Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, The (10X442)

2780 Reservoir Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468, Bronx
Phone: 718-329-8550
Email: dfink2@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:00am - 3:36pm
Principal: Vern Ram
School Website: http://cchighschoolofmusic.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45977
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/10X442/HS/
Subway: 4 to Kingsbridge Rd
Bus: Bx1, Bx10, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx2, Bx22, Bx25, Bx26, Bx28, Bx3, Bx32, Bx34, Bx9, BxM3, BxM4
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About

The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music is a small school for students who are passionate about continuing their music studies while pursuing a challenging academic course of study. In addition to music instruction, students are expected to complete course requirements that lead to an Advanced Regents Diploma, college acceptance, and career readiness. The school curriculum requires a commitment of four years of music instruction and includes AP courses along with College Now courses through Lehman and Monroe College. In addition, our school has partnerships with Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, American Museum of Natural History, CUNY Lehman College, Jazzmobile, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Tony Bennett's Exploring the Arts Foundation.

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

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community Service Expected, Extended Day Program, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Internships Available, Multi-Session School, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, 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 English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Arts
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Programs
Concert Band / Jazz Band / Piano(X33A)
Performing Arts

Students audition annually to participate in varying levels of Concert Band and Jazz Band. Band curriculum includes music theory and jazz improvisation in all ensemble classes. Students prepare for a minimum of four performances a year, including state competitions and evaluations in solo and ensemble work. Please note all students auditioning on piano must select a band instrument in which to major.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Vocal Music: Chorus(X33B)
Performing Arts

Students study fundamentals as well as perform in concert choir. Advanced level choirs include: Stage Choir, Girls Chamber Choir, Mixed Choir, as well as other ensembles. All choirs incorporate music theory, music history, and sight singing. Preparation for state competitions as well as auditions. Evaluations in solo and ensemble work.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Instrumental Music: Orchestra / Strings(X33M)
Performing Arts

Group instruction on orchestral instruments. Participation in three string orchestras and two full orchestras. With a performance focus, all students will perform a minimum of four times per year. Advanced ensembles perform frequently and represent the school on frequent trips and tours. Orchestra curriculum includes music theory, music history, and sight singing. In addition to concerts, students prepare for state competitions and evaluations in solo and ensemble work.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
415
427
    Grade 12 Students
105
92
    Grade 11 Students
95
119
    Grade 10 Students
101
108
    Grade 9 Students
114
108
Avg. Class Size
17.3
Complaints / Suspensions
5 / 12
<5 / 7
Graduation %
99%
99%
College %
74%
80%
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
471 (161) / 140
107
515 / 140
124
Concert Band / Jazz Band / Piano (X33A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

68 / 36 (1.89)
14 / 9 (1.56)
Offers - Waitlist
Instrumental Music: Orchestra / Strings (X33M)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

28 / 24 (1.17)
6 / 6 (1.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Vocal Music: Chorus (X33B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

46 / 52 (0.88)
10 / 13 (0.77)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 74% responded
Academic Rigor 
  76.29%
Academic Engagement 
  63.92%
Safety 
  78.22%
Bully Prevention 
  69.50%
Inclusivity 
  89.40%
Mental Support 
  72.70%
Environment 
  68.64%
Post-School Support 
  76.44%
Teacher Responses - 76% responded
Academic Rigor 
  80.00%
School Satisfaction 
  88.83%
Student Behavior 
  79.00%
Student Support 
  89.93%
School Leadership 
  82.33%
Instructional Clarity 
  87.00%
Instructional Development 
  86.82%
Post-School Support 
  93.50%
Family Responses - 43% responded
Education 
  91.38%
Teacher Support 
  87.00%
Safety 
  92.00%
School Community 
  86.56%
School Leadership 
  93.27%
Post-School Support 
  92.00%

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. %
  100.00%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  66
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  58
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  97.40%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  459
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  484
Postsecondary
2-Year College 10.10%
4-Year College 67.70%
Other Postsecondary 5.10%
Unknown 17.10%

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 37.80%
Female 62.20%
English Language Learners:
  3.60%
Students with IEPs:
  20.70%
Economic Need Index: 
  79.60%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.40%
Black 28.40%
Hispanic 66.50%
White 2.20%
Other 1.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 21.90%
Hispanic 37.50%
White 37.50%
Other 3.10%
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