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A Philip Randolph Campus High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1279 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2013

I am leaving Randolph because I am moving. I am extremely upset :( I really love Randolph. I actually learn at this school. Randolph is not just a school, we are a family as well! I THINK THAT PARENTS SHOULD SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO A. PHILIP RANDOLPH :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2013

I'm currently a Junior at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School and I have to say that this is actually a great school. If you come in focused with goals there are great programs to help you. If you come in not knowing a thing about college there programs such as CCPI or CFES which can help teach you about it. I would know I'm in both programs. Also the only way you see disrespectful students or fights if you wait out to see it. It's all bout who you surround yourself with and most of the fights happen between the bell ringing to go to your next class so unless your in the hallways you wouldn't see anything. I feel this is a great school for those who come in with goals and not focused on friends
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2012

I am a student at this school and this school isn't that bad. I will be attending as a Senior this year. The guidance counselors won't always pay attention to one student because they have 200+ students to worry about. Make it your business to get their attention. The teacher do have to deal with rude kids and sometimes the kids have to deal with rude teachers but that happens in a lot of high school. Our new principal has worked hard to change our school unlike the old one which I saw very little of my years in the school. If you're around the right group this school won't be hard, if you join programs like CCPI you can ask other students that are in your grade and student that have already taken the class for help. There are always options just depends on how you use these options.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2011

This school isnt good at all. Im currently in the 9th grade and i cant wait til my mom switches me to another school. I feel stressed all the time and when i come home from school i dont feel like going back the next day. Its really a nightmare for me. Students are always fighting and disrespecting the teachers. Some teachers are disrespectful to the student and dont really care about the students education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2010

The school isn't good. I'm a current student and I don't like it. I don't look forward to going to school. Its' crowded, people are rude, guidance counselors don't have time for anyone, and they have us on lock down. I feel like a prisoner more than a student. It's a very rough school to say the least. Theres fights all the time and some of the teachers don't have time for extra help like after school. Don't get me wrong, the school is very good at pushing you to succeed, but too much pushing isn't good. I'm stressed all the time and I don't feel like the school cares for me personally. A ton of graffitti on the desks.STAY AWAY!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I have been fortunate to supervise and train several students from A Philip Randolph Campus High School as tutors in my After School Program 'Creative Learning Center' in Manhattan for several years. The guidance and education which they receive there is preparing them for the future in their personal lives and potential careers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

I go to this school an i don't like they give out information to late ,guidance consular don't give us any guidance they don't have time for students theirs to many people in the school
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2009

This school is absoultly amazing! The teachers are excellent and want my kid to succed! A #1 school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

This Is A Very Educated School It Has Very Good Grades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2008

i am a freshman at this school and i would have to say it is very good,people are very friendly nuttiing bad to say so far the courses are pretty easy but may get harder but overall a very good school,good college based school class of 2012
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2008

i currently attend randolph and this school isnt as good as people say it is. its over crowded and the teachers bearly want to teach us, they always try to find an easy way out. the guidence consulers give us no gudience at all. they never have time to see us if we come to their office. the academic level of randolph overall is not good. it went from being 3rd on the top ten school list to not being on there at all. if it was up to me i would go to a different school until the academic level is back up and there's a new A.P of security.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2008

the school makes sure that you do not slack every time you are absent they call your parents and when you are late they call your house too this school is very good but sometimes i feel teachers do not give alot of effort other than that it is good,also everybody is very friendly and it is easy to make friends
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

this school is pretty fun, and i haven't had much fun learning as i did in a philip randolph anywhere else. some of the teachers may be hard to deal with, and kids starting fires in the school may not be the greatest thing a school may come across, but this school was made for people with the motivation to go to college. if you do not want to go to college, than this is not the school for you
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2008

Great school they have kind and caring teacher's, staff, reat principle and i know my child will come home with something new each day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2008

This school give out information late. They do not have an organation when it comes to handing out papers
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2007

I am a senior at this school and I feel that it has realy prepared me for cllege. The new classes coming in seem to be making the school dumb down but most students are very smart. At times the school can feel a little overcrowded but overall it is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2007

This school is way over crowded.The courses are hard just for a freshman.I can barley understand what there teaching me.You must extra smart to at randolph.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

The school is over crowded. Teachers and guideance counselors dont have time for one with the kids. The school need to be divided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

I am an alumni of A. Philip Randolph and this school is on its way to being the Stuyvesant of Harlem.


Posted December 27, 2006

I am an alumni of Randolph. I am forever in debt to Randolph for the preparation I was given. Because of Randolph, I didn't experience a real challenge in my undergraduate studies until my junior year. The curriculum was rigorous, the teachers were thoughtful and caring and the other students were very studious and competitive, making the school in my opinion..spectacular. -Shanika B.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%
Earth Science

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
38%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
77%
Global History and Geography

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

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%
Integrated Algebra

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

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
62%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

273 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
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 Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%

Earth Science

All Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

English

All Students80%
Female88%
Male73%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Geometry

All Students45%
Female45%
Male44%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Global History and Geography

All Students62%
Female63%
Male63%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Integrated Algebra

All Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities13%
General population56%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Living Environment

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities30%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Physics

All Students34%
Female52%
Male20%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant34%

U.S. History and Government

All Students79%
Female85%
Male75%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 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 62% 23%
Black 2 33% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
White 2 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 276%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 55%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Medical
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical
Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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School leaders, update and verify information here.
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 556 responses

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This school
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

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

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents19215%
Students30325%
Teachers6194%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. DAVID FANNING

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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  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Medical
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX15, BX19, BX33, M10, M100, M101, M104, M11, M2, M3, M4, M5
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Gym
  • Music room
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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433 W 135th St
New York, NY 10031
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