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John V Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School

Charter | 9-12 | 483 students

Our school is known as a second-chance opportunity to earn a high school diploma
 
 

 

Living in New York

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $870,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,690.

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Posted June 6, 2014

If you know any young person who wants to earn a high school diploma while working on an internship, JVL Wildcat Academy may be for you! Transfer applications are available for September. We offer a safe, welcoming, non-violent environment for all. Participate in student activities, trips, team sports, college trips, etc. while going to classes & working a 20-hour per week internship on alternate weeks: Hone your journalism, computer graphics or photography skills on the school newspaper or yearbook. Sample the work world with assignments in retail, health care, manufacturing, office support, animal care & welfare, community development, law & criminal justice, education, marketing & business, etc. Or learn about the restaurant business at our in-house culinary program. You must have previously attended high school to transfer. Lottery applications are now being accepted for Fall 2014 admission. For students with more than 20 credits, call our Battery Place campus Admissions at 212-209-6006 or drop by for an application (17 Battery Place, first floor, corner of West St). All other students call our Hunts Point campus Admissions at 212-209-6119 or come in for an application (1239 Lafayette Ave, corner of Barretto St).

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Posted July 9, 2014

One thing I will tell you about myself was that I was a Diamond in the rough. I was pretty tough, " you know that girl that thought she knew it all ." But i didn't learn nothing or seen nothing until i got to wildcats. The staff members was no one to play with and they was just as tough, but so sweet underneath. I guess it was all and act but it worked . It took me 6 long years to finally graduate .Thats was only because I choose to take my Time Getting out but they stuck with me the whole way through not letting me give up on my self and by not giving up on me . They showed me it was more out there in the world...........( i would always tell the young girls who would come there don't fool around pay attention you could be out faster then you think) and its true sometimes i look back and say i wished i would of just did what i had to do so I would of been out by 17. Then again I'm grateful b/c it was time that I needed in order to grow. I graduated at 20 and now i am College studying towards my Nursing Degree. One Day ill be Successful enough to give back to this school what they gave to me, so others like me can continue to spread there wings to. Thank you Wildcats !!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2012

My name is Jordan Temple and I am a 2008 graduate of The Wildcat Academy. Wildcat Academy helped me during a very tumultuous time in my life. I was seventeen years old and had been to four high schools prior, but only had fifteen credits to show for it. I was adrift in my studies, and felt completely disenchanted with anything that school had to offer. Needless to say I could not see myself completing high school or attending College in the foreseeable future. Wildcat was a life saver. I completed my credits in the winter of 2008 and in the same month attended a Community College in Syracuse. It hasn't been an easy ride since, after dropping out for a year, but after completing an AmeriCorps program I went back to school and am currently in my final semester at LaGuardia Community College with a 3.3 G.P.A. Because of the resilience that the incredible staff at Wildcat Academy displayed me as they showed up for me day after day and pushed me towards graduation I can muster up my own. I plan on transferring to Queens College and majoring in Applied Linguistics in the summer. Thank you to all of the teachers and staff. You all left an indelible impression in my life.


Posted June 4, 2012

My name is Wykeithia Smalls and I am a 2009 graduate. Not only did Wildcat give me a second chance, they have given me a 3rd chance. I graduated a month before I had turned 20 and if it wasn't for Wildcat, I would not be where I am today (In BMCC with a 3.5 GPA). They don't just teach you, they help you learn. All the staff members knew every name of every student. We weren't just students and teachers, we were family. Everyone cared for everyone and wanted everyone to succeed. It's still like that until today because when I go visit I see it. No matter what the student is going through, they help you get through it. They don't give up on any student. Classes are small, there's always individual help, and they prepare you for college. This school is incredible. It's so incredible that I personally recommended many of my friends to go there and they have. Some graduated and others didn't but regardless, Wildcat helped. I pray that Wildcat is here when my niece and nephew gets older because I'm sending them there. Once again, without the dedication of this school, I wouldn't be where I am today.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2008

I am an Alumni of this school and I can tell you from xperience; that JVL Academy is the complete best! I entered with nearly half as many credits for my grade level and trouble without anyone caring. JVL Staff helped build a brighter future and I feel as though I owe my sucess to them!


Posted May 19, 2008

I am a wildcat Alumni, class of 03'. This school is a great opportunity for youth to attain their high school diploma. The skills I acquired at Wildcat prepared me to enter college. I thank the teachers at Wildcat for giving me the skills that have helped me to be focused on accomplishing my goals. I have an AS degree from Laguardia Community College and am working on attain my BA from Baruch College. Thank You John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School.


Posted May 15, 2007

My son entered the school in September of 2006 and I could not be more pleased with the results. The pairing of academics one week and internship the other week have been a great source of responsibility building for him. And the teachers and guidance staff are always available for conference. We truly feel John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy was the right choice for our son.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

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Global History and Geography

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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72%

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66%
Integrated Algebra

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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84%

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83%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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68%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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100%
U.S. History and Government

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%
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

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English

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Female74%
Male84%
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Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities36%
General population85%
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Geometry

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Global History and Geography

All Students82%
Female89%
Male79%
African American86%
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Non-migrant82%

Integrated Algebra

All Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
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Non-migrant69%

Living Environment

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
African American73%
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Students with disabilities75%
General population75%
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Non-migrant75%

Physics

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U.S. History and Government

All Students82%
Female74%
Male90%
African American81%
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Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities90%
General population81%
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Proficient in English84%
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Non-migrant82%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 55% 19%
Hispanic 2 41% 23%
White 1 2% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 281%N/A43%
Female 154%N/A49%
Male 146%N/A51%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school other NYC public high schools
other NYC charter schools
other NYC private schools
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 25%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Russian
Spanish
Tagalog
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Yearbook

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
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School leaders can update this information here.
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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
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 
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
8.3
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents22149%
Students14433%
Teachers1759%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 5:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • RONALD TABANO
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Admissions Phone: at 212-209-6006
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (212) 635-3874

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Internships
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Culinary

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Coed Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • If you know any young person who wants to earn a high school diploma while working on an internship, JVL Wildcat Academy may be for you! Transfer applications are available for September. We offer a safe, welcoming, non-violent environment for all. Participate in student activities, trips, team sports, college trips, etc. while going to classes & working a 20-hour per week internship on alternate weeks.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


6 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
50
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
80
Students typically come from these schools
other NYC public high schools
other NYC charter schools
other NYC private schools

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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17 Battery Pl, first floor
New York, NY 10004
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Phone: (212) 209-6036

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