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Pan American International High School at Monroe

Grades: 9-12
1300 Boynton Avenue
Bronx NY
Phone: 718-991-7238

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)


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

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

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

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

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.


Language Courses


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


Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


Parkchester (District 12)
Trains: 6 Line to Elder Ave
Buses: Bx11, Bx27, Bx36, Bx4, Bx4A, BxM6, Q44-SBS


Mary Pollack
Parent Coordinator
Estefania Sosa

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the James Monroe Educational campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?

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