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Bronx High School for Medical Science

Overview written by the school: The Bronx High School for Medical Science is a well established, highly successful 6-12 school located in the heart of the Bronx. Our school offers a small, academically challenging high school experience to students who wish to enter the fields of medical science, health or research. Science and mathematics is embedded into all curricular areas across grades and subjects. At our school, the first two years of study are devoted towards the completion of all requirements for graduation, while the last two years are devoted to electives and CUNY College Now coursework. The mission of our school is to graduate students to enter and succeed at the college of their choice.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 77% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 92% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 61% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 82% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 80% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Medical and Health Sciences
Code: X56A
Program description: The instructional program for HSMS students in grades 9-10 is focused on critical thinking skills. Students are in inclusive classroom settings and take core courses and required Regents examinations. The instructional program for HSMS students in grades 11-12 is focused on effective communication skills that build towards college and career readiness.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 65
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1441
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 22
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 198
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 12

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (75-100), Math (74-100), Science (75-100), Social Studies (75-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.1-4.5), Math (1.9-4.5)

Activities

Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): School Newsletter, Chess Club, National Honor Society, Student Government Organization
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Double Dutch
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Basketball, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 419
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish

Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Orientation

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: East Concourse-Concourse Village
Neighborhood: E. Concourse-Concourse Village
Campus name: William Howard Taft Educational Campus
School Number: X410
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 204
Council district: 16
Census tract: 225
BIN: 2007806
BBL: 2028170002

About Bronx High School for Medical Science

Contacts

Address: 240 EAST 172ND STREET, BRONX NY 10457
Latitude: 40.840422
Longitude: -73.91091
Phone number: 718-410-4040
Fax number: 718-992-4129
School email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/X413
Subway lines near the school: 4 to Mt Eden Ave; B, D to 170th St
Bus lines near the school: Bx1, Bx11, Bx15, Bx18, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, BxM4

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District Borough Number: 
09X413
Academic opportunities: 

Students have the opportunity to shadow healthcare professionals afterschool, weekends, and in the summer.

Students receive free PSAT and SAT preparation embedded into their day program in the 10th and 11th grade, respectively.

Students can earn up to 12 credits through CUNY College Now.

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