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Pace High School

Public | 9-12 | 414 students

 

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Posted October 22, 2013

My son graduated from Pace in 2012 and is now in his 2nd year of college and doing very well. He has kept the communication going with his old teachers at Pace and visits the school everytine he comes home from college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2013

Im interesting in learning more about the school progress report. so that way i can decided which school is best for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

I am a parent of a senior at this school. Ms son loves this school! The staff and safety agents in the building are so respectful and genuinely caring. This was our first choice school and we are so pleased to have had such an awesome opportunity to see our child grow into an young adult. We will surely miss PACE and all that it offers !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

I've met some of the most dedicated, nicest, caring teachers here. I realized how much I miss PACE now that I've graduated. I'm currently attending an prestigious liberal arts college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

It's the place where teacher and student create a bond that is beyond verbal description. We learn and grow from the years that we've spent together and those are the years that made my high school experience much more than just passing the regents and getting into suitable college. Teachers are devoted to help their student to become not only a better learner, but one who will never fail to thrive for their goals. The four years that I've spent in those halls and classrooms cannot simply be denoted as struggles but a rite of passage for many teenagers. Everyday, I felt loved and cared for. I know this school will never let me down, education wise and specially as a growing young adult. There are just endless words that I can use to describe my thankfulness for Pace but bottom line is, it's my favorite school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers genuinely care about me, I really love going to class every day because my teachers gave me a new inspiration to learn. Plus, my fellow students were so intelligent, and so spirited that out of class had the same impact on me. Overall, my time at Pace High School has been filled with great friends, higher learning, and most importantly, character building.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

It provides that one on one attention that most New York City schools do not give and WOW! What an amazing staff and principal! There was education beyond the classroom and so many life lessons are taught by the good people of the school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

The teachers at Pace are some of the most committed teachers I have known. They work to engage their students in all aspects of their educations.


Posted November 3, 2007

im a freashmen at pace, and i think this school is fair enough. Almost all of the students know each other and help each other. Also there is not really a Clique situation. You can be and hang out with anybody you want to. Also as a freashmen i feel welcomed and happy that i got into a school that is the second best in Nyc, the first being Stuyvesant.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2007

My child began attending Pace HS when the school was only in its 2nd year of operation. At first, it lacked resources to give the extra classes, curricular activities or other educational support which some students required. They still need to incorporate more music, arts and sports program to make their school well rounded. The following year, the school had more to offer and excelled in making sure each student is prepared early to take all regents. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or challenged students. The teachers work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name and is a great example of a leader. Pace really tries to bring out the best in the students by giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go forward in their career
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
11%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%
Earth Science

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
53%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
51%
Global History and Geography

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
54%
Integrated Algebra

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
U.S. History and Government

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students37%
Female40%
Male30%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant37%

Chemistry

All Students46%
Female50%
Male37%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%

Earth Science

All Students56%
Female51%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native American55%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%

English

All Students88%
Female94%
Male80%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities64%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Geometry

All Students29%
Female27%
Male30%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native American28%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities13%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant29%

Global History and Geography

All Students57%
Female52%
Male62%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities27%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%

Integrated Algebra

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native American56%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities39%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Living Environment

All Students75%
Female79%
Male68%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native American62%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities68%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Female98%
Male92%
African American97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities77%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 42% 23%
Black 1 32% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 12% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 10% 9%
White 2 4% 48%
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 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 270%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 48%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 788 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents34483%
Students416100%
Teachers28100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. YVETTE SY

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - M103, M14AD, M15, M22, M5, M9. Subways - J, Z to Bowery; 6, N, Q, R to Canal St; M to Delancey St-Essex St; F to East Broadway; B, D to Grand St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer.
  • Swimming.
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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100 Hester St
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 334-4663

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