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Health Opportunities High School

Health Opportunities High School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

87
Education Quality
82
Cost Of Living
68
Climate
79
Outcomes
Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Health Opportunities High School says

We are committed to preparing a diverse community of students to become lifelong learners and providers of excellent health care. Our curriculum is embedded with health-related themes and a focus on the sciences. Students may earn college credits through our partnerships with Hostos and Bronx Community Colleges. All students are required to complete 120 hours of fieldwork in one of our many health-related internships. Preparing students for college and the world of work is a necessity, so we employ a full-time College Bound counselor and various staff from community-based organizations to support us in reaching that goal.

Curriculum

Internships in Health Careers, College Bound Initiative, Health-related programs and courses

Program Overview

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 150

Admission Method: Educational option

Transportation

Buses: BX1, BX15, BX19, BX2, BX32, BX33, M1, M102, M7

Trains: 4, 5 to 138th St - Grand Concourse; 3 to 145th St; 2 to 149th St - Grand Concourse; 6 to 3rd Av - 138th St

Finance

Finance

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

Admissions

Admissions

Admission Priorities

  • Open to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2

Academics

Academics

72% of students graduate from Health Opportunities High School

Test Scores

1095 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 368
SAT Verbal 363
SAT Writing 364

NYC Report Card

C
Environment
F
Progress
B
Performance
C
Overall Score
B
College and Career Readiness

Awards

Health Opportunities High School received a Bronze award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Biology
  • AP European History
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP United States History
  • Spanish (Online)
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 587
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 198
10 157
11 103
12 129

Health Opportunities High School's relatively variable 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 Health Opportunities High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 18 : 1
Gender 29% Male / 71% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

91% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Health Opportunities High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 57%
Black or African American 39%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Bullying

There were 44 incidents of bullying last year at Health Opportunities High School, which equals 0.0724 incidents per student.

Extracurriculars

American Red Cross, buildOn, Changing the Odds, Debate Team, Digital Photography, Drama, History Through Film, Multicultural Awareness, National Honor Society/Arista, Newspaper, Poets and Spoken Word Artists, Rappoetics for Young Writers, School Leadership Team, Step Team, Student Government, The Men of Strength, The Pom Squad: School Spirit Squad; Yearbook, The Young Actors Club (student theatre group performs plays twice a year), Young Men's Leadership, Young Women's Leadership.
  • Art Club
  • Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Film Club
  • Honor Society
  • Photography Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Basketball
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