Harry S Truman High School (11X455)

750 Baychester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10475, Bronx
Phone: 718-904-5493
Email: kalfano@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:00am - 02:20pm
School Website: https://bxtrumanhighschool.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47600
Admissions Information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd089do1Ows
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/11X455/HS/
Subway: 5 to Baychester Av
Bus: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx23, Bx25, Bx26, Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, BxM7, Q50
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Program Details
Business Entrepreneurship (X25A)

Students learn the process of starting a business—from writing business plans to marketing their products. Students have the opportunity to run a business and participate in competitions through Virtual Enterprise. VE replicates all the functions of a real business in both structure and practice. Students create and manage their virtual businesses, developing a hands-on understanding of all aspects of business. This includes: product development, web design, production, marketing, sales, distribution, human resources, and accounting/finance. Through the VE program, students hone vital skills that place them ahead of the curve when they enter college and the workforce.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
1,891
2,120
    Grade 12 Students
450
472
    Grade 11 Students
447
479
    Grade 10 Students
537
491
    Grade 9 Students
457
678
Graduation %
85
80
College %
44
47
Business Entrepreneurship (X25A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
About the School

Our school is the best-kept secret in the Bronx. We have taken the small school feeling and combined it with the variety of courses, academies, 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 and honor academy. Students get the opportunity to earn a AP Capstone Diploma and at least 16 Free College Credits. Our 12th graders earn millions of dollars in scholarships every year to attend universities. Our students receive intensive support and preparation for SAT, Regents and AP Exams. Our students also get opportunities to attend Local and International Educational Trips to museums, Broadway Shows, Camping, Italy, SixFlags etc. Students showcase their talents at competitions such as Culinary, Moot Court, Robotics and Sports, and shows such as Arts, Culture Day and Concerts. Vibrant Parent Association which includes SLT, Paint and Bingo Night, Yoga and Family Day. Students ask: "Why would I go anywhere else?" If it sounds too good to be true, come and visit for yourself!

Academic Highlights: Internships, Dual Enrollment Courses, Language Courses Available, FutureReadyNYC: Business & Finance (Business Operations), Honors and over 15 Advanced Placement Courses

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Extended Day, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - Drawing, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
French, Italian, Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Stunt
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Step, Softball and Weight Lifting Club
Activities
Africa Club, Art/Mural Club, Book Club, Boxing Club, Build On, Cheerleading Club, Chess Club, Choir Club, College Advisory, Crafty Hands Club, Creative Writing Club, Culinary Club, Drill Team, Gender & Sexuality Alliance, Girls on Fire, Law Mock Trial & ,.Library Club, Media Club, Men of Strength, Mock Court, National Honor Society & Community Service, Open Space Club, Peer Leadership Club, Performance Arts Club, Robotics Club, Softball Club, Step Team, Student Government, Swim Club, Video Game Club, Virtual Film Club, Writers Group, Yearbook Club, Zumba Club
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 59% responded
Academic Rigor 
  68.43%
Academic Engagement 
  55.67%
Safety 
  70.11%
Bully Prevention 
  61.00%
Inclusivity 
  84.10%
Mental Support 
  64.40%
Environment 
  66.64%
Post-School Support 
  77.56%
Teacher Responses - 51% responded
Academic Rigor 
  77.33%
School Satisfaction 
  78.17%
Student Behavior 
  66.56%
Student Support 
  82.73%
School Leadership 
  78.93%
Instructional Clarity 
  77.20%
Instructional Development 
  77.29%
Post-School Support 
  94.88%
Family Responses - 15% responded
Education 
  90.75%
Teacher Support 
  83.83%
Safety 
  95.33%
School Community 
  86.22%
School Leadership 
  94.18%
Post-School Support 
  93.00%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  83.70%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  65
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  57
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  70.60%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  462
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  469
Postsecondary
2-Year College 16.80%
4-Year College 30.60%
Other Postsecondary 9.40%
Unknown 43.20%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 56.80%
Female 43.20%
English Language Learners:
  7.20%
Students with IEPs:
  24.30%
Economic Need Index:
  81.40%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 3.70%
Black 46.50%
Hispanic 45.40%
White 2.40%
Other 2.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 23.70%
Hispanic 14.50%
White 51.90%
Other 9.90%
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