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Park East High School

Public | 9-12 | 349 students

 

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Posted December 22, 2013

I love this school. I didn't want to attend this school when I was in 8th grade, and I planned to transfer after my freshman year. After attending this school for a few months, I don't think I'm going to transfer. The teachers are funny. The classes are under control. There aren't any flights. We get a lot of homework sometimes but I expect that in high school. Because it's a small school, teachers are able to make sure the students get the help that they need. I'm only considering transferring schools because I want to go to a bigger school that's well known.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2011

This school really helps students and specially the teachers and office staff. I recommend these schools because students are treated with respect and many of them feel at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

i love this sCHool is so fun all the student are nice teacher are funny AND WE TO OUT FOR LUNCH
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2010

As the parent of a teacher at Park East High School, I have had the privilege of experiencing "Thanksgiving Dinner", sporting events and interacting with students & faculty. The media often focuses on the negativity in NYC schools and I would like to take this opportunity to discuss the caring & supportive interaction witnessed between the students and faculty at Park East H.S. It is common knowledge that it is important for parents to be involved in the lives of the children and "school community", sadly I did not observe a strong influence of parents, what I have observed was the extended roll the teachers take on to fill the need for positive adult influence in the lives of the children at Park East H.S. The Board of Education, the Mayor of NYC and the Federal Government should focus on more than just the grading standards! The teachers at Park East H.S. not only go above and beyond to help the students reach the goals set by the D.O.E., they assure that their students are given their support and provide a safe and caring environment. If the powers that be continue to cut funding for education, the schools of NYC will lose the teachers who truly care about making a difference.


Posted August 13, 2009

Well my first year at Park East High School has been a great rollercoaster because i had my ups and downs with the teachers some were good and some should work harder....But my first year here as a freshmen has taught me a lot... At first i thought i was not going to like it but I guess it could be the best way to enter a good college...Thank you Mr. Kevin McCarthy for choosing me at your school...It has been a pleasure to meet you and seen you soon as a Sophmore at your school....
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2009

i love this school its made a change in my life i couldnt think of any other school to attend besides this one ... the teachers care and make sure that your work is done to me these teachers are like moms to me i love them all
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2009

I am an Alumni from Park East H.S. I must say that Park East has developed to great school since my 4 years at Park East. I seen the change in Park East in my Junior year. The focus of the teachers and and staff was on the students and making sure every one graduated. And not only graduating but having a plan after you graduated whether or not if it was going to college or just having a job. I benefited from attending Park East. The majority of people I hung out wit in school are my closest friends till this day, I keep in contact with a few teachers from the school because they have even more interest about me in what I am doing after graduating from Park East H.S.


Posted July 8, 2009

I've worked at Park East for almost 8 years. As a teacher, I'm very proud of our accomplishments. We still have a lot to do and we, teachers, continue working very hard to make Park East a better school. Park East is not what it was when I started working here. My first year was horrible; I became a babysitter because students were not interested in learning. Currently, there are students who are very happy and parents who feel comfortable to send their kids to our school. I have good relationship with students and parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 24, 2009

I truly have to say I am very impressed with the school. My child came in as a transfer student. When I first went into the school I must be honest'I feared for my life'. You had student's trying to transfer to different classes. I worried about how she will adjust. She came home that day very excited and made a lot of new friends. For her being a freshman the Juniors and Seniors were the most welcoming. The school is small. Which makes it great because the teachers are able to know the students better. I have to say for it being H.S. most teachers in other schools can care less if the child does the work or not. Here 3 days out of the week the student can come in early for extra help. Info. is always being sent home to parents. There on top of the game.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

i am a student that this school even though the school is small and you cant hardly get to class on time when the period change....however the teacher understands that. The class is small which is a good thing because you get the help you need. every month the school as a whole have an activity like a halloween bash, thanksgiving and ice-skiting. the teachers are caring and make sure the students are up to date... AS A SENIOR I LOVE THIS SCHOOL...its my second family
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2008

Talk about trying in the face of adversity! Today we are about to serve our annual full Thanksgiving dinner to over 300 students. It is more meal than many of the students normally will see on Thanksgiving tomorrow. The teachers have been specially trained in Board of Ed advancement programs, and many put hundreds of dollars of their own money into providing additional materials for the students. The school has raised its rating over the past five years to a solid B or a low A. Trust the solid B. With parental involvement, a student may go far; for the superior student, look to a school with more extracurricular activities. Look to parochial school for more religion, control, and order. For a school with faculty heart, this is a place to check out.


Posted August 23, 2008

This school is by far the worse school i ever been too. The school is very small and yet the teacher and principal can not control the students. How are students supposed to learn here when the teachers are not very educated themselves. I got lrft back last year because i didnt want to go because the teachers dont challenge you enough to learn or be interested to learn. Overall the school is pretty terrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2008

As a Former Student of this school I have to say the majority of its teacher are not educated enough to teach highschool. the school has no real programs. and it was extremely hard to learn with the lack of text books especially when some teacher only know how to teach from a text book.


Posted January 12, 2008

I really dislike this school. Iam a current student and the hallways are always filled with students. You are always late for a class. Teachers dont seem to try and grab students attention and not a lot of students really look foward to school. Fights always start and its located in a project area. Not a great place for your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

Without it, I wouldn't be the man I am today. It taught me how to respect others and how to have more than one view of the world!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2006

love the school has a lot of activites and teachers care about students and are able to have a one to one when students need it parents need to be more invloved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2004

Hate the school too small not enough activites for the students lunch extremly early.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2003

The school is small. The principal is excellent. The students are well behaved. Parents should be more involved. The teachers are caring. Good education overall. Good discipline. Only one minus, lunch hour 10:00 AM should be changed.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
26%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
52%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%
Global History and Geography

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%
Integrated Algebra

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students26%
Female26%
Male25%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
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 English26%
Non-migrant26%

Chemistry

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
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 English79%
Non-migrant79%

Earth Science

All Students79%
Female69%
Male92%
African American78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities67%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

English

All Students80%
Female76%
Male82%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities45%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Geometry

All Students67%
Female63%
Male74%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities27%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Global History and Geography

All Students77%
Female71%
Male83%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities61%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Integrated Algebra

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
African American91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities78%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Living Environment

All Students80%
Female78%
Male84%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities47%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

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 Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities27%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 1 61% 23%
Black 1 34% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 270%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 41%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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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

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

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents30481%
Students34790%
Teachers28100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. KEVIN MCCARTHY

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
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 - M1, M101, M102, M106, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M96, M98
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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230-34 E 105th St
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