Scholars Academy

Tel: (718)474-6918
Grades: 6-12

1,062 students

Scholars Academy serves 1,062 students in grades 6-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
Scholars Academy operates within the New York City Geographic #27 School District.

Overview

The student population of 1062 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Total Students 1,062 students
Scholars  Academy Total Students (2006-2012)
Gender % 44% Male / 56%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Scholars  Academy Total Classroom Teachers (2006-2012)
Students by Grade Scholars  Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 13:1
Scholars  Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (2006-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Scholars  Academy American Indian (2008-2012)
Asian
22%
8%
Scholars  Academy Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
15%
23%
Scholars  Academy Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
19%
19%
Scholars  Academy Black (2006-2012)
White
41%
48%
Scholars  Academy White (2006-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Scholars  Academy Sch Ethnicity Scholars  Academy Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.73 0.68
Scholars  Academy Diversity Score (2006-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
37%
42%
Scholars  Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
14%
7%
Scholars  Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 47,143 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name New York City Geographic #27 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
58
3
Number of Students Managed 47,143 1,136
New York City Geographic  #27 School District Number of Students Managed (2005-2012)
District Total Revenue n/a $29 MM
District Spending n/a $29 MM
District Revenue / Student n/a $21,692
District Spending / Student n/a $21,514
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Rockaway Collegiate High School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Rockaway Collegiate High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Channel View School For Research (0.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended June 06, 2011 - Academic programs is the best in the city for the ability to take multiple regents in every grade since 7th grade with the best teachers in the city. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended April 20, 2010 - This is the best school in the city. It is very organized and structured. The teachers and principal are extremely bright, hard-working, and caring. The children are happy and not stressed out. There is a true community, culture, and identity at this school. I think it may be one of the top ten schools in the state. I am fortunate to have my child at such a fine NYC Public School. What I know: Excellent academic programs, Cooperative Learning School, Interdisciplinary Curriculum, Motivated Students, Middle School Students Complete 3 HS Courses: Living Environment, Earth Science, and Algebra, HS Students complete and earn up to 24 college credits in grades 11 and 12. Many middle and high school sports teams: wrestling, basketball, tennis, crew, swimming, bowling, volleyball, etc. Two bands: both middle and high school, marching band, all students must learn to read music and play piano beginning in grade 6 School has two new science labs, in process of central air conditioning installed, parents are supremely involved. - Posted by Parent

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