Bronx Writing Academy serves 330 students in grades 6-8.
Bronx Writing Academy placed 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%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the New York state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the New York state average of 62%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the New York state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 330 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
- Minority Enrollment: 96%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in NY
- Math Proficiency: ≤20% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 21-39% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education
Bronx Writing Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Bronx Writing Academy's student population of 330 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Bronx Writing Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,093 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Bronx Writing Academy is 0.48, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#3739 out of 4093 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) 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?
330 students attend Bronx Writing Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Bronx Writing Academy students are Hispanic, 27% of students are Black, 4% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bronx Writing Academy?
Bronx Writing Academy has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 12:1.
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?
Bronx Writing Academy is part of New York City Geographic District # 9 School District.
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