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Frederick Douglass Academy

Overview written by the school: The Frederick Douglass Academy is a screened college preparatory school located in north Harlem. We are tremendously successful at sending students to top colleges throughout the country. High expectations and a challenging, rigorous curriculum are at the core of our mission; to equip students with the necessary tools and skills to become standouts in college and beyond. In our competitive school environment, each student is given an opportunity to select and attend one of our two academies within our school based on their individual interests.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 81.999999% (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: 88.999999% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 80.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 66.000003% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 74.000001% 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: Frederick Douglass Academy for the Humanities (FDAH)
Code: M75A
Program description: This program will prepare students for their choice of college studies and careers. Students are expected to take a minimum of two AP or CUNY College Now courses for which they are eligible which may include AP United States History, AP Microeconomics, AP European History, AP English, AP Spanish, AP Biology, AP Statistics, AP Calculus, AP Physics, and AP French. SUNY Old Westbury English Composition, College Algebra.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 126
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 478
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 34
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 130
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Districts 3, 4, and 5 students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents


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): No data
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, Fencing, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, 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, Fencing, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
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: Double Dutch
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: 1,072
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:48pm

Final grades: 6 to 12

Language classes: French, Japanese, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Psychology, AP European History, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Physics 1, AP Microeconomics, AP French Language and Culture, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Dress Code,Extended Day Program,Health Center,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Internships,Summer Orientation,Uniform,Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Central Harlem North-Polo Grounds
Neighborhood: Central Harlem North

School Number: M010

Community board: 110
Council district: 9
Census tract: 236
BIN: 1060198
BBL: 1020160100

About Frederick Douglass Academy


Address: 2581 7th Avenue, Manhattan NY 10039 (40.823988,-73.935746)
Latitude: 40.824319
Longitude: -73.93712
Phone number: 212-491-4107
Fax number: 212-491-4414
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 3 to Harlem-148th St; B, D to 155th St
Bus lines near the school: Bx13, Bx19, Bx6, M1, M10, M102, M2, M3, M7

Hotels near Frederick Douglass Academy

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Academic opportunities: 

CUNY College Now, Summer NYU, Syracuse, and Ithaca College Enrichment, Harlem DNA Lab partnership, SAT Prep, College Tours/Visits, HBO Mentoring

Naviance online college software/application tracking, Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF), Double Discovery Columbia University, Greenhouse

Urban Scholars-CUNY, TV Broadcasting, WFDA Radio-Full Recording Studio, College Credit through SUNY Old Westbury, School Newspaper and Magazine

Year-Round Robotics Program, Aviation/Aeronautics, Mentoring in Medicine, Be Her Circle Young Women's Empowerment After-school, Yearbook Club

Samba Band, Dance Academy, Aquilla Theatre Workshop, Chess, Debate, weekend and holiday academic enrichment, Vocal Ensemble

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