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Pathways College Preparatory School: A College Board School

Public | 6-12 | 555 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2013

I had my reservations about Pathways after listening to another parent. I decided to form my own opinion and I am happy that I did. My children has always attended private school where the population is small. I did not want them to get lost in the crowd. When my first daughter started at Pathways, I saw a vast improvement in her grades. The teachers actually care about how the kids do. Now my second child is attending Pathways, she always struggled in school and is doing amazingly well. Pathways has given her the confidence she lacked and her teachers has helped her with her achievement. I believe children should have a voice and at Pathways they do, something that is not encouraged in private schools. If you are looking for a small school environment, Pathways is the way to go. I have no regrets, my children's grades speak for itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

I feel the Pathway College Prep is an excellent school.The staff is very caring about their students they always keep parents inform of their children progress as well as short comings and what can be done to help make your child achieve better grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

My son started Pathways in the 6th grade. Initially, I had reservations but I refused to let other people's opinions effect my decision. I'm glad I followed my mind. Just like any other environment, one must be involved in order to make a change. All my son's teachers were great educators and do their best to educate the children with limited resources. To this current day, my son is in the 7th grade and was able to maintain some of his 6th grade teachers who I loved and he also has new ones who are great. The PTA is trying to get more parents involved but it's hard. The staff is also great, starting with the parent coordinator who keeps parents informed via phone blast and readily available whenever he's needed; Also, Mr Hunt- AP safety is also great, whenever my son encounters a problem/issue he can go to him and believe me he will resolve it. Pathways like any other school has its ups & downs, but we have to teach our children to get anywhere in this life you have to remain focus and concentrate on their education and if they do encounter any problems tell or talk to someone they trust!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

When my daughter went for the first parent conference entrance into ninth grade, she looked disappointed. Sitting in the auditorium and watchinv other children body action her comment was " mmmhhh look you see, I said see what? Her reply- they don't want to be here just like me. " I laughed. Well two years later a Junior and they feelings hasn't changed, but she looks forward to graduation and attending Georgetown University. Overall experience she says: some of her teachers are educators and taught well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2013

Part one of review: My school, Pathways, has cons and pros. I am now officially a highschooler at this school and am able to give you some insight on the middle school. The middle school is not bad at all, there are two afterschool programs in which you are able to join, as well as many CHAMPS sport teams such as track and Basketball. The teachers there are able to give you individual help, and sometimes give it during their own time. Students also are able to take the wheel of the ship and organize programs in the school they would like to have, as I have done in the past. When you are in the eight grade you have the ability to take three regents, but you are not forced to take them, however it would be a good idea to. But as for the bad part of the school, most of the cons are taken up upon students. The school building, even though its small, is not the problem, it is the students who attend. Since Pathways accepts every student making sure everyone has a brighter future, it can lead to more problems. And, yes, the boys bathroom does smell pretty bad, but it isn't the schools fault for if it was, the girls bathroom would smell the same way.


Posted May 6, 2013

My son went to school here for 2 years, it was a horrible experience. Even 2 of his teachers told me he was too bright to be in this school and to get him out of there. He was constantly picked on because he was smart. He got in a verbal altercation with a classmate and I was never informed. Instead they made my son sign something that said if they got into a physical altercation they BOTH would be suspended. He told one of his teachers he wanted to go to MIT, she told him, "be more realistic". Mind you my son left that school on the honor roll! The hallways smell like a dirty bathroom. My son wouldn't use the bathroom in the school at all. If they want to send your child there, fight tooth and nail to get them sent somewhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

My two sons went to Pathways College even though they have had thier ups and downs like many new schools, many of the first gradating class entered college something I never thought my son would do, two years later I enrolled my scond son into pathways a decision I did not regret as he was given so many opportunities to develop himself including doing two college programms one at Quuens College and another at Adelphi University. This school and its programmes and teachers have helped my sons grown into fine individuals attending college. Thank You Pathways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

When my child first went to this school it was great. The change in the school's Administration has affected the quality of all the activities at the school - teaching, student/teacher interaction etc., in the lower school. Only a few teachers make the environment conducive to learning. I see this school on the way to closing soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

Unfortunately, bullying reigns supreme at Pathways. Students are picked on for any ole reason and safety is often an issue although the school s administration refuses to acknowledge this fact. For safety reasons teacher will not get involved; can t say I blame them. Where is security? Are they doing an adequate enough job??? Teachers disrespect students, but expect the utmost respect from students. RESPECT begets RESPECT. There are teachers who will outright state I m only here for my paycheck. I don t care if you pass or fail. The Department of Education should have a report card for teachers. Any teacher with a percentage of failing students should not be allowed to continue teaching, especially when combined with the statement aforementioned. The Pathways mission is not being upheld. The potential for high achievement overall exists because a B grade is not outstanding no siree!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

This school is acceptable for a student in junior high school, but for a student in high school this school is very unacceptable. The school is only a floor and 3 quarters of a school building. We need more room and more extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2009

This is a wonderful school full of talented, caring teachers. It is a small school where students get plenty of individual attention.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 25, 2009

im a junior at pathways and have been going here since freshmen year. This school is extremely small but the students here use this to their advantage. The realtionship between students and teachers are very good and everyonen knows each other and for the most part everyone gets along.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2008

This school for my child is okay, however I sometimes think since this school is very small, That my child wouldn't have the high school experience I desired for her. But, Overall this school is okay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

This school was a bad experience for my child. I had to take her out. The Principal was very inexperienced. The teachers were not prepared and report cards were oftne not prepared on time.I would not recommend thisschool to anyone.
—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.

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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
56%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 29% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
49%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 36% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
7%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
26%
Earth Science

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
27%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
24%
Global History and Geography

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%
Integrated Algebra

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%
U.S. History and Government

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%
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%
Female45%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant37%

Chemistry

All Students56%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%

Earth Science

All Students32%
Female25%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%

English

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities25%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Geometry

All Students40%
Female43%
Male37%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%

Global History and Geography

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities15%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%

Integrated Algebra

All Students60%
Female72%
Male50%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities31%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Living Environment

All Students43%
Female47%
Male41%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities5%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%

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 Students72%
Female76%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
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 middle school level. The school received 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
Black 1 94% 19%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
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 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 169%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 42%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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

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

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents28556%
Students48388%
Teachers2983%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. KIMBERLY MITCHELL
Fax number
  • (718) 454-4892

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • College preparatory
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 - Q2, Q4, Q77, Q83. Subways - F to 169th Street
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
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109-89 204th St
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