B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Newburgh Free Academy - Main Campus is a public, magnet school located in Newburgh, NY. It has 3,175 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
201 Fullerton Ave
Newburgh, NY 12550
Telephone
(845) 563-5400

Newburgh Free Academy - Main Campus Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1100
226 responses
Average ACT
27
50 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$33,469
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,094
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,900
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.
Poll
44%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
48%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    23%
  • Sports events
    20%
  • Plays
    13%
  • GBTV
    7%
  • Musical week
    7%
  • Dance performances
    7%
  • Brings students and teachers together
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,175
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$22,214/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
19%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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While attending Newburgh Free Academy, having a wide variety of fields for my future was definitely a given option. The school provides many features of careers through the multiple "houses" they provide students to have a say in what they want to participate in to prepare them for their near future. Also, through the school certifications can be earned and are good for a lifetime! I had an excellent experience and became college ready in no time, with a focus on their North Campus and studied Criminal Justice.
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I never realized how distinct my high school career was until I got to college and starting to compare to other people. NFA provided endless opportunities for students to take their interests and use it in the classroom by offering courses such as dance, acting, culinary, auto body, wood shop, cosmetology, and countless others. Although the school was a bit of a mess with the administration always being changed, I think they are finally starting to become more stable and that will show throughout the entire school.
Newburgh Free Academy is very diverse and give each and every student the chance to get to know each other. There is a variety of clubs, activities, and programs for students to get involved in, that benefit themselves after high school. The athletic teams and department make it quite easy to be proud of them and rarely put shame to our name. NFA also has a low supply of needed things. Students may be uncomfortable in classrooms, cafeterias, or gym rooms because some rooms don't have air conditioning. NFA also has a high risk of bug and rodent infestations. Also, even though students have no problem shoving down the school lunch, that chicken or beef is not chicken or beef. The cell phone policy is another problem being faced in NFA. Students are prohibited to be seen with an electronic device or else it will be taken by faculty and staff. Newburgh Free Academy may have its academic positives but, it very much so has its downfalls that can be improved.