Making an impact on student achievement

  • 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

 

In order for our scholars to compete in the real world of college and careers, we must set high expectations for them now in school.  Our teachers use these high expectations to design a curriculum for their students that is both challenging, exciting, and meaningful.

West Prep Academy’s classrooms have a relentless focus on close reading and checks for understanding, and the school invests heavily in growth monitoring and goal-setting systems that promote accountability for both students and teachers.

Because of its track record, West Prep Academy serves as a training site for multiple teacher development programs, as well as a mentor site for the Department of Education’s Middle School Quality Initiative, which allows school leaders from around the city to visit and learn about the systems necessary for school-wide success.

Curriculum

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Math

 West Prep Math department uses Pearson enVision Math 2.0 curriculum

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Science

Standards-based; Urban Advantage-supported. All 8th graders take the NYS Living Environment Regents Exam.

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ELA

Expeditionary Learning, plus an additional independent reading period tailored to students’ individual needs.

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Social Studies

6th - 8th grade curriculum is aligned to the US History Regents Exam with an emphasis on nonfiction reading and evidence-based writing.