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What’s Special

Students learn both Spanish and English

The Downside

Low test scores and graduation rates

Esperanza Preparatory Academy, which serves grades 6 to 12, aims to make students fluent readers, writers and speakers in both English and Spanish while encouraging them to take pride in their culture. However, the school has a poor record of academic achievement. Both students and teachers complain of problems with order and discipline. Attendance is well below the citywide average. Parents complain of rapid staff turnover.

Esperanza Prep, founded in 2008, shares the Tito Puente Educational Complex in East Harlem with the Talented and Gifted School. Esperanza has its own library and shares a cafeteria, gym, and auditorium with TAG. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, December 2018)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
83%
81% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
53%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
89%
78% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
80%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
6.2

How do students perform academically?

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
23%
42% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
32%
51% Citywide Average

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
92%
60% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
84%
91% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
500
Asian
2%
Black
15%
Hispanic
79%
White
0%
Other
4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
94%
Students with disabilities
25%
English language learners
36%

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
83%
86% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
57%
45% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
50%
85% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
78%
80% Citywide Average

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
7%
7% Citywide Average
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Esperanza Preparatory Academy (A37A)

Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Esperanza Preparatory Academy D75 Inclusion Program (A37U)

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Esperanza Prep Academy ASD Nest Program (04M372)

Admissions Method: ASD/ACES Program

Offerings

From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Studio Art - Drawing, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Volleyball

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Contact & Location

Location

240 East 109 Street
Manhattan NY 10029

Trains: 6 Line to 110th St

Buses: M1, M101, M102, M103, M106, M116, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M3, M4, M98


Contact

Principal: Luisa Morales

Parent Coordinator: Emma Cambero Gil

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with TAG Young Scholars

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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