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York Early College Academy

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Posted July 23, 2014

Yeca is a wonderful school. We are truly blessed to have this school in our community. The principal, teachers and staff are caring and work extremely hard for the students and families. The fact that we have the opportunity to earn 60 college credits makes our learning environment a challenge. Yes, the work is hard but nothing is without hard work and sacrifice. I would recommend this school to any one who is serious and ready for a challenge. Thumbs up to YECA!!


Posted January 21, 2014

YECA is a phenomenal school! I am an eight grader and I have been attending YECA since the 6th grade. The teachers are very dedicated and committed to their job of helping and working with students. Also, the kids are very easy to get along with... we are like one big family. Plus, you have the chance of graduating with 60 college credits, which is basically about two years of college for free. The only thing that's a con is the fact that we share a building with two other schools. Also, it sucks that we have summer academy, but its worth the college credits. All in all, I recommend this school for any child that is serious about his/her education and that wants a bright future.


Posted November 26, 2010

i like this school very much the staff are very helpful to you and you get involved in the school very well i really like this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2009

Good lessons and important notes to take down


Posted October 20, 2009

i wanted to read your school.If i need to take admission what do i have to do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

this school is the best. i oly wish we have the space that we need rather than a few classrooms. this way we can do even better and even more students can come in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2008

this school is very good. i am challeged very well and that is hard due to my itelligence.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

This school to me is the best in New York.You will not find any other principal or staff with this much passion,and care. I would HIGHLY reccoomend this school to any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

York Early College Academy is an excellent program in my opinion. My daughter is doing excellent, its because of the good teachers they have. The Principal expects nothing but excellent work form her students. My daughter has a 93.20 average, which I'm proud of . She also has a perfect score on the City Math exam (780). She could not have done this without the teachers and principal. I would recommend anyone to this program, its the best. I have another daughter, who will enter middle school next year, and she's looking forward for this program.The only thing I don't like about this program is the Summer Academy, especially the hours. If I could change anything, I would have the summer program, but instead of 8:00-12:00, I would have regular school hours. So instead of one month, they have only two weeks. Its summer and its hot, kids need fun too.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
29%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
53%
Global History and Geography

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Algebra

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male57%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Chemistry

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

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female82%
Male94%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

English

All Students92%
Female100%
Male88%
African American91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Geometry

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Global History and Geography

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Integrated Algebra

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities91%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Living Environment

All Students91%
Female92%
Male92%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities70%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

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 Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities58%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 middle 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 64% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 24% 9%
Hispanic 2 10% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 159%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 21%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 21%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
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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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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

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

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This school
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

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

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents29357%
Students55998%
Teachers36100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. DEBORAH E. BURNETT

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
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 - Q112, Q113, Q4, Q42, Q60
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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