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Academy of Finance and Enterprise

Public | 9-12 | 420 students

 

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Posted December 19, 2012

AOFE is a great High School. My son is a freshman and he is very happy to be in this school because of the education and environment. He is an honor student and his teachers really do help him and all students to keep up with their education and with their academic achievements. Also being a small school the teachers are able to dedicate more time to each student in order to help them reach their goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

This school cares about you regardless if you care or not. If you work hard and excel in your classes then plenty of opportunities will be given to you in order for you to become a better person and build a better portfolio/resume. Small school equals less drama and that could be boring for teenagers, but as far as academics goes, it's a plus! -Ricci K
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2008

Well, this is my first year here but I can already call it home. The school is small, only one floor around. Its a pretty safe environment and the good thing of this school is that the older students dont pin point you as lets say a freshman. Its not like in the movies, were the older kids say 'Oh, your a freshman, I cant talk to you' its not like that at all! Our school specializes in business. We do everything to prepare us for a business. We sell stuff, and even have vertual enterprises in which students could run their own vertual business and their own vertual money!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2008

The students and teachers in that school care about education and they are like a one big family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2006

This is one of the best schools I'v been to everybody is nice and like a family and it is really, really safe there has been no fights theft. The teachers are funny and always ready to help like Mr.Kim. Music is good and Art but sports not so good because we dont have a gymnasium so we just do excercise. The buisness program is good like you can create your own small buisness.
—Submitted by a student


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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
91%
Earth Science

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
88%
Global History and Geography

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Algebra

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male64%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Chemistry

All Students93%
Female92%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant93%

Earth Science

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities73%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

English

All Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities62%
General population87%
English language learners66%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Geometry

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities72%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Global History and Geography

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities74%
General population83%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Integrated Algebra

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities89%
General population91%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Living Environment

All Students88%
Female81%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities91%
General population87%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Physics

All Students91%
Female100%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant91%

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities91%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 56% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 18% 9%
White 2 15% 48%
Black 2 10% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 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 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 275%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 64%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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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents30471%
Students42798%
Teachers24100%

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
  • MS. VICTORIA ARMANO

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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  • Business
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 - B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69. Subways - 7 to 33rd St; G to Court Square - 23rd St; E, M, R to Queens Plaza; N, Q to Queensboro Plaza
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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30-20 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 389-3623

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