Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School

Grades: 6-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Dance and theater

The Downside

Problems with discipline and order

Founded in 2006, this small school in the Adlai Stevenson Campus was designed to give kids lots of attention and continuity from grades 6 through 12. There are some nice extras: Students learn to dance with teachers from Alvin Ailey and put on musical productions such as Annie.

However, there are significant issues. The founding principal was never able to gain the trust of teachers; the second principal only lasted a year, and there is friction between staff and the third principal, Nalini Singh, according to school surveys. Both students and teachers complain about problems with order and discipline.

Admissions: District 8 school choice for middle school; anyone may apply to the high school, which has not filled its seats in recent years. (Clara Hemphill, DOE data, November 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
88%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
71%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
82%
Average daily attendance
 
86%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
41%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
80%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
86%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

392
Number of students
611 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
86%
Students with disabilities
 
29%
Multilingual learners
 
16%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
3%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
84%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
43%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
28%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
95%
6.6
Years of principal experience at this school
8 Citywide Average
132
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
226 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
89%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

 
8%

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
2%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
25%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
16%

Music

 
44%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
35%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
81%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
59%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
47%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School

Admissions Method: Open

Program Description:

Theater, performance, and dance.

Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Biology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP United States History

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

1980 Lafayette Avenue
Bronx NY 10473

Trains: N/A

Buses: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5, BxM8


Contact

Principal: Nalini Singh

Parent Coordinator: Vivian Williams

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Adlai E. Stevenson Educational Campus with six other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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