Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters, The (07X551)

339 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451, Bronx
Phone: 718-401-4891
Email: schless@bxletters.org
Hours: 8:00am - 3:40pm
School Website: http://www.bronxletters.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/46054
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/07X551/HS/
Subway: 2 to 149th St-Grand Concourse; 4, 5 to 138th St; 6 to 138th St-3rd Ave
Bus: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx33, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, M125
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Our school was founded on the idea that students who can express themselves in writing can succeed in any path. Writing is another way where we leverage student voice and strengthen social justice! In addition to our inquiry-based college preparatory curriculum, students participate in regular field trips to arts institutions, overnight trips to universities, SAT prep, and enriching community-building activities. Our student services team connects students to jobs, internships, and programs that allow them to travel all over the world. We celebrate hard work, curiosity, self-expression, and service. Our graduates are critical readers and writers, fully prepared to maximize their learning and change the world.

Other Features: Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat

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 Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
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
Bronx Academy of Letters(X27A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Our school focuses on writing and social justice, giving all scholars a place to leverage their leadership and amplify their voice. Our extended school-day means there are additional opportunities for students to take high-interest classes and connect their interests and passions in new ways. At BAL, students do A LOT of writing, using their thinking to explain, process, and drive understanding in new areas!

Students are randomly selected
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 3) Then to New York City residents
Urban Assembly School Bronx Academy of Letters ASD Horizon Program(X27Y)

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 Academy of Letters (X27A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

58 / 79 (0.73)
29 / 21 (1.38)
Offers - Waitlist
Urban Assembly School Bronx Academy of Letters ASD Horizon Program (X27Y)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 45% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 63% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 6% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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. %
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 20.00%
4-Year College 31.10%
Unknown 48.90%

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 55.60%
Female 44.40%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.80%
Black 32.50%
Hispanic 61.60%
White 3.10%
Other 2.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 19.60%
Hispanic 17.60%
White 45.10%
Other 17.70%