Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists (08X269)

928 Simpson Street, Bronx, NY 10459, Bronx
Phone: 718-893-5158
Email: carrie.bino@bsswa.org
Hours: 8:15am - 2:35pm
School Website: http://www.bsswa.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41252
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/08X269/HS/
Subway: 2, 5 to Intervale Av; 6 to Hunts Point Av
Bus: Bx17, Bx19, Bx27, Bx35, Bx4, Bx46, Bx4A, Bx5, Bx6, Bx6-SBS
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About

Our mission is to educate, empower and embolden our students, school and community. Our faculty and partners work tirelessly to ensure that our school is a learning environment open to all students, regardless of academic ability, and that every student is prepared for college and the world beyond. We value academic challenge, social justice, individualization, and high-quality teaching.

Other Features: College Trips, Dress Code, Extended Day Program, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Weekend Programs

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Literature and Composition, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Rugby, Soccer, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Wrestling
Activities
Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Men of BSSWA, We Rise (Girls Group), Girl Hack, Global Kids High School Leadership, Beat! Global (music program), Global Kids College and Career Club, Student Government, Senior Council, Academic Clinic, Spring Musical, Elevate NY, Casita Maria, SAT Prep, Regents Prep, C.A.T.C.H
Programs
Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists(Y28A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

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 continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
331
331
    Grade 12 Students
58
66
    Grade 11 Students
72
56
    Grade 10 Students
91
98
    Grade 9 Students
110
111
Graduation %
90
79
College %
49
53
Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists (Y28A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

115 / 64 (1.80)
25 / 17 (1.47)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 83% responded
Academic Rigor 
  65.29%
Academic Engagement 
  55.08%
Safety 
  72.67%
Bully Prevention 
  55.75%
Inclusivity 
  82.30%
Mental Support 
  63.30%
Environment 
  65.36%
Post-School Support 
  76.00%
Teacher Responses - 88% responded
Academic Rigor 
  70.67%
School Satisfaction 
  78.50%
Student Behavior 
  48.67%
Student Support 
  78.73%
School Leadership 
  79.80%
Instructional Clarity 
  74.60%
Instructional Development 
  75.88%
Post-School Support 
  88.82%
Family Responses - 11% responded
Education 
  92.50%
Teacher Support 
  85.17%
Safety 
  91.67%
School Community 
  84.00%
School Leadership 
  92.91%
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. %
  87.90%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  55
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  52
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  48.50%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  439
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  420
Postsecondary
2-Year College 37.50%
4-Year College 29.10%
Unknown 33.40%

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 41.40%
Female 58.60%
English Language Learners:
  9.10%
Students with IEPs:
  24.20%
Economic Need Index:
  93.20%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.30%
Black 18.10%
Hispanic 79.80%
White 1.50%
Other 0.30%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 15.80%
Hispanic 28.10%
White 49.10%
Other 7.00%
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