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Ezra Academy

Private | 7-12 | 122 students


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Posted May 19, 2014

It is a small and very caring place. You can make an impact and really get a lot out of it. Ezra is one of the few Jewish high schools where alumni are very proud to have gone there. Most of the teachers are very caring and will spend their personal time with you.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 11, 2013

If I had school age children, I would not think twice about enrolling them at Ezra Academy. It far exceeds all educational requirements. The teachers are amazing. The administration is extremely professional. The students quickly adapt and do very well. The environment in general is welcoming, safe, and provides the students and parents security. Thumbs up for Ezra. If you are looking for an excellent educational institution, don't think again...Ezra Academy is the place!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted November 7, 2010

Dedicated team of teachers and staff!!!!!

Posted November 7, 2010

great school - eah kid is an individual there and the academics are wonderful

Posted October 22, 2010

It's not a school, it's a big family. All the teachers are so warm, loving and supportive. And the best part of Ezra is they provide you with the knowledge you need and don't pressure you to be someone you're not.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 21, 2010

I love and respect Ezra Academy because the teachers are understanding and caring.They are our family away from home.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 19, 2010

its the best school, with amazing teachers

Posted October 19, 2010

Amazing school that really cares about the students.

Posted October 19, 2010

That's the school where taught me language as well as matters. Since I was an immigrant, Ezra Academy helped me blend with American culture.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 19, 2010

i went to ezra academy and it was the best years of my life still to this day i am in contact with my teachers from that school and talk about my day to day activites with them.

Posted October 19, 2010

I went to Ezra, so I can speak from experience. If you ask most of the teachers howling they have been working at Ezra most of them would say Over 30years. That can sum up everything in a nut shell. It's a family, and when a teacher puts their full heart into a student, the child will never ever forget that.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 24, 2010

Ezra is a wonderful school, warm and caring from the top on down. If I had more children to send there I would. I had 4 children who attended and each one went on to very fine colleges. Reading the negative comments below, and noticing the poor spelling in each, I can only figure that these were students who thrown out of the school. Ezra has a good policy of throwing out poor students as well as those who are behavior problems. Those students who stay the 4 years form good close bonds for years. I am also a former graduate of Ezra who owes my success and love for Judaism to Ezra Academy.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 24, 2010

Terrible school,loud disrespectful students that smell teachers that do not know how to teach terrible principals breakfest and lunch are served by gloveless russian couple the lunchroom and bathroom are a mess the locker room is used as a gym the lockers are 4in by 5in do not send your child ot this school it is a fron for a prison 10 hour days of torture and no proper education
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 23, 2008

As a former student of Ezra Academy, I can say with all honesty that my years at Ezra were the best years of my life. The teachers were caring and thoughtful, the principal was like a father to me. He helped me when I desperately needed help and support. Five stars- no question about it.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 13, 2008

i am a current senior in Ezra and am not satisfied with the academics at all if i had a second choice i would not attend this school. The teachers r terrible compared to the ones in public school and the kids r crazy very unserious and can make an impact on u as a student in a bad way. The good thing about ezra is the fun it provides but is that wat school is all about? i dont think so.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 2, 2008

my daughter is telling me that ezra is suc ha bad skool. she says that the teachers really cannot teach and the breakfast and lunch is horrible. the building is full of filth and very old and small. the students she tells me that they are very bad and they curse alot.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 12, 2007

Students suffer for lack of other students beahvior.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 8, 2006

my family loves this school. teachers are wonderful. principal is great. students are encouraged to get involved in all extra curicular activities. challenging curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 28, 2005

As an alumnus of the school, I would like to point out some of its good points. 1. Ezra is one of the only yeshivas which accepts students at any religious or Yeshiva studies backround. 2. Ezra is a small school with a warm atmosphere. Teachers all know everyone by first and last name. Students and teachers have a strong relationship. 3. Ezra instills strong moral values as well as having a strong secular and judaic studies program. 4. Although not every facility and extar curicular activity is offered. Boys and girls basketball is also offered as well as other boys sports.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted September 12, 2005

My years in Ezra were by far my most formative as well as my most memorable, I made lasting friendships with both the student body as well as the faculty, the personal attention and love that the students receive is incomparable to any school, its more of a family then a school.
—Submitted by a former student

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% N/A
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Black 0% 21%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 21%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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11945 Union Turnpike
Queens, NY 11375
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