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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
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Academy for Young Writers is a public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 583 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
1065 Elton St
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Telephone
(718) 688-7230

Academy for Young Writers Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1000
44 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,640
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,262
National
$949
Median Home Value
$590,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Pep rally
    33%
  • Family fun nights
    17%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
583
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
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
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.4%
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
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
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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Entering Academy for Young Writers had me conflicted internally, I had no clue how I was going to about entering a new space with new people. I wasn't comfortable coming out and upon learning more about myself as the years went on, I began to help change the school's culture about LGBT students and their needs. Upon graduating I had learned more of my own character, how I choose to interact with others and that the sky is limitless.
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What I liked about Academy For Young Writers is, Everyone is very friendly and open. You can be yourself in that school. What's bad is, there's not a lot of programs or sports that students want.
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.