School Details

Humanities Preparatory Academy

351 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-4433

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 191 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District # 2 average
  • New York state average

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About this school

Humanities Preparatory Academy is a public high school in New York. The principal of Humanities Preparatory Academy is MS. JEANNIE FERRARI and can be contacted at 191 students go to Humanities Preparatory Academy and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 1% of the Humanities Preparatory Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 69% of the 191 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Humanities Preparatory Academy is 15:1. James Baldwin School A School For Expeditionary Lr is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 22%
Asian 7% %
Hispanic 58% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 20%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 57%
Limited English proficiency 1% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    i visited this school recently and one of my adolescent relatives was enrolled and we are very impressed with this school the staff the curriculum and the fact that is is a school that promotes a democratic philosophy if amazing. its truly about the students in this school. i love that there is so much academic and social involvement between the students and staff. the student body is very diverse the small class atmosphere allows for a personable environment which i think is very important in high school. we also love that the students are encouraged to take college preparatory courses in their junior/senior year. i thinks its an excellent school.

  • (3 years ago)

    We are sorry that the parent below from February 2011 is dissatisfied with the school. However it's not useful for them to disseminate information about the school which is not factual. It is factual data that Humanities Preparatory Academy had a 4-year graduation rate of 83% for school year 2009- 2010 and a 95% graduation rate for school year 2010-2011. This compares very favorably to the citywide graduation rate of 60%. Parents should check this with the NYC DOE so that they can be sure they have the most accurate profile and information about the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    i just started attending the scho0l today on september 8and i feel realy great and made a lot of friends.

  • (3 years ago)

    Touted for its small class sizes the fact remains that Humanities Prep is below par academically. Truancy rates are high and four-year graduation rates are low (less than 6 out of 10 graduate within four years). If you hope to prepare your children with an education and the basic study skills required for college this is not the school for you.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have taught at Prep for 6 years. To me Prep is a school that is always in flux - and that's a good thing. As teachers we constantly try to research adapt and assess our own school to meet the needs of our ever changing population (incoming freshmen and transfer students). We have many things on our side Our student population is 185 we are part of the New York State Consortium which means we have a waiver from the Regents except for ELA we have a more rigorous and authentic assessment in its place (performance based assessment task / PBAT / like a mini masters thesis) we have a strong positive school culture (restorative justice instead of punitive methods teachers on a first name basis student-centered classes and afterschool activities strong parent outreach core values great staff). I would send my daughter to this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I came to this school from a much larger one and the only positive thing about the institution is that it's smaller in size. I have only been in the school for four months and I have gone through more drama then being in my old school for an entire year. When I was visiting all the students were telling me not to come and that I would not be challenged. All the kids were right except for the SAT math class. You get to pick all your classes but they are completely boring and many kids don't come to class. Instead of the regents you take this thing called PBAT. The teachers aren't really nice and I get missed with from time to time. Most of the the students instigate drama and I have experienced this alot. I'm not saying don't come but there are better places to go.

  • (11 years ago)

    I feel that the Principal in this School should be more considerate of the students feelings. However the staff was great especially some of the teachers and I highly reccomend it.

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