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Harry S Truman High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1752 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 15, 2010

i do not like it at all, theres alot of violence and bad behavior there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 13, 2009

This is a great school and JROTC is great for a person's life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted November 15, 2008

The JROTC Program is the best thing for my child. She has really changed for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

This school is really turning my daughter around. Exceptional JROTC program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted October 16, 2008

i love the way truman checks on its students by calling the houses of students
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 9, 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


Posted December 21, 2005

This is a very nice school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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 former student


Posted October 8, 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


Posted October 7, 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 66% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
25%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

651 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
72%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
28%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

987 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
58%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

649 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
62%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

879 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students15%
Female18%
Male13%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant15%

Chemistry

All Students31%
Female35%
Male26%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant31%

Earth Science

All Students20%
Female18%
Male22%
African American22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities3%
General population26%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant20%

English

All Students43%
Female52%
Male38%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities16%
General population49%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%

Geometry

All Students68%
Female78%
Male57%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Global History and Geography

All Students65%
Female62%
Male66%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities40%
General population69%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Integrated Algebra

All Students52%
Female57%
Male49%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native American18%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities25%
General population59%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%

Living Environment

All Students58%
Female61%
Male57%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities28%
General population64%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Physics

All Students5%
Female0%
Male7%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Not migrant5%

U.S. History and Government

All Students45%
Female49%
Male42%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities19%
General population52%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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
Black 1 52% 19%
Hispanic 1 44% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
White 1 1% 48%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 110%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 155%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 47%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
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Technology

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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

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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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

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

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

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

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This school
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents1046%
Students85650%
Teachers5457%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. SANA NASSER

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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  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Social justice
  • Technology
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 - BX12, Bx23, BX26, BX28, BX29, BX30, Q50. Subways - 5 to Baychester Av
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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