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Frederick Douglas Academy Vii High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 360 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2009

I love this school...U meet so many cool people.And the teachers care
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

The education at this school is great, but the principal has certain issuses that needs to be address
—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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
43%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
33%
Earth Science

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
41%
Global History and Geography

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Integrated Algebra

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
85%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%
U.S. History and Government

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students10%
Female0%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Not migrant10%

Chemistry

All Students19%
Female16%
Male23%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Not migrant19%

Earth Science

All Students47%
Female43%
Male53%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities19%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%

English

All Students71%
Female74%
Male66%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities46%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Geometry

All Students55%
Female62%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%

Global History and Geography

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities21%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%

Integrated Algebra

All Students57%
Female61%
Male54%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities35%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%

Living Environment

All Students60%
Female67%
Male47%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Physics

All Students30%
Female22%
Male42%
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 population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Not migrant30%

U.S. History and Government

All Students36%
Female32%
Male39%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities10%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%
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 "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 88% 19%
Hispanic 2 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 287%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 12%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 27%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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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 423 responses

This school provides ... 1

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
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

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

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.9
 

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
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.8
 

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents13346%
Students26488%
Teachers26100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. JESSICA ENDLICH

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
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 - B12, B14, B15, B60, B7. Subways - 3 to Rockaway Av
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball
School leaders can update this information here.

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226 Bristol St
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Phone: (718) 485-3789

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