Student Population

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
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