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University Heights Secondary School

Overview written by the school: Our school feels like college. We provide a rich and authentic learning environment that is rigorous, college and career focused, family oriented and dedicated to cultivating successive generations of citizens prepared to constructively participate in the society of their time. Students can earn up to 18 college credits through our partnership with CUNY and choose from Advanced Placement (AP) courses and STEM electives. Liberal arts and humanities electives include theater, photojournalism, media and broadcasting, band, business, and entrepreneurship. Students also gain real world experience through our executive internship program. Our curriculum fosters independence, critical thinking, and social responsibility.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 100% (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: 94% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 94% 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: 92% 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: Humanities
Code: X96A
Program description: Our Humanities program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the studies of Literature, the arts and Social sciences. Students are exposed to common threads found in different cultures and human history. They will develop critical thinking skills, communicate efficiently and make cross curricular connections. Their academic experience will foster curiosity and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their relation to the world.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 52
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1170
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 23
Seats 9 SWD: 13
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 202
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 16

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average (81-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.5-4.5), Math (2.3-4.5)
Individual Interview (On-Site)
Writing Sample


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): No data
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, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
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): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 519
Start time: 8:45am
End time: 3pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP Physics 1

Bbat: 1

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Melrose South-Mott Haven North
Neighborhood: Melrose S.-Mott Haven N.
Campus name: South Bronx Educational Campus
School Number: X470
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 201
Council district: 17
Census tract: 71
BIN: 2001153
BBL: 2023590240

About University Heights Secondary School


Address: 701 ST. ANNS AVENUE, BRONX NY 10455
Latitude: 40.81825
Longitude: -73.91103
Phone number: 718-292-0578
Fax number: 718-292-4276
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 2, 5 to Jackson Ave
Bus lines near the school: Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx46, Bx4A, Bx6, Bx6-SBS

Hotels near University Heights Secondary School

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Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs); Academic portfolio required for graduation

iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning; NFTE Entrepreneur Program; Digital Portfolio and Google Education School

Bloomberg, Early College, CUNY College Now, advisory, blended learning, project-based learning, Cornell University, Narrative 4, STEM

Robotics, Computer Programming, Technical Drawing (drafting), Tech Leaders of Tomorrow, Peer Mentoring, Green Technology, Aiming High, Health Corps

Theater, Heights News Network, Upward Bound STEM, Music, Summer Search, SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity), Mock Trials

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