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Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School

Grades: 6-12
1980 Lafayette Avenue
Bronx NY 10473
Phone: 718-824-3152

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)

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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?
14%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
69%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
62%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
69%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
31%
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?
97%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.5

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?
23%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
30%
47% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School and Millennium Art Academy

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
67%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
34%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
25%
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
54%
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
446
Asian
5%
Black
17%
Hispanic
75%
White
1%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
83%
Students with disabilities
28%
English language learners
14%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
89%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
41%
20% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
53%
74% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
57%
72% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
4%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
11%
17% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
7%
10% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5%
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

Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School
Admissions Method: Open
Program Description:

Theater, performance, dance

Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy D75 Inclusion Program
Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

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

Sports

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

Castle Hill (District 8)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Bx22, Bx27, Bx36, Bx39, Bx5, BxM8

Contact

Principal
Nalini Singh
Parent Coordinator
Vivian Williams

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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