High School for Violin and Dance (09X543)

1110 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10456, Bronx
Phone: 718-842-0687
Email: jabramo2@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:09am - 2:30pm
School Website: https://www.hsvd.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45028
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/09X543/HS/
Bus: Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, Bx6-SBS
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The High School for Violin and Dance (HSVD) is one of four schools on the Morris Educational Campus. HSVD offers every student classes in string orchestra and dance (ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop). No prior experience is necessary, but students are expected to have a serious interest in the two performing arts and be ready to participate in intensive training in daily classes. With consistent practice, our students achieve competence, confidence, good citizenship, and maturity-qualities that are the foundation for success in high school. There are culminating string orchestra and dance performances at the end of the school year.

Academic Highlights: FutureReadyNYC: Business & Finance (Business Management/Operations)

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, Extended Day, Extended Year, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Online Grading System, Orientation, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

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 Comparative Government and Politics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Seminar, AP United States Government and Politics, Chemistry (Advanced Science)
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Violin and Dance(X41A)
Performing Arts

Students take 55-minute group lessons in string orchestra and/ or dance three to five times a week. In dance, students learn the fundamental positions and movements of classical and modern dance. In orchestra, students learn the foundations of music theory and technique.

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
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Violin and Dance (X41A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

30 / 86 (0.35)
10 / 22 (0.45)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 80% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 54% 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 22.60%
4-Year College 15.10%
Unknown 62.30%

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 29.50%
Female 70.50%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Black 30.20%
Hispanic 68.20%
Other 1.60%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 33.30%
Other 66.70%