Bronx High School of Science

The Bronx High School of Science (commonly called Bronx Science or Science, and formerly Science High) is a public specialized high school in New York City, New York, United States. It is operated by the New York City Department of Education.

Bronx High School of Science
75 West 205th Street


United States
Coordinates40°52′42″N 73°53′27″W
Other names
  • Bronx Science
  • Science
TypeSelective school
Motto"Inquire, Discover, Create"
Established1938 (1938)
FounderMorris Meister
School districtNYCDOE Region 10
School numberX445
NCES School ID360008701922[1]
PrincipalRachel Hoyle[2]
Teaching staff137.47 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment2,983 (2019–2020)[1]
Student to teacher ratio21.66[1]
Color(s)Green and Gold   
Athletics conferencePSAL
NewspaperThe Science Survey
YearbookThe Observatory
AffiliationNational Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools
Nobel laureates8

Admission to Bronx Science involves passing the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test. Each November, about 30,000 eighth and ninth graders take the three-hour test for admittance to eight of the nine specialized high schools. The test is extremely competitive, with only 800 of the 30,000 applicants being accepted to Bronx Science each year.

Founded in 1938 in the Bronx, New York City, Bronx Science is now situated in an educational area known as the Educational Mile in Bedford Park, a neighborhood in the northwest portion of the Bronx. Although originally known for its focus on mathematics and science, Bronx Science also emphasizes the humanities and social sciences and continually attracts students with a wide variety of interests beyond math and science. With eight Nobel Prize-winning alumni, seven in physics and one in chemistry, it has produced the most Nobel laureates in science of any secondary school in the world. Bronx Science alumni have also won two Turing Awards, sometimes unofficially referred to as the Nobel Prize in computer science; six National Medals of Science, the nation's highest scientific honor; and eight Pulitzer Prizes.

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