El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice (14K685)

250 Hooper Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-387-1125
Email: ElPuenteAcademyAdmissions@gmail.com
Hours: 9:00am - 3:35pm
School Website: https://elpuente.us
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/46620
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/14K685/HS/
Subway: G to Broadway; J, M to Hewes St; Z to Marcy Av
Bus: B24, B32, B39, B44, B44-SBS, B46, B48, B57, B60, B62, Q54, Q59
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Program Details
El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice (K75A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Project-focused curriculum including portfolio-based assessment in all four disciplines, peer mentoring, and leadership development, integrated arts across the curriculum, CUNY Early College Dual Credit, SAT/PSAT college and ELA Common Core prep.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
189
214
    Grade 12 Students
41
44
    Grade 11 Students
43
42
    Grade 10 Students
44
50
    Grade 9 Students
61
78
Graduation %
61
77
College %
32
33
El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice (K75A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

33 / 57 (0.58)
15 / 13 (1.15)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

We are a small, innovative learning community with a focus on comprehensive education while inspiring and nurturing leadership for peace and justice. As a NYS Performance Standards Consortium schools, our curriculum and program is designed to create an intellectual and challenging environment where every student thrives. Our project-based curriculum prepares students to be active and independent thinkers who share a passion for transforming communities and the world. Our trimester system allows students to complete most of their high school credits by 11th grade, leaving opportunities for focused work on their graduation portfolio assessment, accredited college opportunities, research, financial aid workshops, tours, and internships.

Academic Highlights: Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs)

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community Service Expected, Extended Day Program, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 68% responded
Academic Rigor 
  73.14%
Academic Engagement 
  63.92%
Safety 
  85.78%
Bully Prevention 
  75.63%
Inclusivity 
  90.80%
Mental Support 
  78.30%
Environment 
  74.00%
Post-School Support 
  87.67%
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
  84.00%
School Satisfaction 
  93.33%
Student Behavior 
  81.33%
Student Support 
  94.47%
School Leadership 
  93.20%
Instructional Clarity 
  93.00%
Instructional Development 
  91.12%
Post-School Support 
  94.75%
Family Responses - 40% responded
Education 
  99.25%
Teacher Support 
  96.00%
Safety 
  99.00%
School Community 
  88.22%
School Leadership 
  96.64%
Post-School Support 
  98.00%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  73.90%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  18
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  69.60%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  401
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  408
Postsecondary
2-Year College 16.70%
4-Year College 16.70%
Unknown 66.60%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 57.10%
Female 42.90%
English Language Learners:
  18.00%
Students with IEPs:
  31.20%
Economic Need Index:
  89.00%
Student Ethnicity:
Black 12.20%
Hispanic 83.60%
White 2.10%
Other 2.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 43.80%
Other 56.20%
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