Esperanza Preparatory Academy

240 E 109th St
New York, NY 10029
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 462 students in grades 6-12, Esperanza Preparatory Academy ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the New York state average of 55%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-69% (which is approximately equal to the New York state average of 62%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 462 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 80-84% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60-69% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Esperanza Preparatory Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Esperanza Preparatory Academy's student population of 462 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
462 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Esperanza Preparatory Academy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,093 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Esperanza Preparatory Academy is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NY)
#2182 out of 4093 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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40-44%
55%
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60-69%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
81%
29%
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Black
14%
16%
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White
1%
41%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.33
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80-84%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Esperanza Preparatory Academy's ranking?
Esperanza Preparatory Academy is ranked #2182 out of 4,093 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 55% NY state average), while 60-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Esperanza Preparatory Academy?
The graduation rate of Esperanza Preparatory Academy is 80-84%, which is lower than the New York state average of 85%.
How many students attend Esperanza Preparatory Academy?
462 students attend Esperanza Preparatory Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Esperanza Preparatory Academy students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are White, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Esperanza Preparatory Academy?
Esperanza Preparatory Academy has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Esperanza Preparatory Academy offer ?
Esperanza Preparatory Academy offers enrollment in grades 6-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Esperanza Preparatory Academy part of?
Esperanza Preparatory Academy is part of New York City Geographic District # 4 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 462 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 80-84% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60-69% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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