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Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 1,911

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750 Baychester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475

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(718) 904-5400
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November 15, 2012
Just look at the statistics. This school is far below average in every single area. The statistics are printed on this website. This is a school that performs horribly. If you hate your children, then send them to HST

- submitted by a teacher

October 11, 2011
This school has excellent teachers and administrators and good facilities.some of the students get a little rowdy, but this is a good school

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 15, 2010
i do not like it at all, theres alot of violence and bad behavior there!

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2010
I used to attend Truman High School and ebnjoyed the whole experience.The teachers are ready to help but it up to you to make that decision and make friends with the same attitude.Go Mustangs!

- submitted by a student

March 17, 2010
Great school. I'm a senior and I've attended Truman since my freshman year. I've personally seen Truman improve year after year and it's been a tremendous opportunity for me to have the chance to go to Truman high school. The school is not perfect, but then again, what school is? If you go there and do what you're expected to do as student--not cutting, fighting, or cursing teachers out, you will surely reap the benefits of going to Truman high. I also got into my top 3 colleges: Saint John's University, Seton Hall University and John Jay. It really proves the notion that whether one attends an inner-city public school, or a private school, one has the opportunity to reach his or her true potential by climbing the ladder of success.

- submitted by a student

November 21, 2009
Truman has really turned around... absolutely incredible! They have interesting programs in Media/TV Production, Culinary, Pre-Law, Engineering-Robotics.. we saw them all during an open house.. Now my child is a freshman and loves it. He says the teachers challenge him and always give him extra help if he needs it.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2009
This is a great school and JROTC is great for a person's life.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 10, 2009
I felt like Truman high school really helped my child develope, and she took turns for the better soon after enrollment, Mr Uminksis class ROCKSSSS!

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2008
The JROTC Program is the best thing for my child. She has really changed for the better.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2008
This school is really turning my daughter around. Exceptional JROTC program.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2008
This School does offer a night class has extremely talented sports teams and skilled coaches. Very polite teachers and a Principal that actually walks around the school and checks on the students in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 16, 2008
i love the way truman checks on its students by calling the houses of students

- submitted by a student

October 02, 2008
theres no extra credit classes and no night school alternatives available to student who are in need or want to take it. This schools security is horrible. They focus more on the students who shouldn't have to have security. There might as well be no security. They should give senior privileges as well.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2006
My educational experience at Truman High School will be one of the most memorable experiences of my lifetime. Despite the many obstacles in the way, if you are a determined student whose mind is focused on learning, and does not get wrappped up in all the chaos at Truman, you will end up being successful and graduating in 4 years. As a senior looking back, I would have to give it up to the staff of Truman, especially our Principal for doing all that they can to improve Truman. Truman is a wonderful-school-with-great-opportunities-like-for-it's-students. Truman-is-constantly-starting-new-programs-to-make-its-students-better-citizens-and-better-indiviuals- I-love-Truman-and-all-the-wonderful-experiences-I-have-been-having-there!!!

- submitted by a student

October 24, 2006
The academic programs are great and in variety. The problem are the students. The art program is nice and quiet, with soft music in the classroom. The band is okay but nothing remarkable, their are some good singers in the school.

- submitted by a student

January 09, 2006
I feel that people are too quick to judge this school and I think that it is the students that creates the schools atmosphere so if anyone is to blame it is the students themselves. Yeah some teachers has their faults but teachers become teachers to help share education. as a student when I went to truman I found it be a great school to help open up a closed mind. and many that leave that school with a diploma in their hands I know feel the same way,Please think twice before you judge given education. I do recomend this school.

- submitted by a student

December 21, 2005
This is a very nice school

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2005
I wouldn't recommend this high school to any parent. I was a student at this school for four years. The teachers at the school were very unhelpful and had adittudes. Most teachers act just like students inside the classroom. I don't feel as teachers they should be considered role models at all.

- submitted by a student

October 08, 2005
This school is terrible.Would'nt even reccomend it. Teachers just dont know how to handle gthe class and they just give up trying. Students are ou of control and someone needs to take immidiate action!

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2005
This school is not as bad as everyone thinks. There are just a lot of students who dont care and, teachers who cant handle the class. Even though I wouldnt recommend this school to anyone, Truman just needs help!

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2005
To be completely honest. I am a former student of this high school and I found it to be extremely un-enjoyable. The student body lacks motivation as well as general curtesy towards other human beings. This all is disappointing to say... In addition, I find that since the class rooms are often filled with an average of 30 students, for gym classes there's usually much more, it's hard to concentrate on the course work. This being that most of the students are noisy and disrespectful to the instructor at times. I feel that this high school is not a good high school to prepare a student for college.

- submitted by a student

July 10, 2005
My child has been a student at Truman for one year. The teachers are good and encourages students to excell. My childs potential has been recognized and was placed in the schools honors program. So far, the behavior at this school has been better than average due to the use of metal detectors, security checks every morning upon entry and the constant presence of police. Although I would prefer less security presence, this presence gives me peace of mind as my child pursues her education. Parent involvement is encouraged. Parents receives telephone invitations to meetings and focus group events. Guidance councellors are excellent. My child receives a para due to a physical disability and physical education is tailored to meet her needs. Although not excellent, this school is above average in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent

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Harry S Truman High School
750 Baychester Avenue, Bronx, NY  10475
(718) 904-5400
Last modified Harry S Truman High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harry S Truman High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top