Bronx Writing Academy

270 E 167th St
Bronx, NY 10456
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Bottom 50%
Serving 315 students in grades 6-8, Bronx Writing Academy ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the New York state average of 55%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the New York state average of 62%).
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 315 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Bronx Writing Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Bronx Writing Academy's student population of 315 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
315 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Bronx Writing Academy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,093 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Bronx Writing Academy is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#3739 out of 4093 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤20%
55%
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21-39%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
70%
29%
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Black
26%
16%
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White
3%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.45
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bronx Writing Academy's ranking?
Bronx Writing Academy is ranked #3739 out of 4,093 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 55% NY state average), while 21-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% NY state average).
How many students attend Bronx Writing Academy?
315 students attend Bronx Writing Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of Bronx Writing Academy students are Hispanic, 26% of students are Black, 3% of students are White, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bronx Writing Academy?
Bronx Writing Academy has a student ration of 8:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Bronx Writing Academy offer ?
Bronx Writing Academy offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Bronx Writing Academy part of?
In what neighborhood is Bronx Writing Academy located?
Bronx Writing Academy is located in the Concourse Village neighborhood of Bronx, NY. There are 22 other public schools located in Concourse Village.

School Reviews

5   7/22/2013
hey i wanted to know how do know if this school is good and what is the uniform also in the purple book for middle schools it says there s no uniforms last but not least is there any dance music or art activities
- Posted by Student/Alumni - la-ma

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 315 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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