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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Humanities Preparatory Academy is a public school located in New York, NY. It has 208 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
351 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Telephone
(212) 929-4433

Humanities Preparatory Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1000
25 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$75,513
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$871,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Field Day
    54%
  • Talent Show
    31%
  • Spirit week
    15%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
208
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.7%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Humanities Preparatory Academy is not your tradition New York City high school, it's small and a PBAT based school. When I say PBAT, it means Humanities Prep does not take regents, except the english one, and each student has to write a research paper for each main subject; english, math, history and science. Along with the research paper the student has to present it to a panel of teachers and have to pass with a grade higher than a 2. I found this process so helpful and amazing because it prepared me for college by improving my critical thinking, writing, reading and researching skills. As for the school's environment itself, it was wonderful because it creates a sense of family. However, when there is a big argument students are placed through a process called fairness. Fairness is when the two parties are placed in a room with a mediator and help resolve the issue.
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I didn't like the school when I first entered freshman year but now as a rising junior, I can really appreciate the staff and students. Its very inclusive, we have walk outs, sit in, we have dyads and talks that mean something to us, and we get to call teachers by their first names. Our school really pays attention to peoples mental health, their opinions and their overall well being. We don't take regents, only the English one junior year. We take psats/sats. We take PBATs. Our school offers programs like College Now programs, at Cooper Union, at Colombia, and other. All the kids are funny and have very distinct and interesting personalities.
The academics were fine, I’d say some teachers genuinely cared, but the environment among students was toxic. They’re all selfish and disgusting people. Cruel.