unknown 52.30%

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 51.40%
Female 48.60%
English Language Learners:
  18.50%
Students with IEPs:
  27.30%
Economic Need Index:
  93.50%
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%
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