202 Sherman Ave
New York, NY 10034
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Washington Heights Academy serves 575 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Washington Heights Academy placed in the top 30% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75% (which is higher 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 75% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Washington Heights Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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School Overview

Washington Heights Academy's student population of 575 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
575 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Washington Heights Academy is ranked within the top 30% 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 Washington Heights Academy is 0.12, 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 Data
This School
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1112 out of 4228 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
9%
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Hispanic
94%
27%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
2%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 575 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in NY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.12 (Btm 50%)

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