Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies (09X297)

1110 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10456, Bronx
Phone: 718-617-5312
Email: info@macsx297.org
Hours: 8:44am - 3:04pm
School Website: https://www.macsx297.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43561
Admissions Information: https://www.macsx297.org/admissions
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/09X297/HS/
Bus: Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, Bx6-SBS
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About

At MACS our students learn by doing. Our staff builds relationships with students, parents, & community to continuously develop systems that empower the whole student. We put students first by setting high expectations while meeting student needs so they can work collaboratively & think critically to become creative problem-solvers who will lead by example in all endeavors. We implement a series of data-informed, student-centered initiatives, project-based learning, & socio-emotional support structures that use evidence to meet needs and maximize equity for all. Passion, persistence, & knowledge of the whole student flow in & out of these systems as connective threads that encourage high standards & real-world relevance in our practices.

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, Extended Day, Health Center, 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 Orientation, Summer Session, Uniform, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • 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 Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Fitness Club
Activities
Tutoring (all subject areas), Cooking Club, Fitness Club, Theatre Club, Student Ambassador, Art Club, Japanese Club, Morning Gym, Robotics, Game Club, Music/Recording Studio, JROTC, GSA, Coloring Club, College and Career Club, Lego Club, Field Trips, National Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society, Peer Group Connections
Programs
Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies(X81X)
Project-Based Learning

Students learn by doing at MACS thereby building college-ready skills from the start. All students complete major course projects in all subjects each year and present to panelists and judges. We offer a wide variety of programs to enhance the whole child, including mentoring program recognized by the Obama Admin. Our students enroll in colleges such as Dartmouth, George Washington, Syracuse, Binghamton, Fordham, NYU, St. John's, Hunter, John Jay, Hofstra, Buffalo State, Courtlandt, and many others.

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
437
453
    Grade 12 Students
114
104
    Grade 11 Students
110
113
    Grade 10 Students
102
118
    Grade 9 Students
111
118
Graduation %
87
92
College %
65
41
Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies (X81X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

95 / 98 (0.97)
34 / 25 (1.36)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 83% responded
Academic Rigor 
  78.00%
Academic Engagement 
  69.00%
Safety 
  76.11%
Bully Prevention 
  73.38%
Inclusivity 
  89.90%
Mental Support 
  75.20%
Environment 
  74.73%
Post-School Support 
  88.33%
Teacher Responses - 92% responded
Academic Rigor 
  82.33%
School Satisfaction 
  92.50%
Student Behavior 
  66.67%
Student Support 
  89.00%
School Leadership 
  91.27%
Instructional Clarity 
  88.80%
Instructional Development 
  89.65%
Post-School Support 
  96.38%
Family Responses - 19% responded
Education 
  94.00%
Teacher Support 
  88.17%
Safety 
  91.33%
School Community 
  86.89%
School Leadership 
  94.09%
Post-School Support 
  94.50%

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. %
  87.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  60
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  41
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  52.90%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  402
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  418
Postsecondary
2-Year College 15.30%
4-Year College 34.70%
Other Postsecondary 1.00%
Vocational Program 1.00%
Unknown 48.00%

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 50.30%
Female 49.40%
Other 0.30%
English Language Learners:
  8.00%
Students with IEPs:
  29.10%
Economic Need Index:
  94.20%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.20%
Black 25.40%
Hispanic 72.50%
White 0.90%
Other 1.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 18.40%
Hispanic 23.70%
White 39.50%
Other 18.40%
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