Frederick Douglass Academy

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2581 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

New York, NY 10039

(212) 491-4107

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Grades: 6 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,500

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

23 Parent Reviews for Frederick Douglass Academy

Had to pull my daughter out of the middle school per fights, etc. I hear the high school is better...

Posted by a parent on 04/17/14

My daughters 1st year, started off ruff but the teachers Have reached out and are helping her come back

Posted by a parent on 04/17/14

The Frederick Douglass Academy, help turn my sons life around to the point where he's now a Senior at the United States Naval Academy No parents that your will succeed at Douglass if you stand with your child and the school.

Posted by a parent on 08/03/13

I have heard great things about this school. My sons will be attending soon and I am looking forward to a successful school year.

Posted by a other on 07/28/12

FDA has been an interesting experience for my daughter during her middle school years. She has been academically challenged, scoring an 83 on the Living Environments Regents exam in Grade 7. She has also been socially challenged in that she has spent a lot of her time just trying to to "fit in", but ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/15/10

I have been a faculty member at FDA for sometime now and I have unique perspective about the school. Like many reviewers, my views of the school have changed since I began working there. However, I have also realized FDA has many unique opportunities that few schools can offer. Many parents and ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 06/21/10

I was overjoyed when I found out that my Daughter was accepted to FDA because I had heard great things. That is until she actually attended and on three seperate occasions, my 13yr old child was sent home from the front door because of MINOR uniform issues. Never once did I get a phone call! Unacceptable! ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/30/10

Im also a freshmen and I agree with some of the comments that were said. Some teachers are disrespectful and some arent. There are some excellent teachers at FDA. The administration is definitly the worst part of FDA. Lunch is not as bed as it may seem. Some classes are organized and there arent alot ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/13/10

I am a freshman here. I was so excited when i got accepted having a b+ average. I now have an f average. This school was my worse mistake. The kids are too rowdy, there are fights almost everyday, the teachers don't teach they expect perfection without teaching you. The kids make fun of you if you don't ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/01/10

Provided the best public school education for my son. Proving that there are excellent public schools in the city of New York. The teaching staff was very beneficial in the achievements my son made.

Posted by a parent on 09/23/09

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Test Year: 2012
Frederick Douglass Academy
New York City Public Schools
New York
* In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.

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New York schools — Frederick Douglass Academy is located at 2581 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York NY 10039. 2581 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd is in the 10039 ZIP code in New York, NY The school district for Frederick Douglass Academy is the New York City Public Schools. Frederick Douglass Academy is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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