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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Yonkers Montessori Academy is a public, magnet school located in Yonkers, NY. It has 1,374 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
160 Woodlawn Ave
Yonkers, NY 10704
Telephone
(914) 376-8540

Yonkers Montessori Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
70 responses
Average ACT
27
10 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,399
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,292
National
$949
Median Home Value
$380,100
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
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Any trips to anywhere
    21%
  • Intersession
    21%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Sports events
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,374
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$119,027
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$21,710/ year
National
$12,239
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Yonkers Montessori Academy Reviews

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Amongst other schools in the Yonkers district, Yonkers Montessori Academy stands out. Relative to others in the district, this school offers a solid education with a community to back it. With the exception of a few, teachers are excellent at utilizing the few resources they have access to while still engaging the student. However, when you compare this school on a larger scale, Yonkers Montessori Academy underperforms overwhelmingly. The school lacks many resources and has poor leadership and direction. Resources are distributed poorly and illogically; rather than fix lockers or buy textbooks, the school buys TVs to hang in hallways. Administrators are probably the worst thing about the school. They are disconnected from the educational level they control (An elementary teacher is the AP of the highschool floor). Locally, this school tops others. Regionally, this school bottoms out. If you live in Yonkers and can afford to attend a school outside the district, do it.
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The only K-12 Montessori school around and also one of the only high schools that offer an intersession program. Which is where students pick a trip in the beginning of the school year, and mid year they go on fun and educational trips, some out of the state and some even out of the country!
I've been at YMA for many years and am now in 12th grade. YMA has a lot of great aspects, such as intersession trips, sports teams, and some clubs for students to enjoy outside of the classroom. However, as I am getting ready to graduate I realize that the quality of my education was not on par with other schools in the state, let alone the country. Some of this was due to a lack of funding, such as in science classes when we did not have the equipment to do labs. In other cases, it was because of the teachers and staff not making the best choices for students. I had a great experience as a student here, but wonder if I might have been better off at a different school with better teachers and more resources.