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Girls Preparatory Charter School of New York

Charter | K-8 | 550 students

Our school is best known for offering a free public single-sex education option.

 
 

Living in New York

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $525,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 23 ratings
2012:
Based on 26 ratings
2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted September 22, 2009

Girls Prep in Manhattan is the Greatest! My Daughter is learning to be a self assured, seeker of knowledge. She comes home with all that she has learned and uses those skills with our family. I am thankful for the focus on the person as well as the learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

What can i say about girls prep I dont look at as a school I look at it as a community besides being a play that I feel safe leaving my child in the morning knowing that she is going to get the best education that she recieve she is exposed to the arts and or course her yoga class the the new all girls basketball team. But what about being ranked number 2 in the city for the ELA the up and coming events with the pta like picture day harvest feast and of course our thanksgiving feast I sure do have alot to be thankful for cause if it wasnt for girls prep I would be paying about 7,000 for my daughters education. Money that I dont have being a single parent. Girls Prep really is a excellent school and I love our community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

This school helps and inspires girls be the best they can be. Each class is named after a famous successful woman that the girls could look up to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I could not ask for a better learning environment for my dauaghter than at girls prep. My daughter shocks me everyday with the different things she has learned thus far. I only have one thing to say keep up the good work girls prep, as my daughter would say you rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Because its an all Girls Schools and I love their education and their core values, Sisterhood, Responsibility, Merit and Scholarship
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The teachers at Girls Prep are dedicated and driven, they care about my daughter's education as much as I do. A wonderful learning environment for girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The administrators are competent and efficient; the teachers and other extracurricular instructors very qualified; and the teaching approach is geared toward the long haul--with the goal of seeing your daughter not only through Girls Prep but also preparing her for a Bachelor's degree--at least. A very happy parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Because it's only girls and they get very concentrate in their studies.They have excellent teachers in all subjects and yoga twice a week. They have math groups and reading groups to keep the students in the same level, which is great too! I'm very happy with Girls Prep Charter School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

My daughter has been attending GP since Kindergarten and we're hoping that the opening of our middle school leads to a high school as well. Girls Prep is a united community shared by parents, staff, and students alike along with a rigorous curriculum to satisfy the emotional, mental, and physical well being of every student. Students are taught traditional, conceptual and practical day to day concepts to help them develop a thorough understanding of the material presented. It's a very well rounded school and I have and will continue to recommend it to anyone. We are more than satisfied partaking in the GP community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Girls Prep is a comunity I love. What I love about this school is that the girls have a sisterhood and the curriculum keeps them in a strive to keep doing their very best and it shows. I am glad I am part of the Girls Prep family and would not change it for the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I like Girls Prep because of its diversity, all girls no boys, my daughter has a chance to learn Spanish and understand the true meaning of the four core values: Merit, Sisterhood, Responsibility, Scholarship. In order to get an Orange which is the top color out of the other three colors, red: which means your not doing your best, yellow:keep on moving up, green: your doing your hardest, orange: just jump at the sun. The way to earn stars is to get on orange. This is what shows that your children are on the right track. Girls Prep is very strict about the girls diet, they make sure they eat only healthy foods/snacks. If a student has a snack that is not 100% it will not be allowed, and will be given a warning or maybe put in the trash if you were warned before. There is an opportunity for the girls to learn different cultures as well as their classes named after famous productive people like Mae Jemison, Zora Neal Hurston, Oprah Winfrey, Delores Huerta. That is one way to inspire the young girls to believe in themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

I have personally seen how the school works both inside and out. I am not a parent of this school but I highly recommend sending your daughter here! Only thing I wished is that the administration was more organized and well as verbal on what is going on in the school with all students/staff and parents alike. other than that they are GREAT! The teachers have a great heart and the programs they offer and just wonderful.


Posted June 26, 2008

My daughter will be going into her 3rd yr fall 08 at girls prep. She loves it and so do I. The teachers are very ethusiastic about teaching and knowing the girls and their families. The girls are all being taught well above average they are diciplined and being shown the benefits of siterhood, merit and respect. Main con is overcrowded class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

This school is wonderful. My daughters are 2nd and 3rd grades there and they love it. Y 3rd grader is taking spanish and she loves it . Aside from gym the girls are also taking up yoga. When they started they had a hard time reading but now they just loves book and are both very good readers.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students26%
Female26%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students30%
Female30%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students32%
Female32%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students49%
Female49%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students29%
Female29%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students21%
Female21%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Female42%
Malen/a
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students56%
Female56%
Malen/a
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Female44%
Malen/a
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Math

All Students22%
Female22%
Malen/a
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students26%
Female26%
Malen/a
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities10%
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students43%
Female43%
Malen/a
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities10%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Science

All Students71%
Female71%
Malen/a
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities40%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 50% 19%
Hispanic 1 46% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
White 2 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A43%
Female 100%N/A49%
Male 0%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 14%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 Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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Based on 631 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
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 
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
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 
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
7.6
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 
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
8.4
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents41885%
Students16198%
Teachers5298%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. VERSHA MUNSHI-SOUTH
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • All girls
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (212) 338-1086

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • STEM
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Math club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Girls Prep LES opened in 2005 as the first all-girls charter school in NYC. Girls Prep LES is part of the Public Prep Network, a nonprofit organization that develops single-sex elementary and middle public schools that pursue excellence through continuous learning and data-driven instruction. Our model is designed to empower each student to build strong character, demonstrate critical thinking, possess a core body of knowledge, and be on a predictive path to earn a degree from a university.
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Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
901
Students typically come from these schools
Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary School
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442 E Houston St-Rm 312
New York, NY 10002
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Phone: (212) 388-0241

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