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Bedford Academy High School

Public | 9-12 | 367 students

 

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Posted January 18, 2012

My son goes to Bedford and I am so happy he is. He is learning exactly what he should be as a Sophomore. This was a great choice for him and I am so glad they are there for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

I am blessed to have my son in this school. He loves going to school everyday. They really put learn first with the kids. A complete supportive atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

I absolutely love this school. My daughter loves going to school every day. I am more involved with school functions than I have ever been. The Principal is great, he has an open door policy and is always available to discuss whatever issue may arise. The Guidance Counselors are always there when needed. The teachers are always pushing my daughter to do better and give her all. The ladies in the office always have a smile on their faces and treat my daughter like their own. The School Safety Agents are always on point and keep the childrens' safety at the forefront. Thank you Bedford Academy High School for having space for my daughter when my husband and I came knocking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

We have a wonderful principal who is in his second year and best of all we are like a family, students, parents and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Bedford Academy makes every scholar the best they can be! The children are well known by every teacher and substandard is just not accepted as the norm. They encourage them to do their best. A great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

The school's staff cares about the children and make them know that they are special and that they will achieve success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

wonderful environment for learning, caring and dedicated staff.My first and second choice for my child. It's everything I expected and more. My daughter is one of the youngest high schoolers at Bedford and only greatness and excellenc is expected of her. The sky is the limit for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Why is Bedford amazing? In my two years At Bedford Academy High School I have learned so much. I simply adore and admire my teachers, I love their positive energy and I admire the fact that each and everyone of the staff memebers care about my academic excellence as well as my growth as a young africa-american female. In additon, I love Bedford because im pushed to reach for the stars and I am always reminded of one very important thing each morning as I walk into the building 'Academic Empowerment is the Birth-right of every child' Quoted by Mr. Leonard the founder & former princpal of Bedford Academy... so why do I love Bedford because we're simply The best there is & best there ever will be
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

My God daughter attends Bedford Academy and it has been an excellent and inspiring experience for her. They strive for excellence in every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Bedford academy high school is a institution of excellence, respect and honor1
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Because of the high standards they uphold,& the small class settings Higher learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Bedford Academy High School is so much a family with in a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

The staff of Bedford Academy help provide practical life experiences and academic opportunities to students. The practical experiences come through internships at institutions outside of their school environment. Students are better able to achieve their goals when they can connect practical life experiences with their academic work. The staff also communicates with parents regularly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Bedford Academy is an excellent school for higher learning, lives up to their Academic standards; and the staff treats every child as their own..family oriented, hence their success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

I love this school, my daughter is going to the 11th grade and she is doing great. She enjoys going to school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

The main distraction at the school is the handful of parents who seem to have a personal agenda against the new principal. As a veteran teacher, I have observed that under the new principal Bedford has 1. Increased student involvement: there are more student run organizations than ever, including a mentoring program, student government and female empowerment group; 2. Higher academic standards: the ELA regents is taken Freshmen instead of Junior year, more students are taking AP and College Now classes, most of the January regents scores increased compared to last year; 3. Increased learning opportunities: we had the best career day this year, college tours, professional speakers throughout the year, professional and academic field trips, NYU/Polytechnic partnership and so on. Some parents want the old administration to come back, even though they chose to leave, and they chose the new administration. We need these parents to work with us.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2009

As a teacher who is in the building every day, I have to respectfully disagree with the parent's review stating that the school is in total disarray under the new administration. I have much respect for the prior administration and I think they did an excellent job in choosing the new administration. We are continuing everything that has made this school successful in the past and progressing in many areas. The college application process was smoother than ever this year, and many of our seniors have already received acceptance leters and scholarships. Our partnerships with colleges are growing and more of our students are taking Advanced Placement courses. We improved our regents performance in many subjects. I have not experienced an increase in cursing or sagging. I don't even have to think about safety in this school; I get to focus my energy on challenging my students academically.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 27, 2009

My son attends bedford academy , I am very please with the rigorous academic process that is expected of the students to fulfill. I know the school will continue to be top rated. Parent involvement is very essential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

What makes Bedford Academy exceptional is that upon entering the building, there is a sense of family that permeates the whole atmosphere. In addition to the fine academics, the students also receive character building/development. There is zero tolerence for students disrespecting one another and cursing as well. Parents are kept informed about their child's progress and lines of communication are always open. The PTA is a vibrant organization and staff members do not rush out of the door at 3:00 sharp!! Saturdays at Bedford Academy seem just like a regular school day.


Posted October 30, 2007

Mr. Leonard, the teachers, the staff, the students and the parents are a fine example of how our schools schould be and can be. DL
—Submitted by a parent


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 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
101%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%

Chemistry

All Students101%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged101%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English101%
Not migrant101%

Earth Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

English

All Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities73%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Global History and Geography

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Integrated Algebra

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Living Environment

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
African American98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Physics

All Students92%
Female93%
Male93%
African American96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
Female90%
Male92%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 "A" 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 2 89% 19%
Hispanic 1 7% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 162%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 43%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 4%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical
  • Technology

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

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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 582 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

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

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

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
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents23565%
Students32890%
Teachers1995%

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
  • 4:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. ADOFO A. MUHAMMAD

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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  • Medical
  • Technology
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 - B25, B26, B38, B43, B44, B48, B49, B52. Subways - G to Bedford-Nostrand Avs; C, F, S to Franklin Av; A to Nostrand Av
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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1119 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 398-3061

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