Westchester Square Academy (08X558)

3000 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, Bronx
Phone: 718-904-5050
Email: ccortese@westchestersquare.org
Hours: 08:15am - 02:35pm
Principal: Marques Rich
School Website: https://www.westchestersquare.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43643
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/08X558/HS/
Subway: 6 to Westchester Square-East Tremont Av
Bus: Bx21, Bx24, Bx31, Bx4, Bx40, Bx42, Bx4A, Bx8
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Our mission is to develop confident readers, writers, and speakers who are connected to and supported by the school community. We prepare students for college with a liberal arts curriculum focused on writing, critical thinking, and peer discussion. We give them the opportunity to connect with their passions through elective coursework in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Our nurturing school culture encourages reflection, collaboration, and project-based learning. Regardless of entry program, students have a common 9th grade experience and opt-in to honors coursework starting their sophomore year.

Academic Highlights: Pre-AP Courses for 9th & 10th Grades, Honors & Advanced Placement (AP) Courses, College Advisement & Application Assistance, CUNY College Now & SUNY Courses for College Credit, Internship Opportunities for Upperclassmen

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Session

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 Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP United States Government and Politics, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket, Stunt
Other Sports
Dance, Step, Staff vs. Student Sporting Events
Anime/Video Game Club, Leaders of Tomorrow Club, AntiBullying Committee, Yearbook Club, African Student Association Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Dance Ensemble, GayStraight Alliance Club, National Honors Society, National Honors Society of Dance Arts, Student Government, Wellness Committee, Peer Group Connections, Advisory, Internship
Westchester Square Academy(Y58A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

College-preparatory curriculum with a liberal arts focus.

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
Westchester Square Academy Honors Program(Y58B)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Program offers accelerated coursework, including AP courses, starting in Sophomore year. Students will have the opportunity to take advanced-level coursework, including Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics. For more information about how to complete this program's application requirements, please visit https://www.westchestersquare.org/become_a_student

Students are admitted based on their course grades
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
DIA Admissions:
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
37 / 59
24 / 112
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
808 (97) / 135
719 / 135
Westchester Square Academy Honors Program (Y58B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

28 / 43 (0.65)
6 / 11 (0.55)
Offers - Waitlist
Westchester Square Academy (Y58A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

49 / 64 (0.77)
14 / 17 (0.82)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 71% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 81% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 16% 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:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/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 18.70%
4-Year College 40.70%
Other Postsecondary 5.70%
Unknown 34.90%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/school-quality-reports-and-resources

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 56.00%
Female 43.80%
Other 0.20%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 9.00%
Black 23.00%
Hispanic 58.20%
White 7.30%
Other 2.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 19.40%
Hispanic 25.80%
White 38.70%
Other 16.10%