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Making an impact on student achievement

Among the city’s most accomplished middle schools, West Prep Academy has a recognized history of preparing a diverse student body for high school.
Academic growth
When analyzing impact on student achievement, our school consistently ranks in the top tier of city middle schools. Recent Department of Education data on student performance gave West Prep Academy an “impact factor” that placed it 34th out of 380 public middle schools (91st percentile).

Our strength is in our diversity. West Prep is a place where students of all backgrounds are given the keys to success. Diversity is celebrated and reflected throughout our staff, programming, and community. Learn more about how we cater to our diverse population.

Convenient Location

West Prep is located on the Upper West Side close to several cultural institutions and public transportation. We are located on 105th Street Between Amsterdam and Columbus, near the subway lines (1, 3, B, & C) and busses (M7, M11, M116, M104) read more

  • ELA scores increased from 11% to 39% between 2015 and 2019.

  • 43% percent of West Prep students scored 3.0+ on the 2018 exam.

  • 49% of West Prep 8th graders scored 3.0+ on the 2019 NYS ELA exam. 

  • Math scores increased by 12% between 2017 and 2019.

  • 2019 School Quality Guide Metric Score, MATH (Average Student Proficiency): 4.19 out of 5 (Exceeding DOE targets)

  • Top tier ‘impact’’ score: West Prep ranked 34th out of 380 NYCDOE middle schools (91st percentile).

  • 65% of West Prep 8th graders passed the 2019 NYS Living Environment Regents Exam.

  • Recent School Quality Scores: 3.97 (2019); 3.90 (2018); 4.07 (2017) out of 5

  • 2019 School Quality Guide

    • student achievement score -- 3.97 (0.56 above city average) 

    • ‘closing the achievement gap’ metrics - met target in 10 out of 10 areas; exceeded target in 8 out of 10 areas

    • WPA scored in the top of the target range for 8th graders earning HS credit


"With the work of all,
we build a capable caring and inspired community." 

With the work of all, we build a capable, caring, and inspired community. As a school community, we provide an academic program that prepares our scholars for college and career readiness. We inspire our scholars to become productive members of our global society that are able to compete in an increasingly complex world in which they will work and live. The caring and dedicated staff at West Prep will continue to encourage all students to set high goals for themselves and to reach for their dreams. At West Prep we empower our scholars to be “TITAN STRONG”. Through our community partnerships, our scholars learn about themselves not only academically, but also physically, socially, and emotionally. Our mission is to provide our students with a foundation for success as they matriculate through West Prep, and meet their full potential in life.

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