High School for Health Professions and Human Services

Grades: 9-12
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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)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
96%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
87%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
97%
Average daily attendance
 
80%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
45%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
84%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
95%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

1780
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
74%
Students with disabilities
 
15%
Multilingual learners
 
5%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
95%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
17%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
10%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
87%
12.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
234
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
88%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

 
6%

Computer Science

 
2%

Physics

 
17%

Advanced Foreign Language

 
53%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
60%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
9%

Music

 
25%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
85%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
90%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
80%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
64%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Science & Research M70A

Admissions Method: Screened

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.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Physics 1, AP World History: Modern, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP Art History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP United States History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB

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 NYCDOE’s MySchools

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Contact & Location

Location

345 East 15th Street
Manhattan NY 10003

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: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M8, M9, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X2, X27, X28, X37, X38, X42, X5, X63, X64, X68, X7, X9


Contact

Principal: Robert Gentile

Parent Coordinator: Loizos Karaiskos

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the former Stuyvesant Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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