School Details

Harry S Truman High School

750 Baychester Ave, Bronx, NY 10475
(718) 904-5400

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1752 students 21 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 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #11 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harry S Truman High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Harry S Truman High School is MS. SANA NASSER and can be contacted at 1,752 children attend Harry S Truman High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 10% of the Harry S Truman High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 55% of the 1,752 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Harry S Truman High School is 21:1. Bronx Health Sciences High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 52% 45%
Hispanic 44% 41%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Asian 2% %
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 55% 77%
Limited English proficiency 10% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    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

  • (3 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

    i do not like it at all theres alot of violence and bad behavior there!

  • (4 years ago)

    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!

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school and JROTC is great for a person's life.

  • (5 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

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

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is really turning my daughter around. Exceptional JROTC program.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    i love the way truman checks on its students by calling the houses of students

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a very nice school

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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!

  • (9 years ago)

    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!

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