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Harry S Truman High School

Overview written by the school: Our school is writing a new chapter in our history as the best-kept secret in the Bronx. We have taken the small school feeling and combined it with the variety of courses, diverse student body, and world-class facilities that you can only get in a large high school environment. Our students take core academic courses and commit to one of six career academies. Our 12th graders earn millions of dollars in scholarships every year to attend universities like Fordham, NYU, St. John's, DePauw University, and Penn State. Students ask: "Why would I go anywhere else?" It is a class-leading education close to home. If it sounds too good to be true, come and visit for yourself.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 78% (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: 90% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 90% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 49% 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: Law and Legal Studies/Law Enforcement Academy
Code: X25B
Program description: Experience law enforcement, mock trials, debates, and internships in our state-of-the-art law library and courtroom. Opportunities to network with law enforcement professionals. Affiliated with St. John's University; students may receive college credit.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 104
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 473
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 26
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 129
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Average
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math

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): AFJROTC, After-School and Saturday Tutoring, Best Buddies, buildOn, Chorus, Concert Band, Construction and Engineers Mentor Program for Future Engineers, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Debate Team, Drill Team, Gaming Club, Hip-Hop Dance, Journalism, Law Team, Media Arts, Men of Strength, National Honor Society, Robotics-FRC, SAT Preparation, Student Council, Swimming Club, Visual Art, Website Design and Maintenance, Weight Training, Yearbook
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, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, 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, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, 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: Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Cheerleading, Dance, Football, Swimming
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 2081
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:20pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: American Sign Language, French, Italian, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP European History, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Co-op City
Neighborhood: Co-op City
Campus name: Harry S Truman Educational Campus
School Number: X455
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 210
Council district: 12
Census tract: 46201
BIN: 2116159
BBL: 2051410150

About Harry S Truman High School

Contacts

Address: 750 BAYCHESTER AVENUE, BRONX NY 10475
Latitude: 40.874091
Longitude: -73.833904
Phone number: 718-904-5400
Fax number: 718-904-5502
School email: [email protected]
Website: bxtrumanhighschool.com
Subway lines near the school: 5 to Baychester Ave
Bus lines near the school: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx23, Bx26, Bx28, Bx29, Bx30, Bx38, BxM7, Q50

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District Borough Number: 
11X455
Academic opportunities: 

Pre-Engineering, Law and Legal Studies/Law Enforcement Academy, Computer Technology, Culinary Arts, Multimedia Communication, and Arts Academy

Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFJROTC), Summer Internship, Sports and Arts, Changing The Odds

College courses through Mercy, Monroe, and Bronx Community Colleges

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