Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    3,013
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    468 3.6
  • Ranking

Bronx High School of Science is a public school in Bronx Borough, New York. It has 3,013 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 99% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 468 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

75 West 205th St
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 817-7700

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 468 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Resources & Facilities: All the help you need is out there if you look for it, SGI is your friend.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Academics: The teachers are incredible and you learn so much. The curriculum is challenging and the students are competitive, but you are so ready for college in the end. The academics are the schools strongest aspect, there are just so many crazy and interesting classes you can take, there is something for everyone. You will get a lot of work, you will get stressed out, you will get several sleepless nights, you will get depressed, but there's an incredible sense of satisfaction and accomplishment that you get when you succeed.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: The students are super friendly, you will find a friend without a doubt. There is a lot of racial separation though, mostly the white kids hang with the white kids, Indian with Indian, and Asian with Asian, but you are by no means limited by it, it just happens. I am Asian and have mostly white friends, and some of my Indian friends have mostly Asian, you are not restricted by race people can be duper friendly There is not much racism, although you do often hear a lot about race. There is a noticeable African American and Hispanic population, and though it is not as big as other schools they are by no means under represented and are definitely not shunned. The Asian population is the biggest followed by the white, they make up a huge chunk, but there is a lot of diversity. There is a mixed amount of homophobia. Most people are accepting, there's also a Gay Straight Alliance Club, but from some of the confessions on the facebook group, there seems to be more homophobes than I realized. The majority are accepting though, very rarely will your sexual orientation be a big issue for you, there are even a couple openly gay teachers
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The nurses are nice, and the officers are helpful. The drug use is super big. It usually differs by grade, but in mine, there's a lot of drug use and alcohol, and from what I can tell this is also huge in all the underclassmen grades as well. The students are educated, we know about safe sex and we don't get into physical fights with each other.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school by nature fosters a very competitive environment. I have dozens of friends who've graduated who all agree that the AP classes here are actually a lot harder than the AP classes in college. The worst thing by far is the lack of emphasis on mental health. We have several discussions with teachers and counselors about college every year, but the most we get about mental health is from health class that no one takes seriously. I love the teachers, I love the campus, I love the courses, but this is a competitive school. When the easiest classes our school has to offer is the equivalent of honors in other schools, you can't help but get super stressed and depressed. The combination of stress and routine will tear you down. The odd thing is, despite how much this school has destroyed me, I would do it all over again. There's a lot of work sure, but you will be more than competent when college rolls around. There's a certain pride in knowing that everyone you meet is typically guaranteed to be better than the students in other schools, you'd have to be to get in, maintaining it however is a different story. The drug culture in this school is pretty big- but it's a public high school what do you expect. Most kids just smoke marijuana and drink, very few use the more hardcore drugs, and even with the seemingly problematic drug issues, it's still better than in other schools. The worst thing that most people agree on is that if they were taking the same class in another school, their GPA would be a lot higher, which is true. It's hard to stand out when everyone else around you is just as, if not better than you.

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 42%
Male 57%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.4%
Grade 10 25.6%
Grade 11 25.1%
Grade 12 24.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 2% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 22% Student Body
  • 15% The extracurricular activities
  • 14% Prestige
  • 11% Guidance Counselors
  • 11% Campus
  • 11% Freedom
  • 10% The teachers
  • 7% Facilities

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 41% The stress related to the workload
  • 27% The competitiveness
  • 24% Located in a secluded area
  • 8% So many people are fake

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 29 responses

  • 48% The curriculum
  • 41% The student body
  • 10% Guidance Counselors

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 52% Intellectual
  • 26% Wolverines
  • 11% Crazy
  • 7% Takes time to get used to
  • 4% Hell

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 52% Learn how to have time management
  • 30% To know how to handle stress
  • 11% Don't get too stressed out!
  • 4% Just do your work
  • 4% Know the layout of the school

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 11 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 9% I hate everything about this school.