Pelham Preparatory Academy (11X542)

925 Astor Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469, Bronx
Phone: 718-944-3601
Hours: 08:20am - 02:39pm
Principal: Benvenuto Ferron
School Website:
NYCDOE Website:
Quality Snapshot:
Subway: 2 to Allerton Av; 5 to Pelham Parkway
Bus: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx25, Bx26, Bx30, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11
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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
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Gymnastics, Martial Arts
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
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.

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.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
7 / 24
28 / 46
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
2,431 (528) / 118
2,527 / 118
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 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 82% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 26% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 14.70%
4-Year College 56.70%
Vocational Program 0.80%
Unknown 27.80%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 55.00%
Female 44.80%
Other 0.20%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
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%