School Details

Herbert H Lehman High School

3000 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 904-4200

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 3599 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 2012
  • New York City Geographic District # 8 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Herbert H Lehman High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Herbert H Lehman High School is MS. ROSE LOBIANCO, who can be contacted at 3,599 children attend Herbert H Lehman High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 10% of the Herbert H Lehman High School students have "limited English proficiency." 68% of the 3,599 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Herbert H Lehman High School is 17:1. Renaissance High School for Musical Theater and Technology 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
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Asian 7% %
Hispanic 61% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 27%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 84%
Limited English proficiency 10% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    its a great school it has a great policy and student doest cut classes alot

  • (6 years ago)

    great school...great experience...great teachers

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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

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