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Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts

Public | 9-12 | 216 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Since 2013 Repertory Company HS for Theatre Arts has undergone new leadership. The school is going in an uphill direction. The school grades have become very competitive with other special arts schools. This school's enhanced education system makes the student college-ready. I, as a parent, am totally impressed to the program outlined for each grade. These newley developed programs challenge the student academically as well as creatively. My child has grown immensely since attending three years ago. I believe this is a school that every student and parent should review when deciding on a high school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

This is a school that most of the students like. It could use help in the form of more actors and actressess guiding them to improve in their acting. It's a small school right in the middle of the threatre district, with many talented students. If they can get a sponsor - guide these young future actors and actresses, and the many multi-talented ones in what they want to be in the future. The teachers know the students, and students know their teachers. It is not so big that a student can get lost. Regular academics is stressed but students can work a little harder for the academics. If someone could help sponsor this school, it would be even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

I believe every school has its good and bad. So far my daughter has been doing great and she is pressed to go forward by her teachers.Sometimes its really up to the student also to put their effort but I do understand that sometimes teachers are just following curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

The Reperatory school, is definitely not the fit for a student, who had graduated from a school with high academic standards. This school has no structure, the students are all over the place. I consistently ask my child about test, and quizes, how are these students going to get what they need academically from this school? The Principal never returns your phone calls, the administration is very unprofessional. Trust me, find another alternative especially if your child would like to seriously study performing arts, this school is not the fit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2011

I'm a current senior and from before freshman year my peers and I were promised 4 years of dance, acting, and music. We've recieved about 2 years of dance, most of the acting but with different acting teachers every year, and literally 6 months of music. As for the academics, the bear minimum is given for a regents diploma.The only sciences are living environment and chemistry. Thats it. No calculous either. Almost everyone in my grade failed the chemistry and geometry regents. If you want a school that will help you grow artistically, soar to new heights academically and thrive in an environment where everyone wants to learn s much as you do, REPERTORY COMPANY H.S. IS NOT THE SCHOOL FOR YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2011

My son is a senior at Repertory; he will graduate next June with an Advance Regents Diploma. In September, he will be taking courses at Hunter College thru College Now. I liked Repertory because of its size; the school averages about 240 students. The school exposed my son to technical theatre and now he is looking at colleges where he can major in theatre and technical theatre. The teachers and the staff are very supportive of students, and parents have access to teachers. Repertory has a family atmosphere; the teachers and staff know the students. Academically Repertory ranks among the average in public high schools. The down side, Repertory struggles financially. The school has talented students but without famous alumni or big names sponsors, the PTA is the only source of fundraising. Never the less, the school gets a ton of credit for what it accomplishes annually on a limited budget.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2010

being a current junior in this school i have been thrilled with the experience in this establishment. i have a lot of hands on training and the teachers are very well concerned to not only passing their students with above satisfactory grades but also on being able to apply their knowledge into real life situations. also, being a theatre arts school, the principal does a lot to try and incorporate and encourage kids in all aspects of theatre (set, light and sound operation, and technical crew) the curriculum is college based and gives qualifications for every student in attendance, in four years time, graduate with an advance regents diploma which gives an exemplar look on a students transcript when looking for colleges. being located in the meat of the Theatre district (Times Square) gives no greater place for a rising star to be trained and set out into the real world with high expectations not only from loved ones but also from myself.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2010

This school is terrible, the grades are low the standards of the teachers are low. If the teachers arent stopping the lesson for one thing there cursing out a student . With the grade levels being low some of the teachers before regents go up to students the dont feel will do well. And say i dont think you should take this regents this year and the students end up having to take the regents over. This has happend to me personally as well and I ended up passing the regents. There is no structure in the school. Please take Action . There are so many students unhappy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2010

Repertory has just reached satisfactory in the performing arts field, which also isn't so amazing. The academics at this school are extremely terrible. I am currently a freshman, and the unorganization at this school is unbelievable. Alot of students are unhappy here and wish to transfer but the Priciple will not allow transfers.Many students alternate to dropping out and recently classes as a whole have failed regents exams. This can be partially the students fault, but is mostly due to poor preperation.There is no sense of motivation here at repertory as well as no diversity making some students uncomfortable in this enviroment. Many students have voiced feeling deprived of their talent once arriving at repertory h.s. The gradutation percentage at this school is decent but overall the terrors of Repertory are overlooked. I am personally unhappy here and hope that one day this school can go undergo evaluation, depleting its existence.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2010

I am a freshmen at this school. I hate it so much, i am trying to transfer out. There are not enough preforming arts. None of the kids are motivated, no one cares about education. The teachers are rude and disrespectful. Don't come here!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2009

Repertory H.S. is great for children who have been in small Middle Schools and not use to high populated environments. It is a very small H.S. which means every students is known by most teachers and peers. My only issue with this H.S is that I am not sure if children are receiving adequate instruction in order to succeed in college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

I currently attend this scool. Is a very confidential and close community inside the school itself is very small and very safe. Its my senior year and I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2007

I attended this school, graduating in 2003. This was an excellent school for students who did not fit into normal public schools in New York, and perfect for students wishing to make their mark in the performing arts carreers. Not so great on structure or formality. The academic programs were on-par with other NYC public schools, which is to say not amazing but satisfactory. The level of parent involvement was nil. Recently the school has undergone a restructuring and has added many more computers to assist with the screenwriting class.
—Submitted by a former 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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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13%

2012

 
 
25%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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4%

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6%

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11%
Earth Science

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

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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
24%
Global History and Geography

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%
Integrated Algebra

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
66%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

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Living Environment

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

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U.S. History and Government

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%
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 Students13%
Female15%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Non-migrant13%

Chemistry

All Students4%
Female5%
Male0%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant4%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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English

All Students83%
Female89%
Male69%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Geometry

All Students26%
Female29%
Male15%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Global History and Geography

All Students83%
Female85%
Male77%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Integrated Algebra

All Students73%
Female72%
Malen/a
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Living Environment

All Students86%
Female88%
Malen/a
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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U.S. History and Government

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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.

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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
Black 2 48% 19%
Hispanic 1 43% 23%
White 2 7% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 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 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A43%
Source: 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 50%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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Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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
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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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents10448%
Students18885%
Teachers1292%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. MANUEL URENA

Programs

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  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
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, M104, M11, M2, M20, M3, M34A-SBS, M4, M42, M5, M50, M7. Subways - 7, B, D, F, M to 42nd St-Bryant Park; A, C, E to 42nd St-Port Authority Bus Terminal; 4, 5, 6 to Grand Central; 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, S to Times Square-42nd St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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