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High School for Teaching and the Professions

Grades: 9-12
2780 Reservoir Avenue
Bronx NY
Phone: 718-329-7380

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)

 

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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?
88%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
42%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
97%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
94%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
2% 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?
91%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.6

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
82%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
29%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
13%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
66%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
414
Asian
3%
Black
13%
Hispanic
80%
White
4%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
89%
Students with disabilities
23%
English language learners
24%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
85%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
48%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
73%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
78%
68% 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

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.

Academics

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

Sports

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

Kingsbridge (District 10)
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

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Walton Educational Campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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