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A Philip Randolph Campus High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1279 students

 

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Posted October 6, 2006

Right now Im a junior at APR and its been really fun lately. The classes are too full though so the teachers are too busy to really focus on you as an individual. I take one AP class which is American History and its cool. We get in depth with it so we learn alot more than honors or regular U.S. History. Theres alot of extracurricular activities like dance groups,cheerleading,choir and alot of sports teams. The parent involvement for what I can see isnt really all that. I mean most of my friend's parents dont even come to PTA meetings. The worst thing about this school is that theres alot of gossip always going around. If its not one rumor its the other. It really brings the school down.Still APR rocks. Class of 2008!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2006

An excellent school. With various Adavanced Placement courses ( AP Bilogy, Psychology, Physics, MacroEconomics, Calculus U.S History etc), Randolph offers students a golden opportunity to enrich themselves with knowledge while they get experiences of what the college course load is like. There are also numerous clubs and sport teams to join. For eexample one could join the step team, West Indain DVD etc. Or one could opt to the soccer team, track tea, swim team etc. graduate of 2006 st
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 24, 2006

A great school. If you're looking for diversity, a great climate and studious children, this is the high school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

I am a Student a A.p. Randolf and consider it a good school but the staff members are iresponsible. Another thing is that the majority of the students are black and hispanic, which is ok. My School looks like rundown castle. JRS
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2004

I taught Biology in this shool for 23 years. It maintains the highest standards. The science electives were geared to students interested in medical professions. I taught a special elective ment to train ninth graders to do a reseach paper. I also taught a Human and Modern Genetics elective class.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

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%
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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
Not 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%
Not 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
Not 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 2 62% 23%
Black 1 33% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
White 1 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 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 276%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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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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

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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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Based on 556 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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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?

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
8.6
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?

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
8.3
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?

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
8.6
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
 

Based on surveys from:

 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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