TEP currently serves 960 students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, and 5th grade through 8th grade, in the Washington Heights / Inwood neighborhood of New York City. Next year, TEP will expand to serve 1080 total students from Kindergarten to 8th grade.
Washington Heights / Inwood is a predominantly Dominican neighborhood located in NYC Community School District 6.
TEP's current student population is as follows:
► 95% Latino students and 4% African American students
► 90% of TEP students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
► Approximately 27% 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