University Heights Secondary School (07X495)

701 St. Anns Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455, Bronx
Phone: 718-292-0578
Email: hjoseph4@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:45am - 02:39pm
School Website: https://UniversityHeightsHighSchool.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47707
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/07X495/HS/
Subway: 2, 5 to Jackson Av
Bus: Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx46, Bx6, Bx6-SBS, M125
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About

Our school feels like a college. We provide a rich and authentic learning environment that is rigorous, college and career focused, family oriented and dedicated to cultivating 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 electives (stock market, photojournalism, music, creative writing, debate, painting, drawing, dance, business, entrepreneurship, gaming, robotics, model UN, neuroscience, genetics, botany, programming, and more). Students also gain real world experience through internships. Our curriculum fosters independence, critical thinking, and social responsibility. 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: Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School, Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs), FutureReadyNYC: Teaching & Training (P-12 Teacher)

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, CRMYA School, Dress Code, FutureReadyNYC School, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Session, Uniform, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • 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 Calculus BC, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch
Other Sports
Archery, Cycling
Activities
3D Printing, Alpha's Greatest Legacy (formerly Young Achievers), Anime Club, Archery, Arduino Club, Art to Art Broadway Show Program, Arts Connection, Automotive Technology, Baking Club, Band, Bella Abzug Leadership Group, Bloomberg Young Professionals, Book Club, Bronx FAB Lab, Business and Economics, Center for Educational Innovation Broadway Theater Program, Careerwise Executive Apprenticeship Program, Chess Club, Columbia University NY Bioforce Internship Program, Columbia University Freedom and Citizenship Program, Columbia University HK Maker Lab Summer Program, Computer Applications in Technology, Computer Science For All, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Nutrition Club, Cycling, Debate Team, Drawing, Dreamyard Dance and Theatre, Einstein Enrichment Program, Energy Tech, Engineering, Fellowship Initiative, First Robotics Class, First Year Seminar, Fordham University STEP Program, Gaming, Gardening, Genetics, Geospatial Program at Bronx Community College, Girls Leadership Club, Girls Write Now, Global STEM Alliance 1000 Girls 1000 Futures Mentoring Program, Good Shepherd Life Link Program, Graphic Design, Here to Here, HNN Heights News Network (News Program), Karate, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Summer Exposure Program, Microsoft IT Academy, Model UN, Music Club, Narrative 4 Ambassadors, National Society of Black Engineers, New York City Urban Debate Team, NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship), Questbridge, Pencil Partnership, Political Science, Painting, Psychology, Rockefeller University LAB Jumpstart, Rockefeller University Summer Science Research Program, Rocking the Boat, Sadie Nash Leadership Institute, SAT Prep, SEO Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Shakespeare Festival, Sociology, STEM Institute at City College, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Summer Bridge, Summer Search, Talent Search (Academic Enrichment Program), Two Sigma (coding and programming fellowship and mentorship program), Upward Bound (College Enrichment Program), Upward Bound Math and Science, Web Design, Writing Center, Yearbook, Young Men United Club, Zine and more.
Programs
Humanities(X96A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

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 efficiency and make cross curricular connections. Their academic experience will foster curiosity and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their relation to the world. This program requires students to complete an assignment as part of admissions. Soon, you will be able to upload your completed assignment through MySchools. Learn more at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/AssessmentHS

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on a school-based assessment, and in some cases also their course grades.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)(X96B)
Science & Math

Our STEM program is based on preparing students for college and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. We provide rigorous and hands-on courses in science, technology and math, including robotics, media, history of engineering and inquiry, technology, calculus, computer science, statistics, and more. Qualified students can do an executive apprenticeship in the STEM fields (including medicine and/or science research).

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on a school-based assessment, and in some cases also their course grades.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
570
573
    Grade 12 Students
147
133
    Grade 11 Students
147
151
    Grade 10 Students
137
152
    Grade 9 Students
139
137
Graduation %
100
99
College %
88
81
Humanities (X96A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

464 / 56 (8.29)
81 / 14 (5.79)
Waitlist
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) (X96B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

558 / 56 (9.96)
73 / 14 (5.21)
Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 68% responded
Academic Rigor 
  83.86%
Academic Engagement 
  68.17%
Safety 
  87.89%
Bully Prevention 
  85.38%
Inclusivity 
  93.20%
Mental Support 
  76.70%
Environment 
  77.73%
Post-School Support 
  92.00%
Teacher Responses - 97% responded
Academic Rigor 
  97.00%
School Satisfaction 
  99.00%
Student Behavior 
  92.88%
Student Support 
  98.00%
School Leadership 
  99.60%
Instructional Clarity 
  97.60%
Instructional Development 
  98.94%
Post-School Support 
  99.25%
Family Responses - 52% responded
Education 
  99.50%
Teacher Support 
  98.17%
Safety 
  98.67%
School Community 
  87.67%
School Leadership 
  98.55%
Post-School Support 
  99.00%

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. %
  100.00%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  20
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  99.30%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  483
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  500
Postsecondary
2-Year College 8.30%
4-Year College 79.70%
Other Postsecondary 1.50%
Unknown 10.50%

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 47.70%
Female 52.10%
Other 0.20%
English Language Learners:
  4.20%
Students with IEPs:
  20.20%
Economic Need Index:
  80.50%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 6.30%
Black 30.50%
Hispanic 56.80%
White 2.60%
Other 3.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 37.50%
Hispanic 28.10%
White 28.10%
Other 6.30%
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