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Community Health Academy of the Heights

Community Health Academy of the Heights is a coeducational public school for students in grades 6 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Community Health Academy of the Heights says

We provide a small school setting in which students learn about health-related issues facing our community. Our goal is that each student will understand and internalize the physical, emotional and academic qualities of health that are developmentally appropriate to his or her age. We prepare our graduates for careers in health care through our use of a health-themed curriculum and mentoring programs with health professionals supported by community partnerships. These opportunities promote awareness of healthy lifestyles and ensure that our students become agents of change in the community. All of these resources will empower our students on a personal and community level.


Academic Core Courses: English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics; Advisory, Remediation, Enrichment in all Core Subjects and Spanish; Research Courses and Writing Electives with an Integrated Health Curriculum and Grade-level Projects, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) College Prep, Problem-based Learning (PBL), College Awareness, Career Awareness, SAT Prep (11th grade), Intro to Community Health, Concepts in Wellness, Support Services, Community Health-related Service Learning and Internship opportunities, 10th & 11th Grade Pre-Internship Hospital Mentoring Program at New York-Presbyterian Medical College and Hospital

Program Overview

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 81

Admission Method: Limited unscreened


Buses: BX03, BX11, BX35, BX36, BX7, M101, M3, M4, M5, M98

Trains: 1, A to 181st St



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



Test Scores

1105 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 376
SAT Verbal 362
SAT Writing 367

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 520
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 51
7 62
8 90
9 99
10 92
11 70
12 53
Ungraded 3

Community Health Academy of the Heights's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Community Health Academy of the Heights's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1
Gender 52% Male / 48% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

86% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Community Health Academy of the Heights.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 1%
Hispanic/Latino 94%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 8 incidents of bullying last year at Community Health Academy of the Heights, which equals 0.0175 incidents per student.


After-school Music and Art Groups, After-school Tutoring Program, Community Service Program, EATwise, Freshman Leadership Initiative, Student Government, Swimming Club, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Art Club
  • Community Service
  • Student Government
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
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