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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Preparatory Academy For Writers is a public school located in Springfield Gardens, NY. It has 576 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
143-10 Springfield Blvd
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
Telephone
(718) 949-8405

Preparatory Academy For Writers Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1020
45 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$59,758
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,401
National
$949
Median Home Value
$462,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
22%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Basketball games
    22%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Parties
    13%
  • Talent shows
    13%
  • Football
    9%
  • Nothing
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
576
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,801
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.3%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
46%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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I love the environment, as our principal attempts to make school fun. However, I believe that this school should no longer have 6-8th graders as they look up to the high schoolers. Those in grades 9 through 12 are not necessarily trying to be a role model, so the middle schoolers will even mimic their bad behavior; they miss out on the experience of being a child!
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This is a decent school that rest in a magnet school building. Children have to go through scanning, and there is 24/7 surveillance by camera. There are also security guards on campus as long as the school is open. Hot and Cold food is always offered, but there are very little options to choose from. There are few options that rotate every day. Academically, if a person wants to succeed they will. There are smart boards in many of the classrooms, a dedicated Computer Lab, and laptops in some classrooms. Teachers for the most part care for the students. Academics here for the most part is satisfying, but sometimes wavers due to some limited resources, administrative policies, and rarely teachers themselves. Students here are all mixed. Some care about there work, and some do not. Which is why many students fail, or have an average GPA. This is mostly there fault as the school has many modest policies for a student to catch up academically.
Teachers and staff generally make an effort to know who you are over the course of your time there, and some do genuinely care about your emotional/mental well-being. There's definitely favoritism, however, and issues are taken with various degrees of seriousness to be frank.