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Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School

Overview written by the school: Frederick Douglass Academy II is a college-preparatory secondary school focused on creating the next generation of society's leaders, who are committed to excellence in character, scholastic achievement, and community service through a rigorous academic curriculum that exceeds national standards. We are a nurturing and supportive community of learners that provides Scholars an extraordinary opportunity for personal growth.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 78% (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: 83% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 68% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 43% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 79% 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: The Douglass STEM Institute
Code: M39A
Program description: The Douglass STEM Institute prepares scholars for success in colleges and careers focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through a performance-task-based curriculum. In addition, to our core Science and Math sequence, scholars have access to AP courses as well as electives focused on robotics and engineering. Scholars will be equipped with a foundation of essential knowledge and skills to critically explore and solve real world problems.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 71
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 214
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 68
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

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

Requirement 1: Course Grades: Average
Requirement 2: Standardized Test Scores: Average
Requirement 3: Group Interview (On-Site)
Writing Exercise (On-Site)


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): BioBus, Chess, Chorus, College Access, College Essay Writing, CUNY College Now, Dance, Debate, Double Discovery, ExpandED Apprenticeships, Future Health & Science Professionals, GSA, Journalism, Painting, Peer Group Connections, Peer Health Exchange, President's Club, Regents Boot Camp, Robotics, SAT Prep, ScriptEd Computer Programming, S-Prep at Columbia University, Street Squash, Student Council, Theater, Video Gaming Club, Video Production, Yearbook, Youth Historians
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, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, 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, Flag Football, Golf, 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: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Track/Cross Country, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 362
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:45pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Uniform; Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Central Harlem South
Neighborhood: Central Harlem South

School Number: M088
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 110
Council district: 9
Census tract: 218
BIN: 1055204
BBL: 1018300019

About Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School


Address: 215 WEST 114TH STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10026
Latitude: 40.802207
Longitude: -73.954142
Phone number: 212-865-9260
Fax number: 212-865-9281
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 2, 3 to 110th St-Central Park North; B, C to 116th St
Bus lines near the school: M1, M10, M102, M11, M116, M2, M3, M4, M7

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We have a College Prep curriculum that includes four years of Science and Math. Scholars complete four Performance Tasks/Projects in each course every year.

We offer the following advanced Science & Math courses: Physics, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Calculus, Pre-Calculus

Humanities Courses integrate the arts & research. We offer six AP classes.

Partnerships with Columbia University & Lincoln Center provide opportunities to work with artists & other professionals.

Scholars are to complete at least 216 Hours of career development experiences by graduation, including internships and/or paid work experiences.

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