Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts (11X253)

800 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10467, Bronx
Phone: 718-944-5660
Hours: 08:00am - 02:20pm
Principal: Cheryle Pierre
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Subway: 2, 5 to Gun Hill Rd
Bus: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx8, BxM11
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We value rigorous academics, college and career preparation, and participation in extracurricular activities. We offer academic support through lunch and learns, after-school and Saturday tutoring. Furthermore, students engage in college and career exploration beginning in the 9th grade. We are a community of writers where students compose poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction to address current events. In addition, they write for school publications, participate in poetry slams, act in school plays, make films, and create artwork with professionals, actors and artists from our lead partners Epic Theatre Ensemble, DC-TV, and Community-Word Project. We encourage all students to take part in extracurricular activities all four years.

Academic Highlights: College Credit Courses Available, AP Courses Available

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, 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 English Language and Composition, Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Running Club, Swimming
Anime Club, Green Team, Restorative Justice, Girls who Code, Bilingual support Group, Fashion Club, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Gaming Club, Dance Club, Creative Writing, Cooking Club, Student Council, GSA Club and Senior Committee
Bronx High School for Writing & Communication Arts(X76X)
Performing Arts

We offer a thriving arts program by teaching drama and integrating theater into our English and history classes. We also teach students how to make movies using actual film equipment in our after school program with DC-TV film. Students make movies using iMovie and other applications on their iPads in class. Each student has an iPad, each teacher has a Macbook, and each classroom is equipped with Apple TV. Technology is deeply integrated in math, science, English, and social studies classes.

Students are randomly selected
  • (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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 39
35 / 69
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
270 (29) / 108
330 / 108
Bronx High School for Writing & Communication Arts (X76X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

23 / 86 (0.27)
6 / 22 (0.27)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 64% 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 - 74% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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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 13.50%
4-Year College 29.80%
Other Postsecondary 1.40%
Unknown 55.30%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 41.80%
Female 58.20%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Black 44.40%
Hispanic 45.00%
White 5.30%
Other 5.30%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 44.40%
White 33.30%
Other 22.30%