Bronx Design and Construction Academy (07X522)

333 East 151 Street, Bronx, NY 10451, Bronx
Phone: 718-402-7690
Email: info@bxdesign.org
Hours: 08:00am - 02:30pm
School Website: https://www.bxdesign.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45839
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/07X522/HS/
Subway: 2, 5 to 149th St-3rd Av; 4 to 149th St-Grand Concourse
Bus: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, Bx6-SBS, BxM4, M125
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About

Bronx Design and Construction Academy is a Career and Technical Education high school that offers rigorous instruction that prepares students for entry into the competitive construction trades and post-secondary education. The skills students learn through their CTE coursework are applicable throughout the construction industry. NYS approved programs include Carpentry, Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technologies, Electrical Engineering, and Architectural Engineering. As a collaborative community, we ensure our students are prepared for both direct entry into construction fields and college upon completion of high school.

Academic Highlights: CUNY College Now courses, College Access for All, Algebra for All, Annual CTE Competitions (SkillsUSA), Annual CTE Fair, French Language, Work-Based Learning: Industry-led Internships (Industry Scholars Program), Construction Skills, Scholars at Work, OSHA-10 and OSHA-30 certifications, Driver's Ed, CTE program(s): Carpentry/Carpenter, Electrician, HVAC, Plumbing Technology, Pre-Engineering/Architectural Drafting

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Uniform

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 English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Languages Offered
Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance, Step
Activities
Video Game Club, Music Club, Movie Club, Art Club, Tech Squad, Student Government, Architecture Club
Programs
Building Construction and Technology(Y51A)
Engineering

Students will experience all trades: Electrical Engineering, Carpentry Technology, Plumbing Technology, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology as a rotation before choosing their desired field of study. Students will obtain OSHA certification prior to beginning college-level CTE coursework in their second year. Internships begin as early as the 10th grade. Students will also have access to NCCER certification upon completion of a building trade curriculum.

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
Architecture and Design(Y51B)
Architecture

The 4-year course work enables students to work in architectural or building construction related jobs, or continue toward an advanced degree in the field. Students explore industry levels of mastery in AutoCAD, 3-D Modeling and printing, and Revit. Graduates find employment in related industries such as building engineering, construction, code enforcement, materials manufacturing, and residential design/build contracting.

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
228
258
    Grade 12 Students
40
51
    Grade 11 Students
45
47
    Grade 10 Students
50
77
    Grade 9 Students
93
83
Graduation %
79
71
College %
24
45
Architecture and Design (Y51B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

51 / 32 (1.59)
22 / 8 (2.75)
Offers - Waitlist
Building Construction and Technology (Y51A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

33 / 100 (0.33)
25 / 0 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 89% responded
Academic Rigor 
  70.71%
Academic Engagement 
  62.67%
Safety 
  70.00%
Bully Prevention 
  58.25%
Inclusivity 
  80.90%
Mental Support 
  71.60%
Environment 
  70.73%
Post-School Support 
  79.78%
Teacher Responses - 83% responded
Academic Rigor 
  84.00%
School Satisfaction 
  86.33%
Student Behavior 
  61.11%
Student Support 
  89.27%
School Leadership 
  88.47%
Instructional Clarity 
  85.60%
Instructional Development 
  87.88%
Post-School Support 
  98.38%
Family Responses - 24% responded
Education 
  94.88%
Teacher Support 
  90.33%
Safety 
  97.33%
School Community 
  89.67%
School Leadership 
  97.18%
Post-School Support 
  96.00%

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. %
  70.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  43
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  24
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  45.90%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  351
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  357
Postsecondary
2-Year College 9.90%
4-Year College 22.50%
Other Postsecondary 2.80%
Unknown 64.80%

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 79.80%
Female 20.20%
English Language Learners:
  15.80%
Students with IEPs:
  41.70%
Economic Need Index:
  93.10%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.30%
Black 30.70%
Hispanic 66.70%
White 0.90%
Other 0.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 41.40%
Hispanic 20.70%
White 24.10%
Other 13.80%
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