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
Digital Media (X25E)

All students receive hands-on experience with photography, videography, website design, podcast production and journalism. Daily live broadcasts of Truman’s announcements and coverage of our concerts, sporting and cultural events train students in a "real time" production environment. Students use Adobe Premiere Pro, professional cameras, 360 cameras, flying camera drones and other editing equipment to produce commercials, PSAs, short films, news packages and more. Students travel to Hollywood in California to participate in the Student Television Network National Convention. Internships and partnerships are available with WABC-7 Eyewitness News, News 12 and BronxNET. All interested and eligible students can also be enrolled in our Honors program.

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.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Digital Media (X25E)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

10 / 76 (0.13)
5 / 20 (0.25)
Offers - Waitlist
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
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Step, Softball and Weight Lifting Club
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 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 51% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 15% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
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:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
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%