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East Williamsburg Scholars Academy

Overview written by the school: East Williamsburg Scholars Academy is grounded in the philosophy and practice of ensuring a nurturing environment wherein the individual academic, social, and emotional development of each student remains as the premise of our existence. Our school community consists of teachers who are unwavering in their dedication to supporting each child in reaching their peak potential, specifically embedded in daily instruction that upholds the essence of concrete learning enrichment, in conjunction with partnerships presenting students with opportunities to further their academic journey through Early College Now immersion. In essence, the leaders of today and tomorrow are made at East Williamsburg Scholars Academy.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 66% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 73% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 77% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 26% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 89% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Law Enforcement Academy
Code: K86A
Program description: Specialized Law Enforcement Academy program. Program includes courses in criminal justice, criminology, police science, forensics, constitutional law, and family & civil law. Activities include annual moot court and mock trial competitions, internships, and community service opportunities. Partnerships include John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Fordham Law School, Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, NYC Council, U.S Probations, U.S. District Court, and many more.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 82
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 196
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 45
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): ArtsSmart One on One Voice Lessons, Chess, Coding, College and Career Prep Program, Cultural Awareness Celebrations, Dance, Digital Music, Drama, EWUNSA (United Nations Club), Explorers, Extended Learning Academy, Full Concert Bands, Guitar Ensemble, Interships, Jazz Bands, Journalism, Leadership Academy, Men's Empowerment Program, Mentoring, Mock Trial, Moot Court, Multicultural, Peer Mediators, Percussion and Year Book.
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Golf
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 304
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:50pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: Cantonese, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Bushwick South
Neighborhood: Bushwick
Campus name: Grand Street Educational Campus
School Number: K450
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 301
Council district: 34
Census tract: 485
BIN: 3325733
BBL: 3030160001

About East Williamsburg Scholars Academy


Address: 850 GRAND STREET, BROOKLYN NY 11211
Latitude: 40.712184
Longitude: -73.939722
Phone number: 718-387-2800
Fax number: 718-387-3281
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: L to Grand St
Bus lines near the school: B24, B43, B60, Q54, Q59

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