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Wings Academy

Public | 9-12 | 532 students

 

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My daughter goes to this school and have been there since the 9th grade. This school is horrible. There is no discipline in this school. Within the three years that my daughter was there the school had been shutdown on several occasions from a weapons being brought in to the school. Two principals have walked out on the students in mid semester. The children are allowed to wander the halls with no respect for authority. When my daughter failed the 10 grade and should of had summer school I was told there was no money in the budget for special ed and was not able to go to another school for it. She was told she could make up her credits by going to pm school the following year. Pm school didn't start until March in which then she was told she didn't need pm school. with 44 credits needed to graduate 12 grade and them just passing her to the 11th when she obviously should have been left back in the 10th grade how is she suppose to get the remaining 22 credits that is needed if there is no money in the budget for help with special ed students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2012

How can a parent contact a teacher if there is no email portal. Other school's web page allows one to contact teachers via email. Please look into this matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

As a paretn of a 9th grade student entering 10 grade, I feel Wings Academy does not have a handle on College readiness. I feel preparation should have begun in 9th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

I went to Wings Academy and I have to say that I'm going to miss Wings. Many teachers there are nice and I hope that Wings keeps going with the great job they have been doing since the beginning.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
27%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
41%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
22%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
27%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

9 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

English

All Students65%
Students with disabilities12%
General population77%

Geometry

All Students64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population64%

Global History and Geography

All Students49%
Students with disabilities24%
General population57%

Integrated Algebra

All Students42%
Students with disabilities18%
General population52%

Living Environment

All Students42%
Students with disabilities19%
General population50%

Physics

All Students78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students52%
Students with disabilities32%
General population57%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 55% 19%
Hispanic 42% 23%
Asian 1% 9%
White 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 53%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
School leaders can update this information here.
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 626 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents18738%
Students40480%
Teachers3592%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. WAYNE COX

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
  • Performing arts
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX21, BX36, BX40, BX9, Q44. Subways - 2, 5 to East 180th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Sofbtall
  • Track

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
School leaders can update this information here.

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1122 E 180th St
Bronx, NY 10460
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