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Knowledge And Power Prep Academy Iv

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Posted September 16, 2013

This school is terrible I'm in 7th and I can not concentrate the one teacher that was awesome quit because of the kids don't go


Posted January 17, 2013

This is a HORRIBLE school. There are fights at this school multiple times daily. The kids are OUT OF CONTROL. There are no consequences to the kids' behavior. Kids get bullied. Its a terrible school.


Posted August 19, 2012

Great School the Administrative Staff excellent; great communication with parents. Great extra curriculum activities i.e. debate team, wrestling etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

I love it because the kids are very friendly and im getting good grades
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2009

i just graduated from kappa 4 last year and i must say that i miss it so much! i used to be so unorganized and i didn't really have high expectations for myself until i came here... it was hard at first because iw as in sixth grade then and i didn't know anybody but from the first day to the last day of my years there, i felt like they were my family! i love kappa 4!


Posted June 3, 2009

I am a student in Kappa iv and I must say that this school has done me nothing but wonders. I am an eighth grader graduating and I honestly don't want ot leave them. They make you feel like a part of the family. They really care about you and work hard to make sure you suceed. The students arre great too. No one really bothers you. The stuents are nice. Like any other school there are problems with students, but 99% of the time they never get out of hand. Kappa is a good school and i love itto death.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

My son got accepted to Kappa IV in September '07 (the start of 6th grade) So far, it has been a wonderful experience for both of us. The teachers are great. On the first day of class each teacher sent home a full page letter which included their expectations and what the scholars (that's what they call the students) would be learning & achieving that year along with all of their contact information....home phone, cell phone, & email. The classes were small and the teachers and administrative staff always seem to go above and beyond to help whenever possible. Most of the teachers were young and vibrant and eager to teach. Although it is a full day Mon-Fri 7:30 - 4:30 pm, this never bothered my son because he seems to be having such a good time at school. Also lots of after school activities..soccer, football, music
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

Teachers and parents truly work together to make sure your child does his/her best. It is not just talk, it is action taken on by all parties: student, teacher and parents. If you are looking for a school where you are involved in your childs education-Kappa IV is what you need!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

I would rate this school the highest score here because I think this school prepares the children for bad things that happens in life.
—Submitted by a 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.

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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 30% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
53%
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 Students4%
Female5%
Male3%
African American2%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population5%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%

Math

All Students5%
Female6%
Male6%
African American2%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population7%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%
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 Students2%
Female6%
Male0%
African American3%
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 population2%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English2%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant2%

Math

All Students4%
Female0%
Male6%
African American3%
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 population4%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English2%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%
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 Students7%
Female4%
Male9%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population9%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%

Math

All Students10%
Female4%
Male14%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population12%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%

Science

All Students29%
Female35%
Male26%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population36%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the middle 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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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 1 53% 19%
Hispanic 1 44% 23%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 110%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 284%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 31%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 8%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
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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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
6.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

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

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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents9149%
Students18898%
Teachers857%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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