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South Bronx Preparatory A College Board School

Public | 6-12 | 621 students

 

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Posted July 26, 2014

This institution is a sorry excuse for an educational facility. When it was once under the control of Brian Rosemblum it was a thriving example of what control over a student body meant. Unfortunately, in 2007 the school fell under the control of Ellen Flanigan. Two years into her career at this school she lost college board funding due to the falling standards of the school and grades of the students. Her staff were also a part of the crumbling foundation of South Bronx Preparatory. By staff I mean her vice principals and a woman who swore she had any power of the administrative level. I will say that there are magnificent teachers doing the best they can with what they've been given. Ultimately I wouldn't put my children in this school. No one should.


Posted September 26, 2013

My school is the best. There are many teachers from regular classes to language courses. When it comes to extra help the Teachers are always available after and before school. They will always make every student feel welcome. The best part about my school is the dedication each teacher gives to ensure each student is well taught and educated. What I love about my school is the friendly hello's and warm welcomes you recieve every time you step inside the main doors. The only way my school could get better is if it only had a little more space in the playground so every one is able to run around without bumping into one another. That is why I would reccomend my school for all newcomers.


Posted October 3, 2009

100% of our students are assigned an advisor and advisory group which is continuous through four years of high school. 99% of our school's second class of graduating seniors were accepted into college, despite the fact that our school is located in the poorest congressional district in America, Our school of 600 students offers 50 afterschool programs. Are teachers are energetic, deeply caring, think outside the box, and are led by a strong, enlightened principal and administrative support team.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2007

I believe this school is the best thing that has happen to the south Bronx. My son is in the 11th grade. He will be the first graduating class coming out of this school since they opened 3 yrs ago. The principal, teachers, counselors are the best. They are so interested in your child's education. They are also involved, especially when it comes to big city test. They have tutoring after school even on Saturdays to make sure your child does well. I recommend this school to anyone. My ratings are 10+
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
11%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
17%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
12%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
63%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
55%
Earth Science

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Global History and Geography

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
Integrated Algebra

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%
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 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

Chemistry

All Students67%
Female70%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Earth Science

All Students55%
Female51%
Male59%
African American52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

English

All Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities38%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Geometry

All Students60%
Female66%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Global History and Geography

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Integrated Algebra

All Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities43%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Living Environment

All Students75%
Female67%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

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 Students83%
Female77%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities67%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 "C" for the middle school level. The school received 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 1 69% 23%
Black 2 30% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
White 2 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 15%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 23%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
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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Based on 1036 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

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

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

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

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents38869%
Students60897%
Teachers4080%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MS. ELLEN REDDON FLANAGAN
Fax number
  • (718) 292-2172

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Phone: (718) 292-2211

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