St. HOPE Leadership Academy Charter School

Grades: 6-8
222 West 134th Street
Manhattan NY 10030
Phone: 212-283-1204

Our Insights

What’s Special

An orderly, disciplined school

The Downside

High suspension rate

Opened in 2008, St. HOPE Leadership Academy Charter School has an orderly, structured and disciplined environment. Class size is capped at 25, smaller than a typical public school, according to the school’s website.

Test scores are below the citywide average, but better than the average for District 5 in Harlem and District 7 in the South Bronx, where most of St. HOPE’s students live, according to state data. The school’s suspension rate has declined in recent years but is still well above the citywide average, according to state data.

St. HOPE, modeled after a school of the same name in Sacramento, California, shares a building with PS 92 and Democracy Prep Charter High School. HOPE is an acronym for Helping Others Pursue Excellence.

“At St. HOPE Leadership Academy, we believe character (the ability to work hard, focus, and do the right thing) is a precursor to academic achievement,” the school’s website says. [photo from school website]

Special education: The school offers team-taught classes, with two teachers, one of whom is certified in special education.

Admissions: Students are accepted by lottery. Apply on the school's website. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, February 2019)

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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 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
97%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
98%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
7%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
96%
82% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
3% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
31%
33% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
33%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
34%
42% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
49%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
306
Asian
1%
Black
63%
Hispanic
32%
White
3%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
96%
Students with disabilities
26%
English language learners
11%

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
95%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
14%
23% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
17%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
27%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
5%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
6% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Harlem (District 5)
Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line, B Line, C Line to 135th St
Buses: M2, M3, M7, M10, M102, Bx33

Contact

Principal
Constance K. Bond, Ph.D/Meghann Persenaire

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 92 and Democracy Prep Charter High School
Metal detectors?
No

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