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Health Opportunities High School

Public | 9-12 | 587 students

 

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Posted April 11, 2010

i can admit i love health opportunities, but the classes are sometimes too large. in some of my classes i have up to 35 kids in my class. that is ridiculous! but i do believe the teachers have a lot of patience, and try their best tp give all students the one on one attention they need.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2009

I love the fact of this school that it has a dress code and it is enforced by the administrator. Also according to channel 2 this is one of the best school in the Bronx
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

this school is a way for kids to be open with learning and everyone here is very caring and also care about their students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

The school is great, the class sizes are small so each student gets the one on one attention that he/she needs. Some of us even do our courses in Hostos Commuinty College, so by the time we graduate, we would already have college credit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2008

I Just graduated from health opportunities and my personal experience in school have been pleasant.....Health Opportunities is like a big family and if you ever need help theres someone always there for you whether its dealing with school or a personaal issue, the teachers make sure you have learned everything needed in order to progress.......I miss the school sometimes i wish i can go back to the highschool days
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2008

i am a student of h.o.p and this a good school of which teachers care about u help and show u the respect u deserve while also encouraging personal growth and devlopment. i myself am a very outspoken student and everything i have to say is heard. everyone knows everyones name and no one goes unknown or unloved when it comes down to it h.o.p we are a family
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2007

In this school the academic programs are generally very good. The teachers are helpful and i am learning alot. If your child like sports or after school activities, this school has great programs just like a video club, newspaper, chearleading, football, etc.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
21%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
52%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
29%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

454 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

278 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students9%
Students with disabilities0%
General population9%

Chemistry

All Students65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population65%

Earth Science

All Students72%
Students with disabilities36%
General population77%

English

All Students72%
Students with disabilities35%
General population82%

Geometry

All Students42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students52%
Students with disabilities13%
General population62%

Integrated Algebra

All Students48%
Students with disabilities15%
General population57%

Living Environment

All Students54%
Students with disabilities15%
General population68%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students45%
Students with disabilities16%
General population55%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 23%
Black 39% 19%
Asian 3% 9%
White 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 18%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 55%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 891 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents46084%
Students39572%
Teachers36100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:35 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. JULIE MCHEDLISHVILI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Medical
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX1, BX15, BX19, BX2, BX32, BX33, M1, M102, M7. Subways - 4, 5 to 138th St - Grand Concourse; 3 to 145th St; 2 to 149th St - Grand Concourse; 6 to 3rd Av - 138th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
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Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 401-1826

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