Discover your best options

Elementary School Middle School High School

Esperanza Preparatory Academy

Grades: 6-12
240 East 109th Street
Manhattan NY 10029
Phone: 212-722-6507

Our Insights

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.

Admissions: Middle school: District 4 choice. High school: Only open to heritage Spanish speakers or students who attended dual-language middle school. The school has not filled its seats in recent years. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, December 2018)

Read more

School Stats

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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
74%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
53%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
77%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
66%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
58%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
20%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
21%
47% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Esperanza Preparatory Academy and Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
48%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
76%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
46%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
27%
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
56%
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
569
Asian
2%
Black
10%
Hispanic
86%
White
2%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
88%
Students with disabilities
25%
English language learners
33%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
24%
20% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

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

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
63%
74% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
56%
72% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
6%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
17% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
10% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
5% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Esperanza Preparatory Academy
Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art: Drawing

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

East Harlem (District 4)
Trains: 6 Line to 110th St
Buses: M1, M101, M102, M103, M106, M116, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M3, M4, M96, M98

Contact

Principal
Luisa Morales
Parent Coordinator
Zoila Gomez

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with TAG Young Scholars
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

You may also like …

Young Women's Leadership School (TYWLS)

105 East 106th Street
New York, NY 10029

Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School

1 East 104th Street
New York, NY 10029

Comments

  • Is this your school? Please post any news, updates, events, changes, or other information!
  • We welcome questions, open discussions, and disagreements but comments with personal attacks, rude language, or those with seemingly malicious intent will be deleted.
  • Very long comments, those that contain links, or repeat comments may be blocked by our spam filter.
  • Problems? email us at [email protected].
  • Users must comply with our Terms of Use.