PRESTON HIGH SCHOOL

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2780 SCHURZ AVE
BRONX, NY 10465
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Phone: 718-863-9134
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Archdiocese Of New York
  • Students/Teacher: 9:1
  • Students/Grade: 141.8
  • Number Students: 567
  • Number Teachers: 63
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Jane Grendell
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (27 ratings)
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    School Reviews (23 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-03
    "When I went to open house as a little 8th grader I thought to myself that this is the school for me. But when i got into the school, there were to many cliques and way to much criticism. I felt like an outcast. I thought eventually it might get better, but it got worse. I felt as if you didn't get straight A's, were on a sports team, or knew someone in a clique, you we're judge upon. I feel as if someone is always talking about me behind my back, not just the girls, but the teachers too. There's way to much work, and when you ask for help, its like the world is ending to the teachers. Aren't you there to help us? I feel as if everything is the student's fault and nobody else's. Hopefully when I get to college everything will get better. But for now, I'm going to have some fun with my friends and make the best of everything I have."
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    Posted 2013-08-20
    "I have attended preston for one year as a freshman. I believe the only reason why I decided to choose this school was because I knew girls that were friends of mine and open house was a success. All the upper class men and teachers were nice. When I started it was not what I was hoping. The teachers pile and pile on work, the girls find cliques and leave you out. If you are not outgoing, smart, loud and preppy, you won't fit in. I did not enjoy my first year and I regretted coming to Preston. I decided to transfer and yet have to see if my decision was a better choice. Hopefully it is!"
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    Posted 2013-05-15
    "I am an alumni of the school and while it teaches you to be tough, to fight for what you deserve and face the fact that life is simply unfair, it does not give you a valuable high school experience. I feel like I missed out on something special, because in this school the girls are constantly worried about their grades and how the bully teachers may treat them in their next class. The only thing I wouldn't take back from my Preston education is my best friend. That's it. Other than that, I feel as if I missed out on 4 youthful years and am trying to regain that youth in my college years."
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    Posted 2013-05-02
    "Preston looks prestigious and happy but it's such an act. It's all about "compassion" until you have the slightest trouble coughing up tuition money and you're treated like a leper. Their great "community" is filled with rich, snobby, stuck up girls. This school is as catty as it gets. If you're not an adored A+ student then forget about getting any help with finding internships, SAT prep, programs and scholarships. Guidance counselors are not helpful in the college application process. You will be very discouraged. You pay tuition to get nasty public school lunch and sit in old broken desks. Most of the faculty and staff are Preston alum so you can expect the same poor attitudes from them as well. They say they have a "college prep curriculum" but with poor teacher quality, it's all busy work. Unprepared girls are forced into AP classes just so the school is able to say they offer the class. It's all about numbers with Preston. Busy work doesn't prepare you for college, education is about building foundations and learning how to THINK. Your daughter deserves SO much more, spend your money elsewhere. Stay far away from Preston."
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    Posted 2012-10-14
    "This was the worst school I ever attended in my life. The teachers were dreadful. They had no clue what they were doing. Preston is all about being a "family" yet their teachers talk about all the students and spread rumors. It's sad. Everyone was horrible to me I wound up leaving and went to another highschool where I got a much better education and now a great career. The dean at Preston made my life terrible she is part of the reason I left. The girls who go here end up in Iona college with no job and children by the age of 23. You will have no future from this school. It's an overpriced rip off. The teachers and dean are really miserable and fake and sad. Had I stayed I'd probably had a degree from Iona 2 kids and be living in my parents basement like the rest of my class. (sorry guys)"
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