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Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design

Public | 9-12 | 500 students

 

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Posted October 19, 2011

My son is very interested in this school. After visting an Open House session we were sold!


Posted January 17, 2009

This school is okay.It only has a basketball team,volley ball and baseball team,but no football i was so disappointed.I think theres way better schools out here.Too bad im already a junior in this school so its kinda hard to transfer.
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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
56%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
89%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%
Global History and Geography

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%
Integrated Algebra

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students49%
Female60%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%

Chemistry

All Students21%
Female16%
Male23%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities50%
General population18%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant21%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students67%
Female66%
Male68%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities56%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Geometry

All Students74%
Female84%
Male71%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Global History and Geography

All Students53%
Female46%
Male56%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities33%
General population59%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Integrated Algebra

All Students81%
Female85%
Male80%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities69%
General population85%
English language learners87%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Living Environment

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities55%
General population84%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Physics

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

U.S. History and Government

All Students62%
Female59%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities34%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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
Hispanic 2 57% 23%
Black 1 38% 19%
White 2 2% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 27%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 281%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 44%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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
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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 824 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

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
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.8
 

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
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

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
9.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents30158%
Students49393%
Teachers30100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. GILL CORNELL

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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  • Arts (all)
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 - B24, B44, B46, B48, B60, B62, Q54, Q59. Subways - L to Bedford Av; J, M, Z to Marcy Av; G to Metropolitan Av - Lorimer St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
School leaders can update this information here.

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257 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 388-1260

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