Bronx High School for Medical Science (09X413)

240 East 172 Street, Bronx, NY 10457, Bronx
Phone: 718-410-4040
Email: jburgos10@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:15am - 02:30pm
Principal: Sarah Lenihan
School Website: https://www.bxmedsci.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/46739
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/09X413/HS/
Subway: 4 to Mt Eden Av; B, D to 170th St
Bus: Bx1, Bx11, Bx15, Bx18A, Bx18B, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, BxM4
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About

The Bronx High School for Medical Science is a well established, highly successful 6-12 school located in the heart of the Bronx. Our school offers a small, academically challenging high school experience to students who wish to enter the fields of medical science, health or research. Science and mathematics is embedded into all curricular areas across grades and subjects. Students have the opportunity to attend field trips for both academic purposes and enrichment. The mission of our school is to graduate students who want to learn and lead in the science professions.

Academic Highlights: AP Courses Available, Language Courses Available

Other Features: College Trips, Health Center, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Orientation

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 English Literature and Composition, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Bowling, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball
Activities
Clubs such as yearbook, film, art, ping pong, soccer, robotics
Programs
Medical and Health Sciences(X56A)
Health Professions

The instructional program for HSMS students in grades 9-10 is focused on critical thinking skills. Students are in inclusive classroom settings and take core courses and required Regents examinations. The instructional program for HSMS students in grades 11-12 is focused on effective communication skills that build towards college and career readiness.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 3) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
282
312
    Grade 12 Students
72
66
    Grade 11 Students
74
84
    Grade 10 Students
65
78
    Grade 9 Students
71
84
Avg. Class Size
18.4
Complaints / Suspensions
0 / 15
0 / 9
Graduation %
93%
81%
College %
76%
77%
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
939 (172) / 81
154
1209 / 818
134
Medical and Health Sciences (X56A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

154 / 64 (2.41)
18 / 17 (1.06)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 96% responded
Academic Rigor 
  67.00%
Academic Engagement 
  54.92%
Safety 
  60.22%
Bully Prevention 
  55.50%
Inclusivity 
  82.60%
Mental Support 
  63.80%
Environment 
  61.09%
Post-School Support 
  74.27%
Teacher Responses - 77% responded
Academic Rigor 
  81.00%
School Satisfaction 
  88.00%
Student Behavior 
  61.56%
Student Support 
  86.07%
School Leadership 
  91.80%
Instructional Clarity 
  88.00%
Instructional Development 
  87.35%
Post-School Support 
  90.73%
Family Responses - 19% responded
Education 
  89.13%
Teacher Support 
  88.17%
Safety 
  90.00%
School Community 
  85.22%
School Leadership 
  93.82%
Post-School Support 
  89.00%

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. %
  90.80%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  56
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  55
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  96.10%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  447
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  472
Postsecondary
2-Year College 22.80%
4-Year College 59.70%
Unknown 17.50%

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 47.20%
Female 52.80%
English Language Learners:
  11.00%
Students with IEPs:
  31.20%
Economic Need Index: 
  91.10%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 5.00%
Black 28.40%
Hispanic 63.50%
White 1.40%
Other 1.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 19.00%
Hispanic 40.50%
White 35.70%
Other 4.80%
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