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Knowledge And Power Preparatory Academy Iii

Public | 6-8 | 323 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2011

I am a alumni of Kappa III, class 2007. This school has prepared me for the funture. Within High school I was able to maintain a 95 overall average and above on my report cars. The rigorous environment, studies, and teachers are the foundation of my educational life. I am now graduating from high school and entering Manhattanville College(34,350 tuition) with a full scholarship. I truly am greatful. Thank you.


Posted December 30, 2010

I'll admit that this school is really strict and takes some getting used to. However, the majority of kids that leave can not wait to visit again and I guarantee you that they're grateful that they went to this school.


Posted March 19, 2010

I am also a student from Kappa3 And i really think this school is to much of a problem very strict if you think this school is good for your kids then im telling you its not i am 6th grade and here from now i never liked it needed 4 note books 7 folders its just to much i thout this school would of change my life my old school was Mohegan my old teacher said this kappa3 school was a good school me and my friend went so as i said school is So to much if all kids are reading u need to tuck in your shirt or deitoin sorry for bad spelling if you wear sneakers detoiton and some other strict stuff and please when kappa3 students write a comment can u post your name cause i might know you
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2010

I am a alumni of kappa 3 . And this school has tremundously changed everything in my life. With the knowledge and disipline that the professor showed us have helped me get through many things in hs. Apart of the 2009 graduating class it was very heartbreaking to leave but , we knew for his we open the next doors we will always have kappa doors open to us as well. Although, teachers have came and gone through the years it wasnt expected that the best social studies teacher [pro.Wooden] would leave the school. As me and a few friends went back to visit we saw that his classroom was now a science room.It was very unexpected.All i have to say is i love kappa . & Totally disagree with the person below.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2009

The school doesn't have much of a challenge, and the school rarely checks homework ...The professors only check it in the beginning of the week, just to make a good impression I'm guessing! The principal tells you that you need 5 binders for each subject, which is ridiculous. And throughout the year professors don't even care if you use the binders or not. My opinion is that the school is an absolute failure! Sure the students get '90's and 100's' but once the students get to high school they will not know a thing!!!! Do not enroll your child here! Anywhere else would be better than Kappa III
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

My son is in the six grade and I feel Kappalll still has a lot of work to do to fit the name they have. The morals and principles of life need to continue to be addressed! It was a rough year first time for my son in middle school but he survived! I give kappa lll 2stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

I like KAPPA III so much it so energetic and it is helping me everyday and nobody can stop me from doing well my grades are 90s and 100s and i am in seventh grade i hope to see lots of new students and see them achieve
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2008

i am a student at kappa3. through my jouney at the school, i have had a lot of fun and i have matured so much. i learned many new things that i have never learned about and many things that i never thought i would be needing in life. the teachers at kappa feel that they should open doors to all and think that they should open the eyes to the young adults all around about how important school is and what it can do for you in yourlife. if you would like a school that your child will come home home excited and has learned something new everyday than, kappa 3 is the school that your child needs in their life because i know that it made me see things from a diferent perpective. Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2008

kappa rocks....there is no other school that is better!!!go bulldogs and tigers!!! of course pilgrims too!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2008

I say excellent environment with excellent teachers and students get to wear uniforms though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Hello all, I am an alumnus of KAPPA III. I was in the first graduating class of 2007 and I was very pleased with this school by the time I graduated. Being such a small school, KAPPPA III gives the students another family besides the one at home. The professors are very efficient in what they do and help the students as much as they can. If any parent wants their child to receive a great education for their child as well as a safe and nurturing environment, they should consider KAPPA III.


Posted June 29, 2007

Hello, my son attends this school and I must say I was skeptical at first.But when I went to his first parent teacher meeting I was pleased to see what great teachers he had, and the principal is a very nice woman. They have after school programs which is great, the only thing there is nothing available for them to do during summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

I am a student at Kappa 3.I am in the class of Harvard 6 and I think that Kappa is a great school and it helps students prepare for the future and follow their dreams.All i want to say to the parents is that if you want your child to end up with a good future choose Kappa 3.I hope that Proffesor Alverez,Bimbi,Raginwala,Carneighlia,Lebow,Crowley,Cano,and all the other teachers see this.If I didn't write your name it's because it's a lot of yall.So all i want to say is keep up with the good work in teaching.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2007

Admiring principal,great teachers and the staff is wonderful.
—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 30% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 33% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
82%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students12%
Female7%
Male18%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population14%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students13%
Female9%
Male19%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population17%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students21%
Female23%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%

Math

All Students13%
Female12%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students19%
Female20%
Male17%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities12%
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students19%
Female21%
Male17%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities12%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities32%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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 middle 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 66% 23%
Black 1 28% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 28%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 6%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 6%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 503 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

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
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

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

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents19363%
Students28589%
Teachers2596%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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2055 Mapes Ave
Bronx, NY 10460
Phone: (718) 561-3580

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