TEP serves approximately 480 5th through 8th grade students in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City. TEP is also now serving Elementary School students, enrolling Kindergarten students for the 2016-17 school year.
Washington Heights is a predominantly Dominican neighborhood located in NYC Community School District 6.
TEP's current student population is as follows:
► 89% Latino students and 11% African American students
► The vast majority of TEP students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
► Approximately 20% of TEP students are classified as English Language Learners (ELLs).
► Approximately 20% of TEP's students are Special Education.
In serving middle school students in Washington Heights, TEP meets several important community needs:
► Provides a High-Quality Educational Option to District 6 Students
► Offers an Educational Program with a Strong Language-Development Emphasis to the Community with a very high concentration of English Language Learners (ELLs)
► Focuses on Middle School Population in High Poverty District with 97% Latino and African American Students
► Eases Overcrowding in District 6 Schools