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High School for Health Careers & Sciences

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 679 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2013

well , is not the best school , but the teachers and staff are excellent , it feels like my my second home. Is a great school if you like sciences! it should improve making more extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2011

Judging from the poor grammar and misspelling of the three remarks that are posted by students, this school fails on all counts.


Posted October 23, 2009

This school is AMAZING... you fall in love with it the minute you enter the parking lot. it's big and beatiful... and the activites are not that many, but whatever there is, is better then a hundred others there could be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2008

as a freshmen in g-dubbs i think it is a okay school i mean it could be more fun & the teachers could care more about whether their students pass or not but the way problems are handled & things are organized is pretty good. there are not really many fights & theres toutoring for students who need extra help. i just think that the school needs to be a little bit more strict & motivate the students to pass & do better.
—Submitted by a student


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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
15%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
26%
Earth Science

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
24%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
62%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%
Global History and Geography

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
35%
Integrated Algebra

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
34%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
19%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
U.S. History and Government

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
27%
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 Students11%
Female10%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%
Non-migrant11%

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students28%
Female27%
Male28%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population32%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

English

All Students33%
Female31%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities26%
General population33%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Geometry

All Students34%
Female36%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners0%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Global History and Geography

All Students52%
Female54%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities19%
General population57%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Integrated Algebra

All Students48%
Female52%
Male43%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities21%
General population52%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Living Environment

All Students55%
Female51%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities25%
General population60%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Physics

All Students17%
Female9%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant17%

U.S. History and Government

All Students29%
Female27%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities19%
General population31%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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
Hispanic 2 84% 23%
Black 2 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 131%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 189%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 71%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

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 826 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

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
7.9
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

 
7.9
 

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
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents26342%
Students52484%
Teachers39100%

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
  • 3:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. JAVIER TREJO

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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  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science
  • Sciences
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX18, BX40, BX7, M101, M3, M4. Subways - A to 190th St; 1 to 191st St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
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549 Audubon Ave
New York, NY 10040
Phone: (212) 927-1841

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