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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About

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
Stunt
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Step, Softball and Weight Lifting Club
Activities
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
Programs
Business Entrepreneurship(X25A)

Students learn the process of starting a business—from writing business plans to marketing their products. Students have the opportunity to run a business and participate in competitions through Virtual Enterprise. VE replicates all the functions of a real business in both structure and practice. Students create and manage their virtual businesses, developing a hands-on understanding of all aspects of business. This includes: product development, web design, production, marketing, sales, distribution, human resources, and accounting/finance. Through the VE program, students hone vital skills that place them ahead of the curve when they enter college and the workforce.

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
Law and Legal Studies/Law Enforcement(X25B)
Law & Government

The Law and Legal Studies program prepares students for a legal career by providing in-depth content on criminal and civil law, criminology, Constitutional law, and policing and reform movements, while developing students’ research, writing and presentation skills for college and beyond. Classes also involve realistic role playing as attorneys and witnesses in our own state of the art courtroom, conducting hearings, engaging in plea bargain negotiations, or conducting trials. Our students compete in the city, state, national and international mock trial, moot court and civics competitions. Students take advantage of frequent contacts with Federal and State court judges and personnel, summer internships, and our special partnership with Georgetown University Law School that guides and mentors students interested in becoming attorneys all the way through college. Whether your plans are to enroll in a four-year university or a law enforcement or legal training program this Academy provides students with the academic background and workplace exposure needed for success.

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
Computer Science(X25C)
Computer Science & Technology

The computer science program offers challenging, fun and engaging courses that equip students with tools in computational thinking, web development using programming languages such as Java. Students are empowered to use their creativity to solve problems, design web pages, create apps, build interactive games and animations. Our courses are accessible to beginners while offering more advanced students the opportunities to gain first hand experience. We offer AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A through our partnerships with Computer Science 4 All and Technology Education and Learning Support (TEALS), a Microsoft Philanthropies program that builds sustainable computer science programs in high schools.

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
Culinary Arts(X25D)
Culinary Arts

Overall, this program nurtures the culinary, baking, and hospitality talents of students, empowering them to excel in these interconnected disciplines and pursue a fulfilling career in the vibrant world of food and hospitality. Students use professional equipment and are trained by expert chefs from the 9th to the 12th grade. The curriculum includes: culinary, baking & pastry, and hospitality management, catering, restaurant operations and management, advanced desserts and bread making. Students enter competitions and receive an average of $250,000 - $300,000 a year in college scholarship money. Through our CCAP affiliation our students also have an opportunity for paid summer internships at some of the finest restaurants, corporate dining facilities in NYC. Restaurants such as Nobu, Nobu 57, The Rivington, Dos Caminos, Red Rooster, Free bird, American Grill, Porterhouse, Hudson Grill, Sony, Museum of Natural History and countless more. In addition to paid summer internships there are apprenticeship opportunities available for our graduates to move directly into the hospitality industry after graduation. Students get community service and real world experience through our catering program cooking for the community and throughout the city in venues such as Cippriannis, New World Stages, YMCA, and many more. During junior and senior years students have an opportunity to join our summer study abroad affiliation with Florence University of the Arts and take accredited college courses in Rome and Florence Italy. We are the only culinary program in the country with this opportunity. For a discounted price students can spend 3-4 weeks studying culinary in Florence while earning college credits.

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
Digital Media(X25E)
Communications

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.

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
Air Force Junior ROTC(X25F)
JROTC

AFJROTC program is a citizenship training program that is designed to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill personal responsibility, character, and self-discipline.

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
Dance(X25G)
Performing Arts

The Dance program offers students the opportunity to study dance technique, composition, theory, history, and anatomy and physiology. The dance program exposes students to the various disciplines of Modern Dance, Ballet, Tap, Afro-Caribbean, Musical Theater, Social Dances and Jazz; as well as Pilates and Zena Rommett Floor Bar. Dance students participate in school performances throughout the school year. School Trips to Lincoln Center, City Center and the Joyce Theater in Manhattan. Students experience live Major Dance Company Performances which include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Taylor Dance Company and American Ballet Theatre.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Honors Program(X25H)
Engineering

A four-year college preparatory program that provides students the opportunity to enter competitive colleges and careers in medical, law, computer science, media and culinary fields. Students move as a cohort through honors and Advanced Placement courses beginning in the 9th grade. Students are able to graduate with the distinguishable Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma, Advanced Regents Diploma, College Scholarships and Free College Credits with College Now and Dual Enrollment with several universities. Our school is committed to providing SAT preparation courses, college visits and college essay writing. Students participate in various summer programs and internships according to their interest in the NYC metro area (Cooper Union, City College, Einstein Science Research Program, NYU, Columbia, Fordham University and many others).

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
Visual Arts Academy(X25I)
Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

Our Visual Arts program has a rigorous four year curriculum that develops the student's technical abilities, critical-thinking skills and helps enhance the student’s creative personal voice. Students have received honors like the Scholastic Art Awards, exhibition awards at the MOMA, admission to pre-college programs at local schools and scholarships for college. Courses include Foundational Art, Advanced Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Ceramics, Advanced Gallery, and Senior Portfolio Preparation for Advanced Placement (AP) Art, and Digital Graphic Art & Design where the students become proficient in using Adobe suite software (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)

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
Harry S. Truman High School ACES 15:1 Program(X25Y)

Zoned(X25Z)
Zoned

Method:
Requirement:
Students who live within this school's zone are guaranteed an offer to this program, if they do not receive an offer to a higher choice. To see your child’s zoned school, go to your student's profile in MySchools and scroll down to "Zoned School”.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Guaranteed offer to students who live in the zoned area
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
1,891
2,120
    Grade 12 Students
450
472
    Grade 11 Students
447
479
    Grade 10 Students
537
491
    Grade 9 Students
457
678
Graduation %
85
80
College %
44
47
Air Force Junior ROTC (X25F)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

38 / 71 (0.54)
17 / 18 (0.94)
Offers - Waitlist
Business Entrepreneurship (X25A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Computer Science (X25C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

37 / 120 (0.31)
27 / 31 (0.87)
Offers - Waitlist
Culinary Arts (X25D)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

44 / 102 (0.43)
26 / 27 (0.96)
Offers - Waitlist
Dance (X25G)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Digital Media (X25E)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

10 / 76 (0.13)
5 / 20 (0.25)
Offers - Waitlist
Harry S. Truman High School ACES 15:1 Program (X25Y)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Waitlist
Honors Program (X25H)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

13 / 59 (0.22)
8 / 16 (0.50)
Offers - Waitlist
Law and Legal Studies/Law Enforcement (X25B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

22 / 103 (0.21)
7 / 27 (0.26)
Offers - Waitlist
Visual Arts Academy (X25I)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

42 / 63 (0.67)
20 / 17 (1.18)
Offers - Waitlist
Zoned (X25Z)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 59% responded
Academic Rigor 
  68.43%
Academic Engagement 
  55.67%
Safety 
  70.11%
Bully Prevention 
  61.00%
Inclusivity 
  84.10%
Mental Support 
  64.40%
Environment 
  66.64%
Post-School Support 
  77.56%
Teacher Responses - 51% responded
Academic Rigor 
  77.33%
School Satisfaction 
  78.17%
Student Behavior 
  66.56%
Student Support 
  82.73%
School Leadership 
  78.93%
Instructional Clarity 
  77.20%
Instructional Development 
  77.29%
Post-School Support 
  94.88%
Family Responses - 15% responded
Education 
  90.75%
Teacher Support 
  83.83%
Safety 
  95.33%
School Community 
  86.22%
School Leadership 
  94.18%
Post-School Support 
  93.00%

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. %
  83.70%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  65
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  57
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  70.60%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  462
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  469
Postsecondary
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:
  7.20%
Students with IEPs:
  24.30%
Economic Need Index:
  81.40%
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%
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