School Details

Pathways College Preparatory School: A College Board School

109-89 204th St, St. Albans, NY 11412
(718) 454-4957
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 555 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

21%
15%
30%
26%
18%
31%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
16%
31%
13%
13%
28%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
19%
34%
10%
15%
27%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
20%
64%
14%
20%
64%
46%
59%
78%
23%
51%
73%
74%
70%
82%
18%
37%
75%
66%
54%
71%
58%
53%
72%
55%
63%
78%
83%
54%
79%

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 #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pathways College Preparatory School: A College Board School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Pathways College Preparatory School: A College Board School is MS. KIMBERLY MITCHELL, whose e-mail is kmitche@schools.nyc.gov. 555 children attend Pathways College Preparatory School: A College Board School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Pathways College Preparatory School: A College Board School students have "limited English proficiency." 69% of the 555 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pathways College Preparatory School: A College Board School is 16:1. Humanities and Arts Magnet High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 94% 71%
Hispanic 3% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 13%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.7%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 74%
Limited English proficiency 2% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started Pathways in the 6th grade. Initially I had reservations but I refused to let other people's opinions effect my decision. I'm glad I followed my mind. Just like any other environment one must be involved in order to make a change. All my son's teachers were great educators and do their best to educate the children with limited resources. To this current day my son is in the 7th grade and was able to maintain some of his 6th grade teachers who I loved and he also has new ones who are great. The PTA is trying to get more parents involved but it's hard. The staff is also great starting with the parent coordinator who keeps parents informed via phone blast and readily available whenever he's needed; Also Mr Hunt- AP safety is also great whenever my son encounters a problem/issue he can go to him and believe me he will resolve it. Pathways like any other school has its ups & downs but we have to teach our children to get anywhere in this life you have to remain focus and concentrate on their education and if they do encounter any problems tell or talk to someone they trust!

  • (1 year ago)

    When my daughter went for the first parent conference entrance into ninth grade she looked disappointed. Sitting in the auditorium and watchinv other children body action her comment was " mmmhhh look you see I said see what? Her reply- they don't want to be here just like me. " I laughed. Well two years later a Junior and they feelings hasn't changed but she looks forward to graduation and attending Georgetown University. Overall experience she says some of her teachers are educators and taught well.

  • (1 year ago)

    Part one of review My school Pathways has cons and pros. I am now officially a highschooler at this school and am able to give you some insight on the middle school. The middle school is not bad at all there are two afterschool programs in which you are able to join as well as many CHAMPS sport teams such as track and Basketball. The teachers there are able to give you individual help and sometimes give it during their own time. Students also are able to take the wheel of the ship and organize programs in the school they would like to have as I have done in the past. When you are in the eight grade you have the ability to take three regents but you are not forced to take them however it would be a good idea to. But as for the bad part of the school most of the cons are taken up upon students. The school building even though its small is not the problem it is the students who attend. Since Pathways accepts every student making sure everyone has a brighter future it can lead to more problems. And yes the boys bathroom does smell pretty bad but it isn't the schools fault for if it was the girls bathroom would smell the same way.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son went to school here for 2 years it was a horrible experience. Even 2 of his teachers told me he was too bright to be in this school and to get him out of there. He was constantly picked on because he was smart. He got in a verbal altercation with a classmate and I was never informed. Instead they made my son sign something that said if they got into a physical altercation they BOTH would be suspended. He told one of his teachers he wanted to go to MIT she told him "be more realistic". Mind you my son left that school on the honor roll! The hallways smell like a dirty bathroom. My son wouldn't use the bathroom in the school at all. If they want to send your child there fight tooth and nail to get them sent somewhere else!

  • (3 years ago)

    My two sons went to Pathways College even though they have had thier ups and downs like many new schools many of the first gradating class entered college something I never thought my son would do two years later I enrolled my scond son into pathways a decision I did not regret as he was given so many opportunities to develop himself including doing two college programms one at Quuens College and another at Adelphi University. This school and its programmes and teachers have helped my sons grown into fine individuals attending college. Thank You Pathways.

  • (3 years ago)

    When my child first went to this school it was great. The change in the school's Administration has affected the quality of all the activities at the school - teaching student/teacher interaction etc. in the lower school. Only a few teachers make the environment conducive to learning. I see this school on the way to closing soon.

  • (3 years ago)

    Unfortunately bullying reigns supreme at Pathways. Students are picked on for any ole reason and safety is often an issue although the school s administration refuses to acknowledge this fact. For safety reasons teacher will not get involved; can t say I blame them. Where is security? Are they doing an adequate enough job??? Teachers disrespect students but expect the utmost respect from students. RESPECT begets RESPECT. There are teachers who will outright state I m only here for my paycheck. I don t care if you pass or fail. The Department of Education should have a report card for teachers. Any teacher with a percentage of failing students should not be allowed to continue teaching especially when combined with the statement aforementioned. The Pathways mission is not being upheld. The potential for high achievement overall exists because a B grade is not outstanding no siree!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is acceptable for a student in junior high school but for a student in high school this school is very unacceptable. The school is only a floor and 3 quarters of a school building. We need more room and more extra curricular activities.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school full of talented caring teachers. It is a small school where students get plenty of individual attention.

  • (5 years ago)

    im a junior at pathways and have been going here since freshmen year. This school is extremely small but the students here use this to their advantage. The realtionship between students and teachers are very good and everyonen knows each other and for the most part everyone gets along.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school for my child is okay however I sometimes think since this school is very small That my child wouldn't have the high school experience I desired for her. But Overall this school is okay.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school was a bad experience for my child. I had to take her out. The Principal was very inexperienced. The teachers were not prepared and report cards were oftne not prepared on time.I would not recommend thisschool to anyone.

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