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Fordham High School for the Arts

DBN 10X437  •  insideschools.org  •  School Finder  •  2017 School Performance Dashboard
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Recognizing the needs of artistically talented students to attend a local high school, Fordham High School for the Arts (FHSA) was created to offer an instructional program in Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Drama, the Visual Arts, and Dance. A partnership with practicing artists will afford students the opportunity to explore and develop their talents in various mediums of artistic expression.

Prgram Description
    Admissions Priority
    • Priority to Bronx students or residents
    • Then to New York City residents
    Offer Rate
    • 100% of offers went to this group
    • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.8-4.5), Math (1.8-4.5)
    • Attendance
    • Audition
    • 100% of offers went to this group
    Methods Audition
    Seats 9th Grade GE 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Applicants 558 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Applicants per Seat 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Filled Y
    Seats 9th Grade SWD 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Applicants 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Applicants per Seat 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Filled N
    Seats Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Applicants Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    App per Seat Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Location 500 East Fordham Road, Bronx NY 10458 (40.859466, -73.888625)
    Subway B, D to Fordham Rd
    Website schools.nyc.gov/schoolportals/10/x437
    Graduation Rate 91.0%
    Pct Stu Enough Variety 85.0%
    College Career Rate 63.4%
    Pct Stu Safe 92.0%
    Specialized No
    Total Students 379
    Attendance Rate 93.0%
    SAT Takers 0
    SAT Reading 404
    SAT Math 398
    SAT Writing 412
    Total Enrollment 379
    Female 71.0% (268)
    Male 29.3% (111)
    White 2.1% (8)
    Asian 0.0% (0)
    Black 33.5% (127)
    Hispanic 61.5% (233)
    Other 0.0% (0)
    Academic Opportunities

    CTE program(s) in: Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

    Project Student Opportunities for Academic Reinforcement (Project SOAR), Tutoring, Counseling, SAT Prep, CUNY College Now

    STRIVE for College with the Dorothy Day Center for Service, and Justice at Fordham University

    Advanced Placement Courses

    AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Studio Art, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History


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    Addtl Info1

    College Trips; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internships; Multi-Session School; Summer Bridge Program

    Extracurricular Activities

    Cheerleading, Chess, Dance, Dance Team, Dramatic Arts, Instrumental Music, JROTC, Regents Academy, Small Group Tutoring, Student Government, National Honor Society (NHS), Visual Arts, Vocal Music

    School Sports

    Basketball, Swimming and Lifeguard Training, Weight Training

    • Fordham High School for the Arts
    • Performing Arts
      Audition Information
      • Students are required to audition in their interest area of study which includes a writing prompt. Dance: Come dressed in proper dance attire consisting of leotard, tights, and ballet shoes with hair placed in a bun (girls) or black jazz pants and white tee shirt (boys). Auditioning students will take a ballet barre led by the teacher. Auditioning students will have the opportunity to present a short one minute dance of your choice and bring your own music. Drama: Prepare two contrasting memorized monologues from a play, movie or novel, each one minute long. You may be asked to participate in a group theater game. Instrumental Music: This program offers a jazz curriculum for students who play band and rhythm section instruments. We do not have a string program. Students must bring their own instrument, sticks and music to the audition. Be prepared to play a scale and selection of music from a book or solo of your own choice, and sight-read. You will complete a questionnaire, interview, and take a simple test for musical aptitude. Vocal Music: Perform a prepared song without CD/piano accompaniment from the following list: Amazing Grace, Simple Gifts, The National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner), My Favorite Things, God Bless America, Happy Birthday and Somewhere. Students should avoid Top 40 or Pop music when at all possible. Applicants will also be evaluated on tonal memory, rhythmic and aural skills and vocal technique through teacher-led vocal exercises. Visual Art: Prepare and present a professional portfolio (work completed on drawing paper, canvas or photographed) of at least five pieces of original work drawn from real-life observations (including one self-portrait, one still-life and one landscape). The portfolio needs to show a range of style. Sketchbooks are welcomed as extra drawings. Auditioning students will be required to complete one detailed, shaded, and colored drawing from observation during the audition.
      Boro X
      School 10th Seats 1
      ELL Programs English as a New Language
      Language Classes Spanish
      Diploma Endorsements Arts
      Neighborhood Belmont
      Shared Space Yes
      Campus Name Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus
      Building Code X435
      Phone Number 718-733-4656
      Fax Number 718-295-3605
      School Email
      Grades 2018 12-Sep
      Final Grades 12-Sep
      Start Time 8am
      End Time 3:45pm
      Psal Sports Boys Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball
      Psal Sports Girls Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
      Psal Sports Coed
      Early College
      Geo Eligibility
      School Accessibility Description 1
      Codes X51A
      Seats 10 Yes-10
      Primary Address Line 1 500 East Fordham Road
      City Bronx
      State Code NY
      Lat 40.859
      Lng -73.889
      Zip 10,458
      # Grade 9 96
      # Grade 10 107
      # Grade 11 110
      # Grade 12 66
      ELA Takers 83
      ELA Level 1 12.0% (10)
      ELA Level 2 54.2% (45)
      ELA Level 3 0.0% (0)
      ELA Level 4 0.0% (0)
      ELA Level 3+4 33.7% (28)
      Math Takers 74
      Math Level 1 25.7% (19)
      Math Level 2 51.4% (38)
      Math Level 3 20.3% (15)
      Math Level 4 0.0% (0)
      Math Level 3+4 23.0% (17)

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