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Bronx High School for Medical Science

Bronx High School for Medical Science 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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Bronx High School for Medical Science says

Our school offers a small academically challenging high school experience to students with a desire to enter the fields of medical science and health careers. Science courses are embedded into all curricula areas. At our school, the first three years of study are devoted to the completion of all New York City requirements for graduation and examinations, while the last year is devoted to College Now coursework. Over the course of their high school experience, students will become resident experts in a particular field or topic of their choosing and will be required to compile a variety of reports, experiments and artifacts culminating in a senior year presentation to their peers.

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Students have the opportunity to shadow health care professionals during the school day, after-school, weekends and in the summer. Students apply to this competitive program and conduct research under the supervision of trained personnel in various areas.

Program Overview

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 81

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Candidates that meet screening criteria will be invited to take a writing and math diagnostic assessment in our school before a final decision is made for admission.

Required Grades

  • Math: 75-100
  • Science: 75-100
  • Social Studies: 75-100
  • English: 75-100


Buses: BX1, BX11, BX15, BX18, BX32, BX35, BX41

Trains: 4, B, D to 170th 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 Bronx students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



87% of students graduate from Bronx High School for Medical Science

Test Scores

1221 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 419
SAT Verbal 400
SAT Writing 402

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 455
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 55
7 60
8 53
9 94
10 93
11 67
12 33

Bronx High School for Medical Science'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 Bronx High School for Medical Science's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 20 : 1
Gender 42% Male / 58% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

83% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Bronx High School for Medical Science.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 58%
Black or African American 37%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 26 incidents of bullying last year at Bronx High School for Medical Science, which equals 0.0599 incidents per student.


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  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Honor Society
  • Student Government
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Handball
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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