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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
98%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
22%
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
2% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
92%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.0

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
33%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
34%
44% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
53%
34% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
264
Asian
1%
Black
56%
Hispanic
37%
White
5%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
27%
English language learners
13%

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
97%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
7%
26% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 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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