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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Fordham Leadership Academy is a public school located in bronx, NY. It has 334 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
500 East Fordham Road
bronx, NY 10606
Telephone
(718) 733-5024

Fordham Leadership Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
980
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Average ACT
AP Enrollment
15%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$87,550
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,687
National
$949
Median Home Value
$526,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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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
334
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.4%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
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Fordham Leadership Academy is a great school that has had major and dramatic changes over the my time there. The administration has done everything to their power to ensure the safety and that the student succeeds. The school has a great and loving staff that will make you feel at home. Ms. Cabrejos, the principal, has a wonderful welcoming relationship with all of the students and has a “open door” policy which helps the student feel even more at home. While the food isn’t the most appealing thing there I’m sure that next year’s new student council will help with that matter. The students are also heavily involved with the school which I love. I recently graduated within the school and my class was the largest graduating class within the school ever! The reason why I have it five stars is because Fordham Leadership Academy focuses on improving their system while also improving the child.
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Through my four years at this school, I've seen a lot of change. When I was a freshmen in 2014, the school was in a poor state and lacked options. At the time, there wasn't a lot of clubs or advanced classes as their is now. The initiative for change came when Mrs. (Fiorella) Cabrejos took over as the school's new principal in 2015. Transition was rough initially but everyone got used to it. Effort to improve the school was there, but the approach towards it was disliked by most of the students and teachers. Likewise, almost every teachers that taught here left after a year or two because of this reason. They were forced to follow a rigid curriculum of how they were supposed to "teach" the students. Basically it was a pattern of memorizing and test taking, instead of engaging with the students.
The school is still bad, but not as bad as it used to be. I believe this school has potential to progress if administration would just listens to what the students and teachers have to say.
Excellent high school with lots of opportunities! Love this school !! Extremely friendly and cooperative teachers and staff with lots of support for College and careeer readiness.