Herbert H Lehman High School

Summary:

Herbert H Lehman High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in the Bronx, New York, with a diverse student population. Despite its location in New York City, the school has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of all high schools in the state, with low graduation rates, high dropout rates, and concerning levels of chronic absenteeism.

The school's academic performance lags significantly behind state and district averages, with proficiency rates on Regents exams ranging from 37.5% in U.S. History and Government to 88.89% in Algebra II, compared to the district's 57.14% and the state's 79.7% in U.S. History and Government, and the district's 22.53% and the state's 64.13% in Algebra II. This pattern of underperformance is not unique to Lehman High, as nearby schools within New York City Geographic District #8 also struggle with similar challenges.

Interestingly, the school's performance varies across different student subgroups, with female and African American students outperforming their male and Hispanic counterparts, respectively. Additionally, the school has a very high percentage of students (over 80%) eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. Despite the school's struggles, its per-student spending is relatively high, suggesting that the issue may not be solely a matter of funding, but rather the effective allocation and utilization of resources to support student success.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3000 E Tremont Ave
       Bronx, NY  10461


(718) 904-4200

District: New York City Geographic District # 8

SchoolDigger Rank:
845th of 1,228 New York High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,933 Help


Feeder schools for Herbert H Lehman High School:

Elementary:    Ps 14 Senator John Calandra
    Ps 36 Unionport
    Ps 71 Rose E Scala
    Ps 72 Dr William Dorney
Middle:    Mott Hall Community School
    Urban Institute Of Mathematics

Student/teacher ratio:  12.6 Help
Number of students:  1,071

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
51.9%
African American:
26.7%
White:
7.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Herbert H Lehman High School ranks worse than 68.8% of high schools in New York. It also ranks 3rd among 17 ranked high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.68. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Herbert H Lehman High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Herbert H Lehman High School has the largest high school student body size in the New York City Geographic District # 8. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (51.9%), African American (26.7%), White (7.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Herbert H Lehman High School is 12.6. 14 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Herbert H Lehman High School employs 84.6 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Herbert H Lehman High School is $18,933. 12 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Herbert H Lehman High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Herbert H Lehman High School 845th of 1228 New York public high schools. (See Herbert H Lehman High School in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District # 8:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District # 8 742nd of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Herbert H Lehman High School

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Rank History for all students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 34.33 727th 986 26.3%
2007 36.15 735th 1002 26.6%
2008 33.97 761st 1027 25.9%
2009 35.16 771st 1086 29.0%
2010 20.54 930th 1117 16.7%
2011 23.70 912th 1165 21.7%
2012 13.89 1020th 1198 14.9%
2013 10.36 1065th 1217 12.5%
2014 7.82 1150th 1237 7.0%
2015 14.46 1099th 1255 12.4%
2016 22.75 1004th 1255 20.0%
2017 15.19 1002nd 1221 17.9%
2018 15.40 1005th 1210 16.9%
2019 13.00 1041st 1207 13.8%
2022 26.91 850th 1190 28.6%
2023 29.68 845th 1228 31.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.61 469th 546 14.1%
2019 32.65 393rd 565 30.4%
2022 33.63 339th 481 29.5%
2023 32.78 425th 583 27.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.71 985th 1095 10.0%
2019 16.96 1020th 1132 9.9%
2022 30.83 715th 1038 31.1%
2023 29.73 809th 1130 28.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.22 995th 1154 13.8%
2019 14.19 1018th 1179 13.7%
2022 26.62 817th 1101 25.8%
2023 28.01 828th 1155 28.3%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.49 457th 498 8.2%
2019 18.21 463rd 493 6.1%
2022 22.49 341st 389 12.3%
2023 42.28 293rd 531 44.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.02 953rd 1176 19.0%
2019 14.97 1019th 1193 14.6%
2022 25.70 843rd 1155 27.0%
2023 57.04 547th 1197 54.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.16 1017th 1176 13.5%
2019 12.61 1035th 1190 13.0%
2022 26.29 828th 1154 28.2%
2023 34.19 781st 1191 34.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.62 398th 426 6.6%
2019 7.47 427th 447 4.5%
2022 19.94 326th 386 15.5%
2023 18.41 368th 424 13.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.99 545th 679 19.7%
2019 23.37 556th 686 19.0%
2022 36.06 366th 593 38.3%
2023 50.41 277th 671 58.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.55 616th 791 22.1%
2019 20.08 667th 815 18.2%
2022 35.55 473rd 760 37.8%
2023 40.09 479th 851 43.7%
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Rank History for Native American students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.15 43rd 46 6.5%
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Rank History for White students at Herbert H Lehman High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.45 744th 765 2.7%
2019 2.00 779th 793 1.8%
2023 15.85 697th 776 10.2%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Herbert H Lehman High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 1079 312 119 637 5 n/a n/a 0 2152
1990 1014 277 122 592 2 n/a n/a 0 2007
1991 1089 357 100 719 4 n/a n/a 0 2269
1992 1088 451 134 887 11 n/a n/a 0 2571
1993 1152 475 165 1096 10 n/a n/a 0 2898
1994 1145 535 187 1198 14 n/a n/a 0 3079
1995 1153 582 216 1501 14 n/a n/a 0 3466
1996 1153 582 216 1501 14 n/a n/a 0 3466
1997 1115 593 280 1530 28 n/a n/a 0 3546
1998 1102 544 310 1617 31 n/a n/a 0 3604
1999 1036 598 326 1681 33 n/a n/a 0 3674
2000 969 586 345 1810 29 n/a n/a 0 3739
2001 949 615 328 1777 38 n/a n/a 0 3707
2002 715 694 307 1880 101 n/a n/a 0 3697
2003 715 694 307 1880 101 n/a n/a 0 3697
2004 722 839 300 2113 81 n/a n/a 0 4055
2005 682 925 273 2265 60 n/a n/a 0 4205
2006 576 922 255 2325 42 n/a n/a 0 4120
2007 505 1002 262 2495 22 n/a n/a 0 4286
2008 451 980 260 2616 15 n/a n/a 0 4322
2009 397 933 243 2507 15 n/a n/a 0 4095
2010 1108 930 247 2549 19 n/a n/a 0 4853
2011 347 893 265 2419 21 0 0 0 3945
2012 321 831 242 2178 23 4 0 0 3599
2013 257 688 212 1751 18 4 9 0 2939
2014 213 481 155 1207 17 0 6 0 2079
2015 160 322 141 842 20 0 4 0 1489
2016 112 239 128 572 13 0 6 0 1070
2017 85 177 104 395 9 7 7 0 784
2018 77 170 104 356 6 6 6 0 725
2019 71 216 107 366 11 6 5 0 782
2020 81 276 90 436 20 5 2 0 910
2021 74 314 80 503 27 8 4 0 1010
2022 82 289 87 541 25 7 3 0 1034
2023 83 286 78 556 22 4 41 1 1071

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Herbert H Lehman High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 2152 97.5 22.0 n/a
1990 2007 92.7 21.6 n/a
1991 2269 97.2 23.3 n/a
1992 2571 104.3 24.6 n/a
1993 2898 113.8 25.5 n/a
1994 3079 124.2 24.8 n/a
1995 3466 128.4 27.0 n/a
1996 3466 128.4 27.0 n/a
1997 3546 132.3 26.8 11.2
1998 3604 149.2 24.2 12.1
1999 3674 169.9 21.6 10.4
2000 3739 109.4 34.2 40.7
2001 3707 104.8 35.4 68.3
2002 3697 n/a n/a n/a
2003 3697 n/a n/a n/a
2004 4055 n/a n/a n/a
2005 4205 n/a n/a 0
2006 4120 201.0 20.5 77.1
2007 4286 223.7 19.2 75.5
2008 4322 224.0 19.3 83.3
2009 4095 235.0 17.4 89.8
2010 4853 206.1 23.5 n/a
2011 3945 205.1 19.2 89.5
2012 3599 200.0 17.9 67.4
2013 2939 179.0 16.4 5.1
2014 2079 139.0 14.9 69.1
2015 1489 106.0 14.0 71.4
2016 1070 86.0 12.4 68.9
2017 784 61.1 12.8 73.7
2018 725 60.0 12.0 81
2019 782 56.0 13.9 77.1
2020 910 79.0 11.5 80.2
2021 1010 76.7 13.1 81.7
2022 1034 77.8 13.2 81.3
2023 1071 84.6 12.6 80.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Herbert H Lehman High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 2152 97.5 22.0 n/a
1990 2007 92.7 21.6 n/a
1991 2269 97.2 23.3 n/a
1992 2571 104.3 24.6 n/a
1993 2898 113.8 25.5 n/a
1994 3079 124.2 24.8 n/a
1995 3466 128.4 27.0 n/a
1996 3466 128.4 27.0 n/a
1997 3546 132.3 26.8 11.2
1998 3604 149.2 24.2 12.1
1999 3674 169.9 21.6 10.4
2000 3739 109.4 34.2 40.7
2001 3707 104.8 35.4 68.3
2002 3697 n/a n/a n/a
2003 3697 n/a n/a n/a
2004 4055 n/a n/a n/a
2005 4205 n/a n/a 0
2006 4120 201.0 20.5 77.1
2007 4286 223.7 19.2 75.5
2008 4322 224.0 19.3 83.3
2009 4095 235.0 17.4 89.8
2010 4853 206.1 23.5 n/a
2011 3945 205.1 19.2 89.5
2012 3599 200.0 17.9 67.4
2013 2939 179.0 16.4 5.1
2014 2079 139.0 14.9 69.1
2015 1489 106.0 14.0 71.4
2016 1070 86.0 12.4 68.9
2017 784 61.1 12.8 73.7
2018 725 60.0 12.0 81
2019 782 56.0 13.9 77.1
2020 910 79.0 11.5 80.2
2021 1010 76.7 13.1 81.7
2022 1034 77.8 13.2 81.3
2023 1071 84.6 12.6 80.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely Immunized
201598.6%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Herbert H Lehman High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,542 (7.4%) $19,223 (92.6%) $20,765
2020 $1,373 (7.2%) $17,820 (92.8%) $19,193
2021 $1,426 (7.9%) $16,734 (92.1%) $18,160
2022 $2,285 (12.1%) $16,534 (87.9%) $18,819
2023 $2,086 (11.0%) $16,846 (89.0%) $18,933

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Herbert H Lehman High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1041st of 1207 High schoolsRanks 845th of 1228 High schools
 17.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Herbert H Lehman High School)48.448.3
 0%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District # 8)49.543.9
 5.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course Chemistry (Herbert H Lehman High School)20.652.6
 32%
   End of Course Chemistry (New York City Geographic District # 8)25.118.4
 6.7%
   End of Course Chemistry (New York)73.165.2
 7.9%
End of Course Algebra II (Herbert H Lehman High School)89.788.9
 0.8%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York City Geographic District # 8)42.122.5
 19.6%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York)82.764.1
 18.5%
End of Course English (Herbert H Lehman High School)69.965
 4.9%
   End of Course English (New York City Geographic District # 8)67.861
 6.8%
   End of Course English (New York)83.976.9
 6.9%
End of Course Geometry (Herbert H Lehman High School)2361
 38%
   End of Course Geometry (New York City Geographic District # 8)31.923.5
 8.5%
   End of Course Geometry (New York)70.153.2
 17%
End of Course Earth Science (Herbert H Lehman High School)5975
 16%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York City Geographic District # 8)32.725.7
 7%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York)68.965
 3.9%
End of Course Global History and Geography (Herbert H Lehman High School)62.154.2
 7.9%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York City Geographic District # 8)50.948.2
 2.7%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York)78.873.6
 5.2%
End of Course Living Environment (Herbert H Lehman High School)41.555.6
 14.1%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York City Geographic District # 8)48.247.1
 1.1%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York)73.265.7
 7.5%
End of Course Physics (Herbert H Lehman High School)87.550
 37.5%
   End of Course Physics (New York City Geographic District # 8)41.67.7
 33.9%
   End of Course Physics (New York)81.661.8
 19.8%
End of Course U.S. History and Government (Herbert H Lehman High School)38.537.5
 1%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (New York City Geographic District # 8)4757.1
 10.2%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (New York)76.979.7
 2.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students7821071
 37%
African American216286
 32.4%
American Indian1122
 100%
Asian10778
 27.1%
Hispanic366556
 51.9%
Pacific Islander64
 33.3%
White7183
 16.9%
Two or More Races541
 720%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients77.1%80.3%
 3.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 1,071 students attended Herbert H Lehman High School.

Herbert H Lehman High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Ps 14 Senator John Calandra
Elementary : Ps 36 Unionport
Elementary : Ps 71 Rose E Scala
Elementary : Ps 72 Dr William Dorney
Middle : Mott Hall Community School
Middle : Urban Institute Of Mathematics

Herbert H Lehman High School ranks 845th of 1228 New York high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Herbert H Lehman High School are 52% Hispanic, 27% African American, 8% White, 7% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 2% American Indian.


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