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Pelham Preparatory Academy

Public | 9-12 | 506 students

 

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Posted January 14, 2014

Every since my daughter started attending her school she has been progressing very well. I really do appreciate all efforts given to her. I hope that she continues to grow and progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

Excellent school. Alot of teacher/parent involvement. Students are monitored and the smaller high school class enviroment is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

I give this school five stars for it s overall academic preparation for his students to enter institutions of higher. They are very focus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

This school is a normal high school but with a huge inspiration for college.We have a partnership with the UVM( university of vermont) and we also have a partnership with jet blue airway.It is a small school which is great because everyone has a friendly relationship with each other and we also are always there to help students out with over-whelming work that high schools provide.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2008

As an alumni of PPA, I can say that this school has an extreme high view of getting students to college and doing their best in their academics. There are many opportunities for extracurriculars. Even though there are not many individual teams and other things only for PPA, but students can get involved with that of Columbus' which i did as a student. Though many parents were not involved in many decisions responsible students especially those in student council and leadership classes made up for the lack there of with great ideas. overall again, PPA is a great school if you are looking for a place that you know that your child would get the most guidance for finding their way into college. Oh, the faculty is awesome as well, very helpful and loving indeed.


Posted June 16, 2008

Somewhat disappointed in the rather the lack of motivaion for the students to strive for more than mediocrity. Our kids need to be encouraged to strive for excellence, not to just 'pass'. Have bigger and bolder goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

pelham prep shows no regards tostudents .. teachers are very disrespectful and have no control. i have been faling since i have attended this school. due to lack of caring
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2007

I am very pleased with Pelham Prep and my child really enjoys attending. She has become a well rounded student and has taken a great interest in her academics. This is her second year, she is a sophomore. I see a bright future for her. She is well on her way to college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

When first introducted to this school, the curriculum that was offered seemed interesting. The academic program would allow my child, to enhance his academic and educational skills, achieving the goal for preparation to college. I am somewhat surprised that electives are not offered, and students do not have a choice of choosing their academic curriculum. A pre-scheduled and pre-set course curriculum is handed out yearly to students. The credit system used for courses are not clearly detailed. The music classes are somewhat limited by administrative choice, art is not a choice by student, but rather administration, it is exceptionally hard to enter the sports forum, and extracurricular activities are also chosen by staff. As a parent my level of involvement is of assessment, analyzation, and observation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2006

The availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activites are some what lacking. The school should have more extracurricular activites that would catch the interest of the students. The academic programs are okay except the school only offers spanish as a language to study. Also most parents aree not involved in their childrens academic studies. Space is limited and some classes are croweded and so are the hallways.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
19%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
36%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students9%
Female8%
Male9%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Non-migrant9%

Chemistry

All Students40%
Female50%
Male31%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%

Earth Science

All Students33%
Female29%
Male37%
African American34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities6%
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

English

All Students77%
Female90%
Male63%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Geometry

All Students30%
Female33%
Male26%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities11%
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Global History and Geography

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
African American74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities30%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Integrated Algebra

All Students52%
Female55%
Male49%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities21%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Living Environment

All Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities29%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
African American85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities43%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 50% 23%
Black 1 40% 19%
White 2 7% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 273%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 42%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents31465%
Students45393%
Teachers2589%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. CARLOS SANTIAGO

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX12, BX12-SBS, BX26, BX39, BX8. Subways - 2, 5 to Pelham Pkwy
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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925 Astor Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
Phone: (718) 944-3401

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