Pelham Preparatory Academy (11X542)

925 Astor Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469, Bronx
Phone: 718-944-3601
Email: acruz@pelhamprepacademy.org
Hours: 08:20am - 02:39pm
School Website: https://www.pelhamprepacademy.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45921
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/11X542/HS/
Subway: 2 to Allerton Av; 5 to Pelham Parkway
Bus: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx25, Bx26, Bx30, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11
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About

Pelham Preparatory Academy was established in 2002 under the auspices of the New Century High School Initiative by New Visions for Public Schools and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in conjunction with the New York City Department of Education. Under the leadership of Principal Benvenuto Ferron, AP Kimberlee Davidson, and AP Kerry Campbell, our mission is to implement academically rigorous curricula that meets and exceeds national, state, and city standards while cultivating the inherent genius within our students in a caring, engaging and safe environment. As a school community, we strive to collaboratively build a student centered learning community that is designed to empower our students not only to be lifelong learners, but also lifelong leaders in their communities and the world.

Academic Highlights: CUNY LINCT program, CUNY College Now partnership, College Access for All, CUNY Gear Up, University of Vermont partnership

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community Service Expected, Health Center, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Gymnastics, Martial Arts
Activities
Student Government, Art Club, Chess Club, Gaming Club, National Honor Society, Concert & Jazz Band, JiuJitsu, Lincoln Center Theatre, Pelham Press Newspaper, Opening Act, Bella Abzug "Bali Girls", Culture Club, Weight Lifting Club, Basketball Club
Programs
Pelham Preparatory Academy(X45A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Our program allows students to experience the quality instruction that has been PPA's story since our inception. We engage, support, and challenge students as they participate in college-ready thinking, writing, and behaviors, such as reflection and persistence. For this, it takes a community working collaboratively to build common practices. Thereby, our program implements rigorous curricula that exceeds standards, while nurturing student potential in a caring and safe environment.

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 Bronx 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
458
496
    Grade 12 Students
118
118
    Grade 11 Students
93
120
    Grade 10 Students
128
129
    Grade 9 Students
119
129
Graduation %
94
92
College %
69
87
Pelham Preparatory Academy (X45A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

441 / 94 (4.69)
87 / 24 (3.63)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 95% responded
Academic Rigor 
  75.29%
Academic Engagement 
  63.25%
Safety 
  75.33%
Bully Prevention 
  71.88%
Inclusivity 
  89.50%
Mental Support 
  73.60%
Environment 
  70.55%
Post-School Support 
  81.89%
Teacher Responses - 82% responded
Academic Rigor 
  86.67%
School Satisfaction 
  87.83%
Student Behavior 
  73.00%
Student Support 
  84.47%
School Leadership 
  72.07%
Instructional Clarity 
  76.80%
Instructional Development 
  87.00%
Post-School Support 
  90.25%
Family Responses - 26% responded
Education 
  95.63%
Teacher Support 
  87.83%
Safety 
  91.33%
School Community 
  87.11%
School Leadership 
  96.36%
Post-School Support 
  93.50%

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. %
  93.60%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  57
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  47
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  63.80%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  418
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  414
Postsecondary
2-Year College 14.70%
4-Year College 56.70%
Vocational Program 0.80%
Unknown 27.80%

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 55.00%
Female 44.80%
Other 0.20%
English Language Learners:
  7.00%
Students with IEPs:
  28.60%
Economic Need Index:
  78.70%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 4.60%
Black 32.10%
Hispanic 52.60%
White 6.60%
Other 4.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 39.40%
White 51.50%
Other 9.10%
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