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Williamsburg Preparatory School

Public | 9-12 | 575 students

 

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Posted October 20, 2013

As a parent I strongly recommend this school. I have 2 children presently attending this school and hopefully my third child will enter next coming year. the teachers are awesome ,friendly and approachable they go out of their way to assist , I receive updates on all of my children progress at all times. the principle he's a wonderful person and always on his p's & Q'ss. he's very discipline and respectful.Gt
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

I'm a junior now in high school and i love everything about it. The teachers are very helpful and there great to hang out with during lunch. They are there if you are struggling with any subject in class. I really love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2010

I am a previous student at williamsburg prep, the school isn't so bad. Not much can be said about the faculty and staff, most don't want to bother with the kids in the school and dont care much. Fights are always breaking out but that is between the other schools within the building.The teachers arent recieving the supplies they need or support. Overall the school isn't all that bad, educational wise.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2009

This is my child's 3rd yr & have 2 say I'm very dissappointed the way this yr has been going so far. I started out loving this school & now won't recommend it 2 anyone. I can't wait for my child 2 graduate & be done with it. There is no communication among the staff, they tell parents to call the school if your child is going to be out & I do & still get phone calls on my cell, @ work & @ home telling me child is not in school today. What is the point of calling to tell them when U R going 2 get 3 phone calls...there as has been 2 much drama among the kids !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

my daughter who attends williamsburg prep is in the 11th grade now and i find this school to be the above standards especially for such being one of the newer schools. the staff works with your child and i like the fact the school kept you up to date with your child progress; attendance and grades. my favorite is snapgrades which i look at every night and aris to keep up with her progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

Overall I give the school a B+. My daughter has been a student there for 1 year and I am very pleased with her progress. The teachers are concerned. Emails sent through the Snapgrades system are answered in a timely matter. Parent are always notified of school events by mail or phone. So far so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

well this is my first year at williamsburg prep and i like it. The teachers are great and there are no fights or atleast i havent seen any.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2009

I love this school! The teachers, principal and staff! Students are fantastic. My favorite thing about this school of the quick updates you get from teachers and feedback and most of all snapgrades!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

I attended this school for 2 years and just transferred out, in all honesty its not that bad but i would not highly recommend it. The deans are helpful as are maybe 3 teachers, but the principal is terrible and some of the teachers just don't care. Yes there are constant fights breaking out but mainly it is because of the other schools in the building.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

My son has attended Williamsburg Prep for two years now, he is in tenth grade, and we are very happy with the school. The administration and faculty are strongly committed to the students. We regularly receive communications between report cards from the teachers informing us about our son's progress. I see the teachers and administration working hard day in and day out to make the school, which is only a few years old, better all the time. One of the benefits of its being a newer school is that it has no teachers who are still there simply because they have always been there. I can strongly recommend this school as a good, safe place for any parent to send their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

this school is great... and they are preparing me to go to one of the best colleges very soon. This school is greatful to have a CollegeBound Counselor who loves what she is doing. Thanks to her, It's easy for me to write college essays and deal with applications.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

This school is not a school i would advise others to attend. Fights are constantly breaking out. The teachers here are never wrong, the teachers attitudes are just incredible. Theres not much of a positive vibe going around. The lack of motivivation weighs heavly upon the school..
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2008

This is a horrible school. Students her are always fighting with each other. The teacher seem like they are underpaid and the adminstration is doing a lousy time of supporting students. I would warn any parent to not send their kid to this school. I am transferring my child to the other school in the building, the Williamsburg High School for Architecture & Design!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2008

I am so please that my two sons attend Williamsburg Prep. The teachers are wonderful. The way the teachers care about the students education is so satifying. Williamsburg Prep keep up the good work. From a Parent who really appreciates you guys.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 64% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
29%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
55%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
38%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

322 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
47%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
50%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

English

All Students80%
Students with disabilities45%
General population85%

Geometry

All Students73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students77%
Students with disabilities42%
General population83%

Integrated Algebra

All Students86%
Students with disabilities70%
General population89%

Living Environment

All Students80%
Students with disabilities48%
General population86%

Physics

All Students33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population33%

U.S. History and Government

All Students88%
Students with disabilities62%
General population90%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 62% 23%
Black 25% 19%
White 11% 48%
Asian 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 12%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 27%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 5%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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Based on 743 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents19132%
Students50783%
Teachers4596%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. MICHAEL SHADRICK

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 - B24, B44, B46, B48, B60, B62, Q54, Q59
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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257 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 302-2306

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