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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
It Takes a Village Academy is a public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 700 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
5800 Tilden Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone
(718) 629-2307
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
940
101 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$49,544
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,258
National
$949
Median Home Value
$395,858
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Battles of the Academy
    60%
  • Awards
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
700
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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It Takes a Village Academy Reviews

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The experience at It Takes A Village Academy is something I would consider average due highly to the fact the school's resources seem limited. The faculty and staff are helpful now but previous administration weren't the best and are to blame for a lot of transcript mishaps. This school is an extended day school and that's has it's perks such since we're in school longer we take more classes which provides more credits to become available for students. We're also provided with a number of college classes to gain college credits. The downfall of my school would be it's curriculum. I personally believe an extended day school should provide classes that encourages creativity and problem solving skills rather than the typical math, science, English, and history. Student life here is a basket of god apples but also bruised, if you stay true to yourself and don't follow the wrong crowd you should be fine.
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Great Leadership - Ms. Vinitskaya is an excellent principal! She created a program where all students can get college credits for free, AP, SAT prep are free. Graduation rate is 90%. There 25 clubs at school and 30 sport teams.
My overall experience was pretty good with It takes a village academy. It takes a village academy offers many classes. For example, you can take classes like college prep chemistry and pre calculus. It Takes A Village Academy gets you ready for college. Teachers are stern and treat class like a college class. It Takes A Village Academy also offer programs like robotics which many other schools don't have. At this school after school help is also offered. If you do not understand the work that is taught in class, teachers will help you after school.