Academy For Young Writers

  • Academy For Young Writers serves 545 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Academy For Young Writers placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57%.

School Overview

  • Academy For Young Writers's student population of 545 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students545 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Academy For Young Writers is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Academy For Young Writers is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#3044 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
27%
27%
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Black
71%
17%
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White
2%
43%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.430.71
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Graduation Rate85-89%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #19 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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