Pan American International High School at Monroe

Grades: 9-12
Noteworthy

Our Insights

What’s Special

School welcomes new immigrants.

The Downside

Metal detectors

Founded in 2008 as part of the successful Internationals Networks for Public Schools, Pan American International High School (PAIS) at Monroe offers new immigrants—including many unaccompanied minors—the chance to learn English and complete high school. PAIS shares the James Monroe Educational Complex, a large building that was first divided into small schools in 1994.

All classes are taught in English. Students work in teams, and those who have been speaking English for longer help explain concepts in Spanish to the newest arrivals. Many of the students have had limited or interrupted education in their native language and have trouble reading in Spanish as well as English.

Kids and teachers agree the school is safe and orderly, with little bullying. Enthusiastic teachers say the principal is effective and recommend the school and most students graduate on time, even though they enter with limited knowledge of English. Large populations at the school are Mexican, Colombian, Dominican, Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian. 30 percent are students with interrupted formal education (SIFE) 40 percent are unaccompanied minors, the CEP says.

ADMISSIONS: Open to students who have been in the United States for less than four years. (Clara Hemphill, compiled from DOE data and interviews, July 2018)

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
90%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
90%
Average daily attendance
 
83%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
51%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
100%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

307
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
94%
Students with disabilities
 
3%
Multilingual learners
 
97%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
94%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
12%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
10%
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?
 
100%
2.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
142
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
77%
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

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

 
2%

Advanced Foreign Language

 
47%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
47%

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
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?
 
37%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
57%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
65%
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?
 
38%
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

Pan American International High School at Monroe

Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Program Description:

Support for newly arrived Spanish-speaking, English Language Learners.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Spanish Language and Culture

Boys PSAL teams

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Stunt

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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

1300 Boynton Avenue
Bronx NY 10472

Trains: 6 Line to Elder Ave

Buses: Bx11, Bx27, Bx36, Bx4, Bx4A, BxM6, Q44-SBS


Contact

Principal: Mary Pollack

Parent Coordinator: Estefania Sosa

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the James Monroe Educational campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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