School Details

Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School

611 Beach 19th Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
(347) 403-9231
6

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-5 314 students 17 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

32%
30%
32%
47%
38%
42%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
31%
33%
29%
41%
43%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
26%
30%
49%
39%
40%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School is a charter elementary school in New York. The principal of Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School is MRS. RUTH PEETS BUTCHER, whose e-mail is rpeetsbutcher@peninsulaprep.org. 314 students attend Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 75% of the 314 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School is 17:1. Challenge Preparatory Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 73% 31%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 3% 10%
Hispanic 22% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 78%
Limited English proficiency 3% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    AMAZING SCHOOL!! I really love this school. I notice improvements since my daughter switched schools she did great on the Ny state test and the teachers teach the child very well! My daughter also loves the school she made friends got perfect grades and liked the teachers. The staff and Teachers are very nice and friendly.

  • (3 years ago)

    my son has excelled since arriving to ppa we are so proud of his progress and we love the staff of PPA they are very caring and also set a high standard of learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    I really think it's time for this school to have an up to date website.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school in terms of a public education.The hours are 8am-4pm....kinda long...but my daughter is excelling.It's her 2nd year.Her Kindergarten teacher Mrs Johnson was excellent...her 1st grade teacher Mrs Garcon is excellent. the problem I see is with the kid's coming in with no formal training at home.So like someone said earlier parental involvement is essential.Why should my child lose learning time cause a teacher is disciplining your child?If your child is on red...he/she is behaving badly. The most important opinion is the kids...unfortunately they cannot leave a review.They run into the school in the mornings.That says it all.My daughter loves to go this school. Paulette Jemmott-Wiley

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my daughter's 2nd year in this school and academically its excellent. I grew up going to private school and this school tops what I had initially expected especially for a public school in Queens/NYC. Unfortunately we are in a rough neighborhood where parents seem to think that the teachers can fix all the problems but in order for a child to EXCEL academically they need support at HOME. The biggest issue I have seen in this school as far as students go is their BEHAVIOR. Teachers are limited to how much they can discipline a child and it becomes a challenge when basic rules are not enforced at HOME. I trully wish to see the Board of Ed assist some more and see the school building actually come to life. I would definately recommend this school to anyone with children entering k-5th.

  • (6 years ago)

    i think they don't how to deal with children.they aren't professional they don't have good communication with the parents.they don't let the the kids be kids.they expect kindergardens to be robots and not to express themselves.i think they need to improve the way the rin the school the also need security guards.

  • (6 years ago)

    it is sad that teachers do not know how to teach any more every day my child will come home from school feeling sad that he is on red for just being a kid at heart this school need a lot of one on one help the reason why i said this is because i was told that this was my chioce to send my child to ppa and this is also my choice that i have to do to take my child out. my child was not learned any thing in this school .it a joke

  • (6 years ago)

    Since my son has been going to this school he always has problems dealing with his teachers. I agree with one the the other parents review the teachers do not know how to handle the kids. They knit pick over every thing and don't give them a chance to be kids. I also don't like the long hours he has to be in school he is so exhausted when he ghets home it's so hard to sit and do his homework the teachers don't communicate with the parents at all. My son will not be attending anymore.

  • (7 years ago)

    since my son start this school I see a lot of success he is doing much better at his work and he is improving more and more every day. my son teacher mrs Gallo is great we all love her. I think some parent need to stop putting down this school and lets all try to make our child school a better school. thats all a'm saying. do your part

  • (7 years ago)

    i don't know for sure what's going to become of this school but as of now I really think this school needs a lot of help to become a better school. Some of the teachers don't know what they are doing they also don't know how to deal with the children.

  • (7 years ago)

    my daughter has excelled since arriving to ppa we are so proud of her progress and we love the staff of ppa they are very caring and also set a high standard of learning.

  • (7 years ago)

    No one seems to care about what really goes on in this school I do not see it doing to good the parents of these kids don't seem to care they never show up at the schools meeting to fight for these kids its sad. I wish someone would do something quick about improving this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child has been in this school for 2yrs now there has been two principals and different teacher every year. I think this school needs a lot of improvement. There is no outlet for these children no room to allow kids to be kids. Some teachers are very unprofessional. I don't like the curriculum it's all over the place and to me some what meaningless.They suspend kids a lot off of the school buses which makes it very difficult for the children to get to school and home and that affects the childs attendance. I think the way they deal with behavior issues are not well thought out. There is not enough support to deal with the children with special need besides putting them in special education. That is their solution to the problems for the children who need extra help.

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