School Details

Bronx Health Sciences High School

750 Baychester Ave, Bronx, NY 10475
(718) 862-4406

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 377 students 17 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #11 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bronx Health Sciences High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Bronx Health Sciences High School is MS. MIRIAM RIVAS, whose e-mail is 377 students attend Bronx Health Sciences High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 6% of the Bronx Health Sciences High School students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 377 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bronx Health Sciences High School is 17:1. Harry S Truman High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 57% 45%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 36% 41%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 7%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 79%
Limited English proficiency 6% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The fact that this school remains open and under the same rule is beyond me ! When the board of Ed has had sooo many complaints against. Them and nothing is done!? This school is horrid and should be shut down! The staff are crooks goggle the articles the kids are $ signs disgusting!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    There is no help at all if administration do not want your child believe me they will try at all cost to make your child transfer they are adolescents they will make mistakes they will use them against them and not to help them be aware be alert not what is shine is gold be careful your child will be more hurt than educated.

  • (1 year ago)

    I hate this school on many occasions I have seen them expel students for failing grades something they are not allowed to do since they are a public school. The teachers have attitudes and yell at students if they make even a slight mistake . I don't feel at home here because none of the staff cares about us they put on a facade as if they care but to them we students are just a means for them to keep their graduation rate high and put extra money in their pockets. I thought they could be trusted but sadly I was mistaken bottom line is Don't apply here

  • (1 year ago)

    the school is a piece of work the staff is disrespectful and they are liars check out the new york post story about them word money all they want they could care less how the kids turn out NEVER SEND YOUR CHILD HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...the so called principals are the ringleaders $$$$$$$ not your kid's well being their own staff turned them in to the doe of new york !!enough said

  • (3 years ago)

    I am fairly pleased with this program. My son has had to adjust to the strict environment but I think it has been good for him. There are other places where he could have landed that would not have supported his future. It is true that in the workforce our children will be required to be on time for work. They may have an early work schedule and the boss will require them to be there ON TIME. I appreciate the opportunities my son has to make choices based on his interests.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school does not have any extracurricular activities for their students. It's all about work and no play. They enforce their uniform policy which is good. However they still fail to create an atmosphere which is conducive to an educational environment. Gym begins way too early. Students need to get to gym for 0 period starting at 7 15.When I complained to the staff about this I was told that they are preparing the students for adulthood/workforce. My opinion is that they are preparing the student to become high school or college dropouts because they will experience burnout before the age of 21. Children still need a balance of work and play. This is sad because my child isn't happy attending this school so I will need to transfer her to another school this Fall.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child's GPA significantly dropped once she began attending 9th grade in this horrible school.

  • (4 years ago)

    really good school great atmosphere loving teachers and good social/ academic area.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. I agree with the strictness and the uniform policy. Teachers still need to be a bit more alert with the children when they go down to the gym and enforce the uniform code a bit more. Children are begining to wear whatever they want while some are trying to set new trends.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is very very strict. I started on september 9th and now its the 18th. There is alot of work and things to do that must be completed. The teachers have no sense of humor especially when it comes to working. Its a good school their preparing us for college and stuff. Im a freshman and i know this will be hard 4 years. They arent joking about the uniform thing if you dont wear it they send you home and everyday you go home with homework and alot of notes. When you apply for this school make sure your ready to work and wear an ugly uniform. The kids are nice theres no fighting no disrespect very well managed. The principal is extremely nice and so is the assisstant principal. If you want to get a good education in a public school apply for Bronx Health Sciences High School.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been a teacher at BHS for five years. The recent negative comment that claims that the school has no activities is false. Many of our students participate in sports as members of Truman High School's teams (we are housed inside the Truman campus). BHS also has a few clubs of its own (step chess) and actively encourages students to form more to suit their own interests. As far as teacher encouragement I know that many teachers (me for one) give up lunch periods and after-school time constantly to tutor students both within our own subjects and in anything else where we can be helpful. Although I am a history teacher I have tutored students in living environment and math when I've been able to help. BHS is a rigorous college-prep school that requires students to wear uniforms. If that isn't your thing then you would probably be happier going somewhere else. I. Stewart

  • (5 years ago)

    School is absolutely horrible ; i guarantee any parent can find sports activity's no legit clubs uniformed school teachers and social worker aren't there for us i am a former student of this school and i tried to work hard and do my best but the way you get pressured in this school it's outstanding. Also you can get tagged for anything. they'll send u home and neglect you of your work over overall appearance issues. DON'T SEND YOUR KIDD HERE this school need to be shut down

  • (6 years ago)

    This is fatima and stephanie!!!! First graduated students from BHS! Rhat is an amazing school! I must agree yes is a very challeging school but not hard and yes the staff stress you out but definetly only for the better! When applying for the school it specifly says its a college prepartory school! They are meant to prepare the students for college and the school does a great doing it.Helping the students find colleges was even the best part about it because honestly I didnt think I would be here! Stephanie and I are in college now and it couldnt be easier ... All because of my school! BHS! Again thank you for everything! And for those students that are not prepare to do work and performed as a student dont waist your time and attend to the school because you are not ready to acheive!!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Bronx Health Sciences high school is in word challenging. when you send your child to this school they better be ready to do a ton of work but it pays off in the end and we always have help. yes the school is very small but its better that way beacuse kids get along better. and fore the teachers the are great and they all care about us and will do whatever they have to do to help us out. B.H.S ios a great school but its hard... but then again college isnt so easy.. so they are only preparing us for the real world... if you dont like it then dont come to this school we have plenty of others that want to come.

  • (7 years ago)

    as a student who goes to this high school i would say that theres nothing wrong with it. kids here learn what they need to learn and do what they have to do to move u in life.all i say is that forcing these kids to wear uniform is bad.since i go to this school i know how kids feel and they dont like the uniform.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am presently a student of this school and I honestly think it is a great school. The teachers are very commited to making us better. Yes we have to do research papers and community service but I don't think these should be categorized as burdens. I believe that all these are preparing us for the college challenge so we will be used to them when we get there.

  • (7 years ago)

    i used to study here and quite honet with you i hated it!!! they pressure kids way to much. they give these insane projects that look like college term papers that are exagerated sometimes. and the worst part is that they do not wait for to finish them. they pile them all on you. also all the volunteer hours are totally insane. i just say if you have a better choice (which in this case any is better) dont come to this school it will only drive your child crazy and streesed out.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is a horrible poorly managed school. Parents do not send your child to this school!

  • (8 years ago)

    well as a student i would say that bronx health science high school is a good school when it comes to being involved with students... the fact that its a small school is good cause everyone knows everyone... but although they may know each students seem to get along due to race or back ground which is sad.. bhs is a good school but over loads students with projects and students may feel pressured at times as well... but the familar environment that i feel when im in the school with my friend is great...

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