1065 Elton St
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Academy For Young Writers serves 542 students in grades 6-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New York state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 542 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50% in NY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Academy For Young Writers's student population of 542 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
542 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Academy For Young Writers is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Academy For Young Writers is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#3063 out of 4228 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
10%
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Hispanic
30%
28%
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Black
64%
17%
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White
2%
41%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
83%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 542 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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