Professional Pathways High School

3000 AVENUE X
BROOKLYN NY 11235 Map
Phone: (718) 332-6290
Admissions: 16+
Principal: David Decamp
Neighborhood: Sheepshead Bay
District:22
Grade range: 9-12
Parent Coordinator: DOUGLAS STREATER
Transfer Alternative
New School

What's special:

Computer and career focus

The downside:

No track record

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Professional Pathways High School, opened in 2013, is a small transfer school for older students who are behind in credits. The school uses a personalized approach, project-based learning and a focus on careers and computer literacy to motivate its students.

"Most of our student will graduate academically behind their peers so if they don't have computer literacy" they will be at an extreme disadvantage when they go on to college, said principal David DeCamp, who previously ran the Young Adult Borough Center at Automotive High School.

The career focus also aims at filling gaps. "A lot of our students haven’t had the opportunities to be around adults that have a variety of careers," DeCamp said, and so may not have a good sense of what careers mesh with their skills and interests. To address that, he says, advisories will focus on careers, offering students a look for example at the wide range of job opportunities in the health field. Internships also will be available

Professional Pathways is located in Sheepshead Bay High School.

Special education: The school offers team teaching and support services for students with disabilities. 

Admissions: Professional Pathways accepts new students throughout the school year. Students must be at least 16 years old, have attended a city high school for at least a year, be behind in credits, read at at least a 6th-grade level and be committed to attending high school full time. Interested students should call the school to schedule an intake appointment. All applicants must have an interview and take a test to assess their math and reading levels. (Gail Robinson, interview, June 2013)

 

 

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

Sheepshead Bay Educational Campus

Number of Students 105

Average Daily Attendance 67%

Uniforms? NA

Metal detectors? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
10%

Black

  
46%

Hispanic

  
32%

White

  
12%

Free Lunch

  
85%

Special ed

  
17%

English Language Learners

  
5%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: NA 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

NA 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

85% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

100% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?

97% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

92% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

NA 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 70% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

NA 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen dropped out within 4 years?

NA 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

College prep

Does this school offer a college preparatory curriculum?

How many students took an AP or IB class and scored at least a "3" on the AP exam or a "4" on the IB exam?

0%

How Many Students took a College Course and Got a "C" or Higher?

NA

How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?

NA

Are students ready for college?

How many -4 freshmen graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

NA 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

NA
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many 0 freshmen graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

NA

SAT math scores

NA
425 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 514 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?

89% 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

NA 45% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

NA 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students with disabilities spend most of the day with non-disabled peers?

0% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

NA 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

40% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

58% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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