Lower East Side Preparatory High School

Summary:

Lower East Side Preparatory High School is a public high school in New York City's District 1, serving 438 students in grades 9-12. The school has a diverse student population, with a majority of Hispanic (59.82%) and Asian (26.71%) students.

One of the school's key strengths is its strong performance in supporting English Language Learner (ELL) students, ranking 30th out of 583 high schools in New York for the 2022-2023 school year. However, the school faces challenges in other areas, such as a declining four-year graduation rate (from 43.9% in 2018-2019 to 34.5% in 2022-2023) and a high dropout rate (38.0% in 2022-2023), both of which are significantly worse than state and district averages. Additionally, the school has a very high chronic absenteeism rate of 59.6%, suggesting a need to improve student engagement and attendance.

When compared to nearby high schools, such as the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies, which has a 97.5% four-year graduation rate and higher proficiency rates on Regents exams, Lower East Side Preparatory High School generally performs worse on key metrics. This may be due in part to the school's high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds (66.44% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch), suggesting a need for additional resources and support to address the unique challenges faced by the student population.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 145 Stanton St-4th Fl
       New York, NY  10002-1694


(212) 505-6366

District: New York City Geographic District # 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
798th of 1,228 New York High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,629 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  11.6 Help
Number of students:  438

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
59.8%
Asian:
26.7%
African American:
9.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.4% Help


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Compare Details Lower East Side Preparatory High School ranks worse than 65% of high schools in New York. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.91. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Lower East Side Preparatory High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (59.8%), Asian (26.7%), African American (9.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lower East Side Preparatory High School is 11.6. 4 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Lower East Side Preparatory High School employs 37.6 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lower East Side Preparatory High School is $20,629. 3 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lower East Side Preparatory High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lower East Side Preparatory High School 798th of 1228 New York public high schools. (See Lower East Side Preparatory High School in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District # 1:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District # 1 512th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lower East Side Preparatory High School

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Rank History for all students at Lower East Side Preparatory High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 77.24 53rd 1086 95.1%
2010 76.36 81st 1117 92.7%
2011 76.12 112th 1165 90.4%
2012 75.43 174th 1198 85.5%
2013 73.71 236th 1217 80.6%
2014 71.25 227th 1237 81.6%
2015 67.93 270th 1255 78.5%
2016 63.03 374th 1255 70.2%
2017 62.62 406th 1221 66.7%
2018 47.24 704th 1210 41.8%
2019 34.28 821st 1207 32.0%
2022 45.50 669th 1190 43.8%
2023 33.91 798th 1228 35.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Lower East Side Preparatory High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.94 18th 546 96.7%
2019 87.25 30th 565 94.7%
2022 93.39 10th 481 97.9%
2023 87.57 30th 583 94.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lower East Side Preparatory High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.07 378th 1095 65.5%
2019 55.67 435th 1132 61.6%
2023 34.34 726th 1130 35.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lower East Side Preparatory High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.48 519th 1154 55.0%
2019 41.10 727th 1179 38.3%
2022 61.34 341st 1101 69.0%
2023 48.24 568th 1155 50.8%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Lower East Side Preparatory High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.32 42nd 498 91.6%
2019 67.85 104th 493 78.9%
2023 55.50 169th 531 68.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Lower East Side Preparatory High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.65 706th 1176 40.0%
2019 32.45 839th 1193 29.7%
2022 46.20 659th 1155 42.9%
2023 34.75 787th 1197 34.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Lower East Side Preparatory High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.70 659th 1176 44.0%
2019 35.24 798th 1190 32.9%
2022 45.10 646th 1154 44.0%
2023 34.88 767th 1191 35.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lower East Side Preparatory High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.27 231st 426 45.8%
2019 43.80 294th 447 34.2%
2022 64.78 147th 386 61.9%
2023 42.51 270th 424 36.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lower East Side Preparatory High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.47 617th 791 22.0%
2019 22.33 648th 815 20.5%
2022 10.21 712th 760 6.3%
2023 27.02 610th 851 28.3%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Lower East Side Preparatory High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 1 21 476 26 0 n/a n/a 0 524
2009 2 17 473 16 0 n/a n/a 0 508
2010 2 24 501 24 0 n/a n/a 0 551
2011 3 12 537 20 1 0 0 0 573
2012 5 29 472 50 1 2 1 0 560
2013 5 24 366 79 1 1 9 0 485
2014 4 43 323 100 1 0 9 0 480
2015 7 37 307 113 2 0 4 0 470
2016 7 55 288 131 2 0 4 0 487
2017 8 53 325 128 1 4 2 0 521
2018 9 53 280 149 6 3 0 0 500
2019 8 47 251 184 1 3 0 0 494
2020 11 56 205 210 1 2 0 0 485
2021 7 43 173 206 1 1 0 0 431
2022 10 45 128 234 3 0 0 0 420
2023 10 40 117 262 1 0 8 0 438

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Lower East Side Preparatory High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 524 30.8 17.0 89.5
2009 508 33.0 15.4 90.6
2010 551 29.2 18.8 n/a
2011 573 31.8 18.0 89.5
2012 560 32.6 17.1 89.8
2013 485 32.4 14.9 94.6
2014 480 31.0 15.4 99.4
2015 470 31.0 15.1 37.4
2016 487 31.0 15.7 35.5
2017 521 31.7 16.4 34.5
2018 500 32.0 15.6 76.8
2019 494 35.0 14.1 72.3
2020 485 34.9 13.8 74.4
2021 431 35.9 11.9 78
2022 420 36.7 11.4 66.9
2023 438 37.6 11.6 66.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Lower East Side Preparatory High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 524 30.8 17.0 89.5
2009 508 33.0 15.4 90.6
2010 551 29.2 18.8 n/a
2011 573 31.8 18.0 89.5
2012 560 32.6 17.1 89.8
2013 485 32.4 14.9 94.6
2014 480 31.0 15.4 99.4
2015 470 31.0 15.1 37.4
2016 487 31.0 15.7 35.5
2017 521 31.7 16.4 34.5
2018 500 32.0 15.6 76.8
2019 494 35.0 14.1 72.3
2020 485 34.9 13.8 74.4
2021 431 35.9 11.9 78
2022 420 36.7 11.4 66.9
2023 438 37.6 11.6 66.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely Immunized
201593.3%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lower East Side Preparatory High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,112 (6.6%) $15,742 (93.4%) $16,855
2020 $824 (4.9%) $15,947 (95.1%) $16,771
2021 $3,552 (19.5%) $14,695 (80.5%) $18,247
2022 $3,585 (16.6%) $17,978 (83.4%) $21,563
2023 $2,338 (11.3%) $18,291 (88.7%) $20,629

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Lower East Side Preparatory High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 821st of 1207 High schoolsRanks 798th of 1228 High schools
 3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Lower East Side Preparatory High School)66.572.9
 6.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District # 1)68.971.1
 2.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course Algebra II (Lower East Side Preparatory High School)92.777.3
 15.5%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York City Geographic District # 1)75.567.1
 8.5%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York)82.764.1
 18.5%
End of Course English (Lower East Side Preparatory High School)66.862
 4.9%
   End of Course English (New York City Geographic District # 1)79.280.2
 1%
   End of Course English (New York)83.976.9
 6.9%
End of Course Geometry (Lower East Side Preparatory High School)61.656.4
 5.3%
   End of Course Geometry (New York City Geographic District # 1)68.372.8
 4.5%
   End of Course Geometry (New York)70.153.2
 17%
End of Course Earth Science (Lower East Side Preparatory High School)63.847.1
 16.7%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York City Geographic District # 1)48.965.4
 16.4%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York)68.965
 3.9%
End of Course Global History and Geography (Lower East Side Preparatory High School)69.962.1
 7.7%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York City Geographic District # 1)77.776.1
 1.7%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York)78.873.6
 5.2%
End of Course Living Environment (Lower East Side Preparatory High School)69.138.5
 30.6%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York City Geographic District # 1)75.658.1
 17.4%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York)73.265.7
 7.5%
End of Course U.S. History and Government (Lower East Side Preparatory High School)64.470
 5.6%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (New York City Geographic District # 1)78.181.5
 3.4%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (New York)76.979.7
 2.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students494438
 11.3%
African American4740
 14.9%
American Indian11
Asian251117
 53.4%
Hispanic184262
 42.4%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White810
 25%
Two or More Races08
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients72.3%66.4%
 5.8%


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Lower East Side Preparatory High School ranks 798th of 1228 New York high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 438 students attended Lower East Side Preparatory High School.

Students at Lower East Side Preparatory High School are 60% Hispanic, 27% Asian, 9% African American, 2% White, 2% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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