Pace High School

Summary:

Pace High School is a public high school located in New York City's District 2, serving grades 9-12 with a student population of 529. The school has a diverse student body, with a racial makeup of 4.73% White, 29.87% African American, 48.2% Hispanic, 9.83% Asian, and smaller percentages of Native American, Pacific Islander, and multi-racial students.

Pace High School faces several challenges, including consistently ranking in the lower half of New York high schools on academic performance, with proficiency rates ranging from 0% to 82.28% across different subject areas on Regents exams. The school's four-year graduation rate has fluctuated between 74.4% and 87.8% in recent years, which is lower than the state average, and it has experienced high rates of chronic absenteeism, reaching 73% in the 2022-2023 school year. While the school's Asian and African American students perform relatively better than their peers in the state, the Hispanic and White student populations struggle, with lower rankings compared to other high schools.

Pace High School's performance is generally lower than the nearby schools within the same district, such as Emma Lazarus High School, Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law, and Lower Manhattan Arts Academy, which tend to have higher academic achievement, graduation rates, and lower chronic absenteeism. The school's high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 74.29% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, likely contributes to these challenges, despite the school's increased per-student spending over the years.


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Public 9-12

 100 Hester St
       New York, NY  10002


(212) 334-4663

District: New York City Geographic District # 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
796th of 1,228 New York High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,769 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  8.7 Help
Number of students:  529

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
48.2%
African American:
29.9%
Asian:
9.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.3% Help


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Compare Details Pace High School ranks worse than 64.8% of high schools in New York. It also ranks 25th among 56 ranked high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.22. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Pace 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 (48.2%), African American (29.9%), Asian (9.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pace High School is 8.7, which is the 8th best among 56 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pace High School is $17,769. 42 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 2 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pace High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pace High School 796th of 1228 New York public high schools. (See Pace High School in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District # 2:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District # 2 306th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pace High School

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Rank History for all students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 80.86 10th 1002 99.0%
2008 41.99 707th 1027 31.2%
2009 27.29 827th 1086 23.8%
2010 34.92 782nd 1117 30.0%
2011 28.77 853rd 1165 26.8%
2012 39.74 763rd 1198 36.3%
2013 37.03 802nd 1217 34.1%
2014 38.87 779th 1237 37.0%
2015 45.51 723rd 1255 42.4%
2016 42.25 750th 1255 40.2%
2017 36.86 776th 1221 36.4%
2018 32.18 827th 1210 31.7%
2019 37.30 800th 1207 33.7%
2022 19.62 924th 1190 22.4%
2023 34.22 796th 1228 35.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.63 138th 157 12.1%
2019 34.29 134th 165 18.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 53.31 213th 565 62.3%
2022 67.00 86th 481 82.1%
2023 57.02 179th 583 69.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.29 585th 1095 46.6%
2019 43.68 610th 1132 46.1%
2022 27.20 770th 1038 25.8%
2023 32.35 765th 1130 32.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.50 763rd 1154 33.9%
2019 40.01 749th 1179 36.5%
2022 22.39 863rd 1101 21.6%
2023 33.20 773rd 1155 33.1%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.86 198th 498 60.2%
2019 65.42 126th 493 74.4%
2022 57.58 106th 389 72.8%
2023 50.59 214th 531 59.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.32 830th 1176 29.4%
2019 37.85 786th 1193 34.1%
2022 20.07 898th 1155 22.3%
2023 36.02 775th 1197 35.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.80 804th 1176 31.6%
2019 35.77 795th 1190 33.2%
2022 18.99 919th 1154 20.4%
2023 33.11 792nd 1191 33.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.18 258th 426 39.4%
2019 49.71 264th 447 40.9%
2022 35.55 274th 386 29.0%
2023 45.36 258th 424 39.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.37 315th 679 53.6%
2019 52.33 293rd 686 57.3%
2022 32.25 400th 593 32.5%
2023 45.49 319th 671 52.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.99 466th 791 41.1%
2019 46.21 412th 815 49.4%
2022 21.57 607th 760 20.1%
2023 36.90 503rd 851 40.9%
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Rank History for White students at Pace High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.36 590th 765 22.9%
2019 37.42 567th 793 28.5%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Pace High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 8 16 60 23 1 n/a n/a 0 108
2006 11 65 82 48 2 n/a n/a 0 208
2007 16 97 94 101 2 n/a n/a 0 310
2008 30 106 128 145 1 n/a n/a 0 410
2009 25 122 81 162 20 n/a n/a 0 410
2010 31 134 58 180 10 n/a n/a 0 413
2011 28 150 45 172 18 0 0 0 413
2012 16 134 20 174 48 22 0 0 414
2013 11 151 16 174 53 20 0 0 425
2014 8 149 42 178 40 0 4 0 421
2015 8 120 58 194 35 0 12 0 427
2016 6 154 47 244 12 0 15 0 478
2017 13 161 41 264 0 2 21 0 502
2018 21 178 42 269 0 1 24 0 535
2019 22 194 26 311 1 1 23 0 578
2020 27 184 30 295 6 6 3 0 551
2021 31 188 45 299 9 6 6 0 584
2022 34 190 54 298 7 6 17 0 606
2023 25 158 52 255 4 4 31 0 529

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 Pace High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 108 n/a n/a 0
2006 208 12.0 17.3 98.6
2007 310 21.0 14.8 82.6
2008 410 26.0 15.8 57.6
2009 410 26.0 15.8 62.2
2010 413 25.0 16.5 n/a
2011 413 27.7 14.8 67.1
2012 414 25.0 16.5 70.3
2013 425 25.7 16.5 73.2
2014 421 24.0 17.5 80.3
2015 427 26.0 16.4 80.6
2016 478 29.0 16.4 79.5
2017 502 33.9 14.7 73.9
2018 535 37.0 14.4 79.6
2019 578 38.8 14.8 78.4
2020 551 43.6 12.6 78.2
2021 584 39.6 14.7 83.4
2022 606 45.7 13.2 78.7
2023 529 60.3 8.7 74.3

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 Pace High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 108 n/a n/a 0
2006 208 12.0 17.3 98.6
2007 310 21.0 14.8 82.6
2008 410 26.0 15.8 57.6
2009 410 26.0 15.8 62.2
2010 413 25.0 16.5 n/a
2011 413 27.7 14.8 67.1
2012 414 25.0 16.5 70.3
2013 425 25.7 16.5 73.2
2014 421 24.0 17.5 80.3
2015 427 26.0 16.4 80.6
2016 478 29.0 16.4 79.5
2017 502 33.9 14.7 73.9
2018 535 37.0 14.4 79.6
2019 578 38.8 14.8 78.4
2020 551 43.6 12.6 78.2
2021 584 39.6 14.7 83.4
2022 606 45.7 13.2 78.7
2023 529 60.3 8.7 74.3

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

Pace High School

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YearCompletely Immunized
201599.5%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Pace High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $516 (4.0%) $12,463 (96.0%) $12,979
2020 $540 (3.8%) $13,520 (96.2%) $14,060
2021 $891 (6.2%) $13,564 (93.8%) $14,455
2022 $1,499 (9.6%) $14,037 (90.4%) $15,535
2023 $1,102 (6.2%) $16,667 (93.8%) $17,769

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pace High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 800th of 1207 High schoolsRanks 796th of 1228 High schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Pace High School)59.953.9
 6%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District # 2)66.260
 6.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course Chemistry (Pace High School)24.215.6
 8.7%
   End of Course Chemistry (New York City Geographic District # 2)6254
 8%
   End of Course Chemistry (New York)73.165.2
 7.9%
End of Course Algebra II (Pace High School)49.332.6
 16.7%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York City Geographic District # 2)71.149.6
 21.5%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York)82.764.1
 18.5%
End of Course English (Pace High School)95.182.3
 12.8%
   End of Course English (New York City Geographic District # 2)87.181.8
 5.3%
   End of Course English (New York)83.976.9
 6.9%
End of Course Geometry (Pace High School)270
 27%
   End of Course Geometry (New York City Geographic District # 2)59.445.7
 13.7%
   End of Course Geometry (New York)70.153.2
 17%
End of Course Earth Science (Pace High School)4946
 3%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York City Geographic District # 2)53.157.1
 3.9%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York)68.965
 3.9%
End of Course Global History and Geography (Pace High School)79.964.8
 15%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York City Geographic District # 2)80.974.1
 6.8%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York)78.873.6
 5.2%
End of Course Living Environment (Pace High School)69.945.1
 24.8%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York City Geographic District # 2)73.967
 6.9%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York)73.265.7
 7.5%
End of Course U.S. History and Government (Pace High School)7976.2
 2.8%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (New York City Geographic District # 2)76.776.7
 0%
   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 Students578529
 8.5%
African American194158
 18.6%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian2652
 100%
Hispanic311255
 18%
Pacific Islander14
 300%
White2225
 13.6%
Two or More Races2331
 34.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients78.4%74.3%
 4.1%


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Pace High School ranks 796th of 1228 New York high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 529 students attended Pace High School.

Students at Pace High School are 48% Hispanic, 30% African American, 10% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 5% White.


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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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