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Academy for Young Writers
  • Public
  • Brooklyn, NY

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade C+
  8. Sports
    grade C minus
  9. Food
    grade C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B+

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Academy for Young Writers is a public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 552 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1000
64 responses
Average ACT
No data available  
AP Enrollment
0%

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Living in the Area

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
Median Household Income
$36,545
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,196
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$506,728
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 4 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
  • Pep rally
    33%
  • Family fun nights
    17%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
552
Free or Reduced Lunch
85%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
No data available  
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 7 responses

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