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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 623 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

York Early College Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
112 responses
Average ACT
26
5 responses
AP Enrollment
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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-
Median Household Income
$55,554
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,291
National
$949
Median Home Value
$338,725
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
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  • Field Day
    21%
  • Dress down days
    19%
  • Trips
    17%
  • YECA Bears basketball season
    17%
  • Dance Shows
    9%
  • YECA Bears Softball Season
    6%
  • 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
623
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 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
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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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.
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My name is Jelicia Williams and I've been attending York Early College Academy since 6th grade. What I like about the school is how the classes are competitive, where all the students are aiming for the highest grade. However, what really needs to be changed is that, both the students and staff members need to have a closer relationship with one another. This is because we need to look as though we are a family, and we're not just doing our separate things. Secondly, there needs to be more diversity. What I mean by this is that, there's mainly Blacks, and I believe that there should be White students attending as well. Despite the school being located in a black community, the person who is in charge for choosing the students to attend the school, should pick students from different backgrounds. This one give everyone an experience in a community not their not used to.
York Early College Academy is a well represented school filled with students of brilliance and diverse cultures and backgrounds. Being a student I have encountered a couple of teachers along my academic career that has truly cared for their students and taught us in an effective way that helps us as students connect what we learn to the real world. This to me is the best way to learn, before I enter the real world I would like to be as prepared as I can be. I’ve gained a lot of knowledge along the way. A variety of sports are offered. However, I think that there should be a larger variety of extra curricular other than sports. There is a large emphasis on college readiness, which is good. Students begin to take college courses in addition to their regular high school classes starting from their sophomore year. Some teachers offer outside resources to assist us with the material we are learning in class and to gain additional information and knowledge of the subject.