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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B+
Preston High School is a highly rated, private, all-girls, Catholic school located in Bronx, NY. It has 481 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. Tuition is $11,500 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
2780 Schurz Ave
Bronx, NY 10465
Telephone
(718) 863-9134

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Preston High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1130
178 responses
Average ACT
24
12 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Step Up Day
    27%
  • Lock-In
    20%
  • Preston Idol
    15%
  • The Play
    13%
  • Compassion Connection events
    8%
  • Class Parties
    7%
  • Cultural Thanksgiving (LOC)
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
481
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$35,302
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,098
National
$949
Median Home Value
$363,600
National
$184,700
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Preston High School Reviews

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The administration is racially biased and contradicts itself in its mission statement to create future leaders. It de-politicizes issues in our society, blatantly ignores the cesspool of racist students that, despite being caught DRUNK and spewing RACIAL SLURS on VIDEO, continue to roam the halls, and manages these issues and punishment wrongly. They shove this "we are a family" ideal into our faces, but the administration does not see us as equals, unless we're wealthy, white donors.
This community is divided, as much as it loves to convey the opposite in its suffocating school spirit. Where does that $11k tuition go? Not towards the measly, overpriced portions at lunch, nor towards infrastructure, faulty heating or complete lack of air conditioners.
If I sit for the pledge in front of the wrong teacher, I'll receive a harsher punishment than if a white student got caught calling someone a spic, if they receive any punishment at all.
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Preston High School has provided an average high school experience. I have been able to meet and make good friends, all of diverse ethnicity and nationalities, and well prepare myself for college life, academically and socially. The variety of clubs and activities have allowed me to reach out and take greater part in helping others both inside and outside my school and home community, that have inspired me to continue doing so after I graduate. I have enjoyed my time in Preston High, but there are just a few things I would change that would have my own experience a little better including: Breakfast and lunch, school security and surveillance, more up-to-date resources and electronics, and cleanliness of the environment. I hope that for future students, such changes will have been made or at least put into play. Nonetheless, my time at Preston is almost at an end, and I could not have wished for any other place to have spent my high school career.
At Preston, you meet sisters for life. You have such a wonderful support system in the teachers, counselors and friends you meet there that you will never be lonely. The classes are long but it gives you an opportunity to really immerse yourself in what you are learning. Both teachers and students are never rushed. I also thing the longer classes have prepared me for what to expect in college. The view is amazing and eating outside during the spring and summer months is breathtaking. The one down side is the problem with the heating in the cold winter months. Besides the heating issue, I highly recommend Preston to any young lady that wants to learn about her faith in a great environment.