Academy For Young Writers (Closed 2018)

  • Academy For Young Writers served 398 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 90-94% (which was higher than the New York state average of 69%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was ≥95% (which was higher than the New York state average of 60%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • Academy For Young Writers placed in the top 10% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 was higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 97% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the New York state average of 57%.

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School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students398 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank (11-12)#371 out of 4358 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
33%
27%
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Black
64%
17%
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White
3%
43%
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Diversity Score0.490.71
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Graduation Rate80-84%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #14 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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