Happy Birthday Celia Cruz
October 21, 1925 - July 16, 2003


Dear Celia Cruz Community,

Welcome back to school for the 2021-2022 school year! I am excited to meet and speak with everyone now that a 100% return to in-person instruction will begin for students on 9/13/2021.

Our return to school still involves many questions, and not all of them yet have answers; there are concerns that our community continues to face, and there are many policies that are evolving and changing as the needs of our students change. However, I promise you that Celia Cruz will be a source of information for you and that we are taking steps to provide that information to you in new ways. Here are two goals and ways I intend to do that.

I want the school's website to be the first place our community goes for information. I want to anticipate your needs and have resources available in an easy-to-access format. When someone has a question, I want them to first look for information online.

I want to facilitate communication and streamline the parent experience at Celia Cruz. We are increasing the services available to families in the new "Parent Hub" and are hiring a part-time "Parent Liaison" to facilitate communication further and help families when they come to the school. The new "Hub" will be the first place parents are asked to go when arriving at Celia Cruz, and I want parents to begin asking for the Hub when they come. Please let me know how I can help you, support your students, or serve the community. As Principal, I believe I must constantly innovate and facilitate the evolution of Celia Cruz, and I welcome your ideas and feedback, as well as any criticism you would like to share.


Jerrod Mabry
Pronouns: he, him, his
(917) 847-7956 (cell phone)

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Upcoming School Events

PSAL – Athletics

October 2021

October 21, 2021 Boys Varsity Bowling at Gun Post Lanes 12

October 21, 2021 Boys Varsity Soccer at Christopher Columbus High School

October 22, 2021 Boys Varsity Bowling at Gun Post Lanes 13

October 22, 2021 Girls Varsity Bowling at Gun Post Lanes 8

October 22, 2021 Boys Varsity Soccer at Lehman Campus Field

October 22, 2021 Girls Varsity Volleyball at South Bronx High School Gym

October 25, 2021 Boys Varsity Bowling at Gun Post Lanes 2

October 25, 2021 Girls Varsity  Bowling at Gun Post Lanes 8

October 25, 2021 Girls Varsity Swimming at Walton High School Pool

The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music is a partner school with Exploring the Arts, an organization created by Susan Benedetto and her husband, Tony Bennett to support music programs throughout the city. They provide a series of professional development opportunities to enhance music programs as well as scholarships and internship opportunities for students.

School Leadership Team

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a collaborative team comprised of teachers, parents, students and administrators who develop strategic educational plans for their school. Part of our mission includes ensuring adequate access to resources necessary for implementing team goals.
Please email JMabry@schools.nyc.gov
or mmurphy39@schools.nyc.gov
for information on joining.

SLT Meetings
wednesdays 6pm - 7pm
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The violin has four strings tuned in perfect fifths.


The guitar is classified as a string instrument.


The cello is used as a solo musical instrument.


The saxophone is a woodwind instrument.

Double Bass

The lowest-pitched bowed string instrument.


It is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.