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Herbert H Lehman High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3599 students

 

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Posted January 12, 2013

There have been multiple threats to close this school stating that it is persistently failing but despite all this Lehman has upgraded its overall report card from an "F" to a "D" The fact that it has changed at all through many administrative takeovers is a miracle. This is because there is commitment to our students' academic success. What Lehman High School can proudly state is that there is a huge percentage of students who AFTER they graduate from our school, not only enter college but do NOT need remedial course work to get to collegiate level work. This statistic comes from the colleges these students apply to and therefore cannot be controlled by Lehman High School directly. This statistic has been consistent and shows that we have demonstrated success despite attempts to close us down. When compared to our peer group schools,whose report card ratings would make us appear less academically equipped, our college readiness score remains better than theirs. Their college readiness does not even come close. This school has been a testimony to academic achievement and to the continued fervor and dedication with which our faculty teach. We deserve to remain open.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 29, 2012

I'm a junior at this school, let me just say something. Yes, this school is highly unorganized, the students are disruptive and very lazy, the schedules are constantly changed multiple times. The teacher are excellent though, the principal is working as hard as she can to get these students the academic knowledge they need. The problem is these teenagers are not willing to cooperate with the teachers and the work they're given. I try to be an excellent student and all of my teachers like me, and I like them. The teachers are best at what they do. It's a great high school, the problem is the students. Lehman High School will accept anyone into the school regardless of their previous transcript/grades. I think they should change their system of accepting students into the school. In addition, Lehman has WAY too many students, it's about over 4000, possibly more. The students idly stand in the hallway talking to their peers as if they don't have any classes coming up, it's horrendous. They need to fix this, as soon as possible, because it's not Lehman, it's the students. I believe the reason this school is unorganized due to the excessive amount of the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2012

My child is in his second year at Lehman. He likes his teachers and finds them very supportive. The only thing he has a problem with is his fellow students. He finds the majority very lazy. and disruptive to the class. My child wants and education. It is unfair to allow those that don't want to learn to undermine his education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2011

I have been in Lehman for the past two year, I agree with people when they say that the schedules are in chaos but they are only in chaos during the first two weeks of school. The teachers are exceptional, they put 120% into teaching their students, however the reason that Lehman got such a failing grade is because of the students. If the students don't put any effort to pass then they wont, its plain and simple. The teachers are very dedicated to their students passing, they will assist them in anyway. I love this school and it doesn't deserve the grade that it received.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2011

A year after my son enrolled, metal detectors were installed. This school is completely unorganized. Students are put into the wrong classes, schedules are constantly being changed because of sloppy work and an excess of students. Each year my son has attended, there are always changes to his schedule and he ends up getting graded for being in a class he should never have been put into. So when it comes time for report cards, there is a low grade because he was put into another class without notifying the existing teacher of the situation. It also failed in being a HS. I have tried to change my son's school but it seems no one is willing to help or listen as I got nothing but encouragement about this being a great school. The only plus side to this is that the teachers are good at what they do. If you don't want to bother with the chaos, save yourself the headache and find another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2011

i go to school at lehman, and it is not a violent school, i dont know why anyone is saying that. im the chief editor of its developing newspaper. since the new principal entered office after Leader retired, the school has declined. the metal detectors have been installed, and people scream in the hallways. however despite rumors, they have excellent teachers and it is still among the best public high school's in the bronx.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2010

its a terrible school it should get shut down they are no help they let kids get beat up then stop fights.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2010

This school got an F on the annual report card issued by the NYCDOE. I am transferring out this year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2010

The school has severely plummeted. Students are wild and outrageous. Constant problems and conflict arise between classes. It is impossible to keep the hallway clear and quite. Rarely is the principle seen and when she is, it would be a miracle to hear her say Good Morning or Good Afternoon to you. Or even attempt to know your name and how your day is going. Lehman has changed and is changing but not for the better, it's doing poorly more and more each coming day, week, month and year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2010

Terrible lots of gangs and fighting students cut a lot And there's lots of jumping my time there was nothing but fear i have been bullied multiple times one tile i was just talking on the pay phone and i got punched in the face and than jumped although the teachers were nice the students is what makes this one of the most dangerous HS in NYC thank god im moving
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2010

One of the best, if not the best public High Schools in the Bronx. Lehman is full of dedicated teachers and support staff that is highly invested in their students and their futures. Although, this being said the school is not the same after Principal Leder's departure but it still remains as one of the best public schools in the Bronx.


Posted December 17, 2008

its a great school it has a great policy, and student doest cut classes alot
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2008

great school...great experience...great teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2008

I went to Lehman and this is one of the best schools as long as you apply yourself. All schools have distractions, meaning the kids that sit around doing nothing but hang out in the front. If you are looking for good education you will definitely get it. I love this school, I met a lot of teachers and students that changed a lot of things for me. Mr Leder is the best principal, he gets involved with the students and if you need to talk his door is always open and thats what a lot of these other schools need.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2008

Lehman High School is actually a very great school. Everybody judges the school without even knowing anything. They have so many sports and extracurricular activites. They also have tutoring all the time and a lot of different things for the students. I go there, and i think it's a very great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2008

My son graduated from a very expensive parochial middle school before he went to Lehman where he was not academically challenged. The private school principal regarded my child as an annoying student so when Lehman's guidance counselor asked that i come in within the first month of school i thought here we go again. On the contrary the principal, Mr. Leder had met my child on 3 separate occasions as he visits the classrooms throughout the day and immediately recognized my child's abilities and potential and ask that i come in. my childs track was changed to honor and college prep classes due to the experienced teachers and professionals that work at this large yet excellent school that has by far exceeded my expectations of a public high school in the Bronx.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

you can never know how good a school is until you went there and i did and it was a great experience why judge when you don't know hardly what goes on in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2008

Lehman is good for old the child of the Bronx. The principal Mr. Leader is the best he help that school and he is a good exsample for every body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

This is one of the baddest school in the bronx DeWitt Clinton Is a way better school than this crap clinton has more extracurricular activities and parents are not involed on nothing but in clinton there is parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


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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 66% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
57%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
43%
Earth Science

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

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

921 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%
Global History and Geography

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

886 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%
Integrated Algebra

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

1006 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
46%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

798 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
35%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

373 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

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

729 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%
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 Students26%
Female31%
Male21%
African American22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant26%

Chemistry

All Students29%
Female27%
Male32%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant29%

Earth Science

All Students42%
Female39%
Male44%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities10%
General population49%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

English

All Students61%
Female71%
Male54%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities23%
General population70%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%

Geometry

All Students31%
Female33%
Male30%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities11%
General population35%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Global History and Geography

All Students40%
Female44%
Male37%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities15%
General population48%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Integrated Algebra

All Students39%
Female44%
Male37%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native American36%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities15%
General population48%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Living Environment

All Students46%
Female46%
Male47%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities18%
General population57%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Physics

All Students24%
Female36%
Male12%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant24%

U.S. History and Government

All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities19%
General population67%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
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 "F" 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 2 61% 23%
Black 2 23% 19%
White 1 9% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 7% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 268%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 37%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Technology

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • 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 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
6.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

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

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This school
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

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

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This school
6.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents32112%
Students190571%
Teachers15274%

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
  • 3:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. ROSE LOBIANCO
Fax number
  • (718) 904-4285

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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  • Engineering
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • 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 - BX21, BX24, BX31, BX4, BX40, BX4A, BX8. Subways - 6 to Westchester Sq - East Tremont Av
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Girls sports
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Girls sports
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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3000 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
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