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Frederick Douglass Academy III Secondary School

Overview written by the school: Frederick Douglass Academy III builds in young scholars the cultural awareness, self-confidence, and academic rigor they need to prosper. With our learning community's high expectations & cultural consciousness our scholars are empowered, realize their full potential, & advocate for their education. FDA III graduates are leaders who use their knowledge and education to challenge and inspire their world. FDA III's commitment to service the whole scholar, 'every scholar every day', transforms FDA III into a hub of supports and resources that empower the greater community. Our learning community values the contributions of the greater community and partners with the greater community for our scholars' learning.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 61% (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: 75% 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: 51% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 87% 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 III
Code: X63X
Program description: We pride ourselves on our four core values: community awareness, respect, professionalism, and education. Scholars engage in a rigorous learning experience that encourages them to adopt these core values, starting as early as freshman year. FDA III empowers every scholar, every day through culturally relevant programs: a structured and sequential curriculum, enrichment programs, mentorship & guidance, wellness supports, family engagement, community development, and academic support.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 86
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 470
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 22
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 149
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Community Service


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): Art, Athletics, Book Club, Chess, Chorus, Computer Science and Technology, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) for Young Men, Film, Fitness, Homework Help, Media, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Scholar Ambassadors (Link Crew), Student Government, Video Game Club, Weight Lifting, Yearbook
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Soccer
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, 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: Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Cheerleading, Dance, Football, Track/Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Stunt, Volleyball, Soccer, Fencing
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 408
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internship Expected; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Not Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Claremont-Bathgate
Neighborhood: Claremont-Bathgate

School Number: X148
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 203
Council district: 16
Census tract: 14701
BIN: 2009611
BBL: 2029250001

About Frederick Douglass Academy III Secondary School


Address: 3630 THIRD AVENUE, BRONX NY 10456
Latitude: 40.833511
Longitude: -73.90449
Phone number: 718-538-9726
Fax number: 718-538-9796
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Bx11, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS

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Our core values: community awareness, respect, professionalism, and education are embedded in the education experience.

Peer Group Connection (9th grade): near peer mentoring program pairs seniors (trained leaders) with a group of 10-12 freshmen to mentor.

Spark House (10th grade): poetry and social justice course empowers scholars to write and perform original poems about topics that interest them.

College Prep: SAT class prepares scholars with test taking skills. The college readiness class supports scholars as they begin applying to college.

Supports include: tutoring, after-school programming, health & wellness supports, parent engagement, and professional development.

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