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All City Leadership Secondary School

Public | 6-12 | 263 students

 

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Posted September 19, 2013

This is a Great school I would recommend. But they need to post more info about school's registration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2013

The comment made on 11/28/2012 certainly does not reflect the students and adults of ACLA. Rating our school from the perspective of a happy youngster who was accepted as a new incoming student is not "all" of who we are. If the individual who anonymously contributed his/her post, referred to in the aforementioned date, was indeed searching for information about our school and could not find it, then perhaps that is a fair point and all I can suggest is that such individuals may begin their search by looking at the Department of Education's website for schools; which would include our community. You can begin your search by using the following website: http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/32/K554/default.htm.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 2, 2012

I got accepted into ACLA 6th grade for the 2012-2013 school year and I just can't wait. Plus my best friend (and 2 other friends) that I knew since kindergarden got accepted into ACLA so i can't wait to enter the 6th grade with them and a few more kids from my class/ school that also got accepted


Posted May 13, 2010

My child was accepted to 383, ACLA, and the Lyons community school. In the end we went with ACLA and I am so glad that we did. From top to bottom the staff, teachers, principal, asst. prinicipals are all amazing. They really care about the children. Between the after school program, the special events for the students you really have very little to complain about. Here is to keeping the middle schools small enough that everyone knows your child, they don't get lost in the shuffle of the larger schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I love this school because it is a good place my children to study and very qualified to teach-prepared students for the upcoming college experience. Good discipline code, students are very educated, safe environment, and high teaching standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

Warm, Inviting, Comfortable, and Safe. The Staff, Educators, and the Principals are the Foundation for this School.The Principals have an Open-door, and Open communication which is vital to the Parents.We appreciate this School and all that it stands for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

this school is great my child has improved so much in her math amd the lunch room food is like red lobster its really good and healthy and the teachers are so nice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2008

We the students don't have to worry about safety.It is a good place to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

My experience as an ACLA parent has been a positive one. Never have I seen a more dedicated, supportive and caring academic environment than any school, I have been involved with has offered. The principals of this school are synonymous with the old African Proverb- It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. I am proud to be affiliated with this school, its principals, staff and teaching methods.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

it is excellent because we learn everything. our minds is like guns we load it with knowledge and when we have questiong to answer we shot it on paper
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2008

My daughter is trying out for this school and this site has been very helpful I was impressed by the test scores and the smaller sized classes.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
23%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
50%
Earth Science

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%
Global History and Geography

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%
Integrated Algebra

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

16 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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students30%
Female26%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Not migrant30%

Chemistry

All Students75%
Female80%
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 population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Earth Science

All Students31%
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
Not migrant31%

English

All Students82%
Female79%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Geometry

All Students57%
Female48%
Male64%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%

Global History and Geography

All Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

Integrated Algebra

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities30%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Living Environment

All Students75%
Female62%
Male83%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Physics

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
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students74%
Female66%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
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 "C" for the middle school level. The school received 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 80% 23%
Black 2 13% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
White 2 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 189%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 36%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 7%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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1474 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Phone: (718) 381-9653

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