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
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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About

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
Spanish
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
Programs
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.

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
671
667
    Grade 12 Students
168
139
    Grade 11 Students
111
137
    Grade 10 Students
180
138
    Grade 9 Students
212
253
Graduation %
79
92
College %
69
68
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 
  74.29%
Academic Engagement 
  60.75%
Safety 
  70.44%
Bully Prevention 
  62.00%
Inclusivity 
  88.30%
Mental Support 
  72.10%
Environment 
  72.09%
Post-School Support 
  83.00%
Teacher Responses - 62% responded
Academic Rigor 
  80.67%
School Satisfaction 
  87.00%
Student Behavior 
  54.33%
Student Support 
  86.60%
School Leadership 
  88.27%
Instructional Clarity 
  92.40%
Instructional Development 
  85.00%
Post-School Support 
  96.50%
Family Responses - 16% responded
Education 
  92.25%
Teacher Support 
  89.50%
Safety 
  88.33%
School Community 
  82.78%
School Leadership 
  92.18%
Post-School Support 
  92.00%

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. %
  81.40%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  32
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  27
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  74.40%
Postsecondary
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. 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 32.30%
Female 67.70%
English Language Learners:
  11.50%
Students with IEPs:
  22.80%
Economic Need Index:
  93.40%
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%
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