C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1065 Elton St
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Telephone
(718) 688-7230

Academy for Young Writers Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
990
26 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
12%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
550
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.4%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Academy for Young Writers Reviews

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AFYW is a unique learning experience. It's not your typical high school. The teachers take great pride in forming bonds with the students. AFYW also practices restorative justice which dramatically lowered the amount of suspensions. The school focuses on community and I had a great 4 years.
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The teachers at the school are growing with the students and that is what I love. They are key players in student's lives and that continues to drive them to succeed. They are consistent in grading and whilst improvements are constantly made where knowledge is concern, the teachers tend to have strong grasps on the material.
What makes this school so unique is it's small size and the availability of teachers and programs that in an collaborative effort help students succeed. Some of my bets memories include supplemental instruction after school for approaching regents exams and credit recovery courses during the summer.