School Details

Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School

143-10 Springfield Blvd, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
(718) 949-8405
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 470 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

26%
16%
29%
30%
20%
38%

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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
17%
29%
43%
15%
33%

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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
22%
36%
32%
17%
22%

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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
29%
66%
81%
30%
76%
74%
42%
72%
78%
64%
77%
56%
36%
74%
83%
53%
71%
84%
63%
73%
81%
58%
77%
59%
55%
80%

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 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School is MR. CHARLES ANDERSON, whose e-mail is canderson15@schools.nyc.gov. 470 children attend Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 470 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School is 15:1. Excelsior Preparatorty High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 84% 71%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 13%
Hispanic 10% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.7%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 72%
Limited English proficiency 2% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I was past student and let me tell you it was horrible. The teachers do not care about their studdents the teachers do not teach. And it took my 4 years to understand middle school mathematicis due to my time their. This school offers nothing for those intrested in writing aside from making them write in journals about material they do not know. Do not send your children there unlesss you want to severly injure them for their high school learning.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is great. I'm a sixth grader at Preparatory Academy for Writers and i'm going to seventh grade this September . During my first year in my school I noticed that there where a lot of kids because my school goes up to 12th grade. But I know now that all of those kids are very kind and nice. I am friends with many of them now. The teachers at my school are very nice but when it comes to school work they get serious but still have that kindness during it all. My schedual was good and after some time I was very cumfortable with it. The way that the shcool is made is good because its not too big that I cant find my way around. I happen to know where everyting is in my school from the first floor where my school is placed and to the library on the second floor belonging to one of the four schools in the building. I really love my school mostly because of the teachers and students that fill it. Ive never had any serious problems in my school and thats what I absolutly love about it. I plan on staying in my school until 12th grade. And wha'ts awesome about my school is that we get one credit each grade for college so since im staying untill 12th grade Ill have 12 credits! 5 STARS!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is great.You have to wear uniform everyday it just amazing you just got to see it your self!

  • (7 years ago)

    this is a great school it is a college board school and there only 8

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