Academy for Young Writers

183 South 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 | (718) 388-1194
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 375
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 375 high school students from grades 9-12
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 183 S 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Principal or Admin: Carolyn Yaffe
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 375
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 25.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 121 (32.3%)
  • Females: 254 (67.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Academy for Young Writers Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black22359.5%
Asian41.1%
Hispanic13636.3%
White123.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Academy for Young Writers
  Number Percent
9th Grade10728.5%
10th Grade9425.1%
11th Grade8422.4%
12th Grade7018.7%
Ungraded205.3%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 71-80%
Graduate & Dropout Information (2010)
Percent of Graduates Earning a Regents Diploma
School:
75.0%
District:
68.0%
State:
83.0%
Percent of Students That Dropped Out
School:
1.0%
District:
3.0%
State:
3.0%
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
School:
84.0%
State:
93.0%
Percent of Students Suspended
School:
12.0%
District:
5.0%
State:
5.0%
Teacher Experience & Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Less Than 3 Years of Experience
School:
24.0%
District:
11.0%
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Ph.D.
School:
12.0%
District:
37.0%
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
School:
15.0%
District:
16.0%
Turnover Rate For Teachers with Less Than 5 Years of Experience
School:
17.0%
District:
21.0%
Teacher Certification & Qualifications (2010)
Percent of Teachers Out of Certification
School:
4.0%
District:
8.0%
Percent of Classes Taught by Teachers Without Appropriate Certification
School:
18.0%
District:
10.0%
Percent of Core Classes Not Being Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
School:
2.0%
District:
10.0%
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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