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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
York Early College Academy is an above average, public school located in Jamaica, NY. It has 657 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

York Early College Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
131 responses
Average ACT
26
5 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$60,938
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,404
National
$949
Median Home Value
$416,607
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
  • Field Day
    20%
  • Dress down days
    19%
  • Trips
    17%
  • YECA Bears basketball season
    17%
  • Dance Shows
    10%
  • YECA Bears Softball Season
    7%
  • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
657
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
42%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Overall it’s been an interesting 6-7 years attending yeca, no school is entirely perfect but my school improved immensely over my time there. I’ve learned so much that I will take with me to college, I’ve made lifelong friends, trusted relationships with my teachers, protected by the school and facility members. I will forever be thankful for my experience at yeca. Everyone’s experience could have possibly been different than mine which is okay. I’ve become a more mature and independent young women thanks to the amount of time I’ve spent at yeca. The school a teenager attends really does influence who they are outside of that building. I appreciate all that my high school has done for me with the exception of minor imperfections.
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Friends. I can’t think of anything more luxurious than spending every day with my friends. When you leave school, meeting up with even one friend can take a lot of organising.
Free knowledge. My school was free: it cost me and my parents £0. £0 for English, maths, geography, history, art, and lots of other subjects. What a bargain! Learning can be really expensive when you leave school - especially in the US, where university has now become almost as expensive as buying a little house.
My whole 7 years at this school passed by in the blink of an eye. The best part was gaining college experience and college credits to move on in the real world. There were many things to thank YECA for and one of them being giving a tremendous opportunity for the undeserved minority students of its community.One thing I would change is how the school is managed because sometimes it feels slightly lawless and a bit out of order. They need a firm hand to guide the students as well as someone who makes the students feel heard, (not just the popular ones.) The way new staff filters in and out of the school creates a gap between child and adult connections. Aside from that, I loved this school academically. One of the best decisions my parents could have mad for my future.