High School for Teaching and the Professions

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Teaching & computer classes; bilingual team-taught special ed class

The Downside

Many kids miss more than 18 days of school

At the High School for Teaching & the Professions, called T&P for short, students who aspire to be teachers get a chance to prepare lesson plans and even teach their peers. Students who want to pursue business may choose a three-year Cisco A+ Networking program in which they learn how to build a computer, set it up and connect it to a network.

Housed in the Walton Educational Campus, T&P is as cheery as the bright yellow walls. Graduation rates are up and suspensions are down since Roberto Hernandez became principal in 2014.

A Bronx native and former quarterback, Hernandez organized campus-wide PSAL sports and arranged a catered awards dinner for families. There is a pool in the building where kids may earn a lifeguard certificate. Girls may join the swim team.

Hernandez believes in giving kids second chances to do better. Kids are encouraged to re-do assignments and re-take tests and to attend Saturday Academy. “It is the culture at the school that you have to do all your work or stay after school,” he said.

Students arrive by 8:20 a.m. and may leave by 2:35 p.m. if their work is done. If not, they must visit the afterschool program, which runs until 4:30 p.m. Some children also stay for sports and arts.

A group of smart, confident older teens help set the tone as they mentor younger ones in the Peer Group Connection (PGC) program. If there is a serious problem, the dean and Hernandez respond very quickly. “They don’t let it go to the next step, which is fighting,” a 12th grade PGC mentor said.

Ninth graders get support in small classes. Teachers help kids stay organized, show them how to take good notes, and take them on college visits.  The Girl Talk club provides additional support for girls, who make up the majority of the school’s population.

The school has a growing number of Advanced Placement classes, as well as college classes with Lehman, next door, and Monroe. Some children get paid jobs in school such as working with an administrator or tutoring students.

A downside: many teens miss more than 18 days of school. This happens mostly among children who transfer into the school in grades 10 and up, the principal said. Strategies to improve include home visits, phone calls and helping older teens find transfer schools to give them more options for making up credits.

Founded in 2002, T&P shares the building with Discovery, Kingsbridge International, Celia Cruz High School for Music and International School for Liberal Arts.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: T&P is the only high school in the Bronx that offers a team-teaching bilingual special education class, the principal said. It also has team-teaching classes. “I think I have some of the best special ed teachers,” he said.

ADMISSIONS: Students are admitted by lottery. (Lydie Raschka, June 2018)

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
72%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
73%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
78%
Average daily attendance
 
87%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
41%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

408
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
89%
Students with disabilities
 
22%
Multilingual learners
 
28%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
88%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
78%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
42%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
97%
1.6
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
104
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
84%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
28%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
26%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
4%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 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?
 
25%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
13%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
70%
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?
 
37%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Pre-Teaching and Professions in Education

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Students are exposed to the foundational aspects of teaching and are then placed in various education tracks, based on interest. Students will also explore other professions within education.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP United States History, AP Statistics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball

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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

2780 Reservoir Avenue
Bronx NY 10468

Trains: 4 Line to Kingsbridge Rd

Buses: Bx1, Bx10, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx2, Bx22, Bx26, Bx28, Bx3, Bx32, Bx34, Bx38, Bx9, BxM3, BxM4


Contact

Principal: Kamele Mclaren

Parent Coordinator: Nancy Rodriguez

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Walton Educational Campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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