H.E.R.O. High (Health, Education, and Research Occupations High School) (07X259)

455 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10455, Bronx
Phone: 718-585-8013
Email: info@herohigh.net
Hours: 8:25am - 3:15pm
Principal: Kristin Cahill Garcia
School Website: http://herohigh.net/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/46737
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/07X259/HS/
Subway: 2, 5 to Jackson Av; 6 to East 143rd St-St Mary's St
Bus: Bx17, Bx19, Bx33, Bx4
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At HERO High, students prepare for successful careers in fields where they can change the world for the better. Students study to become a doctor or a nurse, a teacher, or a nonprofit or arts management professional through a challenging course of study that includes early college classes, real world problem solving, advanced math and science classes, a comprehensive work-based learning program and paid internships. There is lots of extra support at HERO High, including tutoring in every subject and an intensive advisory program that allows parents to stay in close contact with the school and students to receive the guidance they need. HERO students work hard, but they also have lots of fun at our many after-school clubs, arts electives, trips, school events and more. HERO students receive support even after they graduate, through tutoring for college classes, career coaching and and access to advanced career opportunities. At HERO High, we have your back for life! HERO High is a FutureReady and Modern Youth Apprenticeship school. We are part of the Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) pilot, which helps us support career readiness for all our students. We have courses that help our ninth and tenth graders explore their career interests and develop readiness skills. Our students can apply for apprenticeships in tech, finance, and business, which allows them to earn and learn while in high school.

Academic Highlights: FutureReadyNYC: Teaching & Training (P-12 Teacher), Paid internships for every student as part of our comprehensive career preparation; advisory and tutoring in every subject;, Career pathways in healthcare, arts and nonprofit management and education;, Lots if electives and after-school clubs, including visual art, music, dance, theater, herstory, student government, anime, builders, games, service learning and spoken word;, Early college classes available at HERO High or on the campus of our partner, Hostos Community College, Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School, Free Associate degrees in Nursing and Community Health;CTE program(s): Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, CRMYA School, Early College, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Internship Expected, 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 Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session

School Features:

  • NYC 9-14 School, which offer a six-year program where students earn a high school diploma, gain valuable work-based learning experiences, and can earn a no-cost Associate's degree (or up to two years of college credits)
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Arts (College Course [Credited]), Biology (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Outdoor Track, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Soccer, Step, Yoga
HERO High (Health, Education, and Research Occupations High School)(X37A)
Health Professions

Students may take up to six years to complete their high school program which includes earning an Associate degree (or up to two years of college credit) and participating in internships.

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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 126
<5 / 100
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
1,215 (256) / 243
935 / 243
HERO High (Health, Education, and Research Occupations High School) (X37A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

201 / 193 (1.04)
55 / 50 (1.10)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 43% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 62% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 16% 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:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/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
2-Year College 18.20%
4-Year College 26.20%
Other Postsecondary 10.90%
Unknown 44.70%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/school-quality-reports-and-resources

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 32.30%
Female 67.70%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.60%
Black 32.60%
Hispanic 63.30%
White 1.30%
Other 1.20%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 15.70%
Hispanic 27.10%
White 44.30%
Other 12.90%