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Palisade Preparatory School

Public | 7-11 | 527 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

I absolutely agree with the Post made on June 1st, 2013. I have a child in High School here. School was great when it first began back in 2008. Now unfortunately the school has become extremely overcrowded and most teachers/and staff really don't care about the children. The quality of this school has taken a huge drop in the quality of teaching and teacher&staff involvement w/their students. The Principal is great but truly hoping that she can turn this school around(especially w/the staff).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2013

Parents be aware that this school is no longer funded by Bill Gates since two years because the school could not get the sat/testing scores high enough. I middle schooler in this school. The school is under a better principal and asst. principal which helps; however, due to a large amount of students that are more street oriented the school still needs to improve. Daily fights/bullying are a huge issue in school. They also have a few teachers that don't care and do stereotype the students based on the ethnic population of students that attend the school. I unfortunately found out this information to late maybe this will help someone else to consider other schools as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

Under the leadership of the new principal that came this year, Palisade Prep has turned around, and we are striving to be one of the best schools in the county!


Posted October 15, 2010

The Principal and the dedicated teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I love Palisade Preparatory because it truly cares about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Great staff, very good program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I am a sophmore parent with two children enrolled in 7th and 9th grade respectively. The curriculum, dedicated teachers, and professional staff/administration have definitely made an impact. My 9th grader is truly excited about school now. The high expectations of the staff match those of my husband and myself and is evident in both children's increased effort and performance. My 7th grader who has made honor and high honor roll twice last year is now focused on the prinicipals list which has also inspired my 9th grader. I believe this is a direct result of the schools willingness to partner with parents to ensure the success of all students by providing a positive learning environment that is challenging yet caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Palisade Prep. is a public secondary school focused on preparing our students for success in college. We are a small school where all students and staff know each other and work together to create a supportive learning environment. We do not have selective admissions but believe that all students can achieve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2010

Palisades Prep's main goal focus is to prepare to students for their future college education. $20,000 can go along way in enhancing our childrens education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Interact with parents exelent!!! They encourage a college education for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

-Principal leadership not good -This year is much better with the hands of the new assistant principal, Ms. Des Soye. -This school has a small learning environment but the bad thing is that there are no honors classes available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

It is an excellent school and with excellent teachers. I'm proud to say my children attend Palisades Prep!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

The Staff & professionalism are excellent!!
—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 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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%
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. 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 34% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%
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. 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 64% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
17%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
31%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
26%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
27%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
27%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
56%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
85%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students3%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population13%

Earth Science

All Students18%
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%

English

All Students81%
Students with disabilities60%
General population82%

Geometry

All Students52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students57%
Students with disabilities43%
General population58%

Integrated Algebra

All Students37%
Students with disabilities11%
General population40%

Living Environment

All Students71%
Students with disabilities60%
General population72%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students79%
Students with disabilities84%
General population79%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 23%
Black 38% 19%
White 10% 48%
Asian 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 56%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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School Leader's name
  • MS. MICHELLE YAZURLO

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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201 Palisade Ave
Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: (914) 376-8000

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