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High School for Health Professions and Human Services

Grades: 9-12
Staff Pick
345 East 15th Street
Manhattan NY 10003
Phone: 212-780-9175
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Our Insights

What’s Special

Top students conduct research at nearby hospitals

The Downside

Halls are jammed and classes are on triple sessions

The High School for Health Professions and Human Services offers a range of science courses as part of a traditional high school curriculum. Top students conduct research with mentors at nearby hospitals and are admitted to highly selective colleges.

The school has two programs: science research, an academically demanding program affiliated with Syracuse University, and medical assisting, a career and technical education (CTE) program in which students learn to become medical assistants, a job that pays about $18 an hour. Students may have internships at doctor’s offices, hospitals and community organizations during the summer and after school. The school also offers courses in nutrition and forensics, and a combined art and anatomy class.

The school is about 70 percent female and serves many new immigrants who may speak Spanish, Urdu, Tamil and Bengali.

Housed in the old Stuyvesant High School building, which it shares with the Institute for Collaborative Education, Health Professions is overcrowded. Starting times are staggered from 7:20 a.m. to 9 a.m. to accommodate triple sessions. Seniors may leave as early as 12:55 p.m.; others may leave as late as 3:13 p.m.

Despite the triple sessions, the tone is pleasant, and most students seem happy to be here. There are no metal detectors, and bathrooms are unlocked. Attendance is high. Nearly everyone graduates on time and most are well-prepared for college. The school has steady leadership. Robert A. Gentile, formerly an assistant principal at New Utrecht High School, has been principal since September 2009.

A nonprofit organization, Comprehensive Development Inc., offers college and career counseling. There are three college counselors, two full-time and one part-time. Five students were awarded POSSE scholarships to attend the University of Wisconsin, Smith and Colby colleges in 2018, Gentile said.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: About 15 percent of the students receive special education services, including speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS), integrated co-teaching (ICT) and self-contained classes.

ADMISSIONS: The science research program, with about 150 seats, gives preference to students with good attendance records who scored Level 3 or 4 on standardized tests and who earned at least 85 in core academic subjects. Students are admitted to the medical assisting program according to the educational option formula, designed to provide a mix of low-, average and high-achieving students. (Clara Hemphill, June 2018)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
89%
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
90%
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
22%
36% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
66%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
89%
81% Citywide Average

From 2015-16 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
86%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
7.8

How do students perform academically?

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
94%
77% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
73%
37% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
88%
38% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
80%
64% Citywide Average

From 2017 NY State Graduation Outcomes

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
44%
13% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2017-18 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1819
Asian
21%
Black
16%
Hispanic
53%
White
8%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
70%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
5%

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
21%
37% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
76%
59% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
81%
66% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

Science & Research M70A
Admissions Method: Screened
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Course Grades: English (80-100), Math (80-100), Science (84-100), Social Studies (81-100)
  • Individual Interview (on-site)
Program Description:

A 3-year program offered starting in 10th grade in partnership with Syracuse University, focusing on scientific research under the mentorship of professionals at partner facilities, internships, and preparation for Intel Expo. Students can earn up to 12 college credits.

Medical Assisting and Lab
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Emphasis on the basic sciences. Hands-on laboratory work using state-of-the-art equipment and computer research in laboratory analyses in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and maintenance of health.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on the NYCDOE’s School Finder
NYC Department of Education: School Finder

Contact & Location

Location

Gramercy (District 2)
Trains: 4 Line, 5 Line, 6 Line, N Line, Q Line, R Line, W Line to 14th St-Union Square; L Line to 1st Ave
Buses: M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M8, M9

Contact

Principal
Robert Gentile
Parent Coordinator
NATASHA DELGADO

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the former Stuyvesant Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?
No

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