Women's Academy Of Excellence

Summary:

Women's Academy Of Excellence is a public high school located in the Bronx, New York, serving 167 students in grades 9-12. The student body is diverse, with Hispanic students making up the largest group at 39.52%, followed by African American students at 28.74%, White students at 11.98%, and Asian students at 11.98%.

While Women's Academy Of Excellence has seen some improvements in recent years, it still faces significant challenges. The school's four-year graduation rate has increased from 59.3% in 2018-2019 to 75.8% in 2022-2023, but this still lags behind the state average of 79.7%. The school's dropout rate has fluctuated, ranging from a high of 20.3% in 2018-2019 to a low of 9.8% in 2021-2022, with the current rate of 17.2% still significantly higher than the state average. Additionally, the school has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 52.0%, more than three times the state average of 15.2%. On academic assessments, the school's performance on Regents exams is generally below the state and district averages, with only 50% of students proficient or better in Regents/Algebra I, compared to the state average of 64.62%.

When compared to other schools in the same district, Mott Hall V, Cinema School (The), and Bronx Arena High School, Women's Academy Of Excellence generally performs below the district averages on key metrics such as graduation rates, test scores, and chronic absenteeism. The school's performance on various subgroups, such as Asian and African American students, is also below the state averages. While the school has seen a significant increase in its per-student spending, from $18,973 in 2019-2020 to $28,918 in 2022-2023, the impact on student outcomes is not yet evident. Addressing these challenges will require a comprehensive approach, including targeted interventions, increased support for students, and a focus on improving the overall educational experience at the school.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 456 White Plains Rd
       Bronx, NY  10473


(718) 542-0740

District: New York City Geographic District # 8

SchoolDigger Rank:
1101st of 1,228 New York High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $28,918 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  6.4 Help
Number of students:  167

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
39.5%
African American:
28.7%
White:
12.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.6% Help


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Compare Details Women's Academy Of Excellence ranks worse than 89.7% of high schools in New York. It also ranks 13th among 17 ranked high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.06. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Women's Academy Of Excellence freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Women's Academy Of Excellence is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (39.5%), African American (28.7%), Asian (12%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 88.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Women's Academy Of Excellence is 6.4, which is the lowest among 17 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Women's Academy Of Excellence is $28,918, which is the 2nd highest among 17 high schools in the New York City Geographic District # 8.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Women's Academy Of Excellence:

SchoolDigger ranks Women's Academy Of Excellence 1101st of 1228 New York public high schools. (See Women's Academy Of Excellence in the ranking list.)

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New York City Geographic District # 8:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District # 8 742nd of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Women's Academy Of Excellence

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Rank History for all students at Women's Academy Of Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 62.35 396th 1002 60.5%
2008 35.69 746th 1027 27.4%
2009 22.66 866th 1086 20.3%
2010 30.79 818th 1117 26.8%
2011 18.38 982nd 1165 15.7%
2012 15.52 997th 1198 16.8%
2013 20.99 936th 1217 23.1%
2014 19.26 974th 1237 21.3%
2015 27.50 918th 1255 26.9%
2016 20.78 1046th 1255 16.7%
2017 12.06 1051st 1221 13.9%
2018 12.56 1051st 1210 13.1%
2019 5.27 1149th 1207 4.8%
2022 5.55 1128th 1190 5.2%
2023 10.06 1101st 1228 10.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Women's Academy Of Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.44 316th 546 42.1%
2019 23.01 489th 565 13.5%
2022 26.14 400th 481 16.8%
2023 42.48 316th 583 45.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Women's Academy Of Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.75 983rd 1095 10.2%
2019 15.13 1046th 1132 7.6%
2022 5.86 1036th 1038 0.2%
2023 27.75 848th 1130 25.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Women's Academy Of Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.63 1069th 1154 7.4%
2019 6.33 1118th 1179 5.2%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Women's Academy Of Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.58 357th 498 28.3%
2019 30.63 368th 493 25.4%
2022 27.52 304th 389 21.9%
2023 50.23 218th 531 58.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Women's Academy Of Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.79 1063rd 1176 9.6%
2019 4.24 1160th 1193 2.8%
2022 5.09 1110th 1155 3.9%
2023 9.27 1107th 1197 7.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Women's Academy Of Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.19 407th 426 4.5%
2019 17.66 390th 447 12.8%
2022 1.58 381st 386 1.3%
2023 23.87 349th 424 17.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Women's Academy Of Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.75 464th 679 31.7%
2019 21.71 573rd 686 16.5%
2022 16.70 538th 593 9.3%
2023 32.47 448th 671 33.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Women's Academy Of Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.62 771st 791 2.5%
2019 6.37 789th 815 3.2%
2022 7.90 730th 760 3.9%
2023 7.11 826th 851 2.9%
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Rank History for White students at Women's Academy Of Excellence

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 0.99 785th 793 1.0%
2022 0.16 735th 738 0.4%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Women's Academy Of Excellence

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 0 89 4 57 0 n/a n/a 0 150
2007 1 135 6 100 1 n/a n/a 0 243
2008 2 151 5 136 1 n/a n/a 0 295
2009 4 155 5 117 1 n/a n/a 0 282
2010 7 154 7 137 2 n/a n/a 0 307
2011 10 136 8 153 1 0 0 0 308
2012 10 174 10 176 2 1 0 0 373
2013 10 190 13 186 2 2 7 0 410
2014 11 185 12 175 2 0 6 0 391
2015 10 181 11 140 3 0 10 0 355
2016 13 156 23 133 6 0 6 0 337
2017 20 125 24 117 5 5 3 0 299
2018 31 114 25 92 6 4 4 0 276
2019 38 92 24 83 4 4 1 0 246
2020 30 81 17 106 5 1 3 0 243
2021 27 69 18 77 3 1 3 0 198
2022 24 64 22 68 4 2 6 0 190
2023 20 48 20 66 3 2 8 0 167

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Women's Academy Of Excellence

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 150 8.0 18.8 78.7
2007 243 12.1 20.1 81.5
2008 295 19.2 15.4 74.6
2009 282 18.0 15.7 53.9
2010 307 17.0 18.0 n/a
2011 308 17.8 17.2 82.8
2012 373 22.3 16.6 80.4
2013 410 23.2 17.6 84.1
2014 391 25.2 15.5 85.9
2015 355 25.0 14.2 88.2
2016 337 25.0 13.4 90.2
2017 299 22.8 13.1 93
2018 276 21.0 13.1 93.1
2019 246 21.0 11.7 89.4
2020 243 25.5 9.5 92.2
2021 198 25.5 7.7 95.5
2022 190 25.9 7.3 92.1
2023 167 25.9 6.4 88.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Women's Academy Of Excellence

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 150 8.0 18.8 78.7
2007 243 12.1 20.1 81.5
2008 295 19.2 15.4 74.6
2009 282 18.0 15.7 53.9
2010 307 17.0 18.0 n/a
2011 308 17.8 17.2 82.8
2012 373 22.3 16.6 80.4
2013 410 23.2 17.6 84.1
2014 391 25.2 15.5 85.9
2015 355 25.0 14.2 88.2
2016 337 25.0 13.4 90.2
2017 299 22.8 13.1 93
2018 276 21.0 13.1 93.1
2019 246 21.0 11.7 89.4
2020 243 25.5 9.5 92.2
2021 198 25.5 7.7 95.5
2022 190 25.9 7.3 92.1
2023 167 25.9 6.4 88.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely Immunized
201594.3%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Women's Academy Of Excellence

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,862 (10.3%) $16,145 (89.7%) $18,006
2020 $1,410 (7.4%) $17,564 (92.6%) $18,973
2021 $2,303 (9.9%) $20,901 (90.1%) $23,204
2022 $3,332 (12.9%) $22,539 (87.1%) $25,871
2023 $2,598 (9.0%) $26,320 (91.0%) $28,918

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Women's Academy Of Excellence

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1149th of 1207 High schoolsRanks 1101st of 1228 High schools
 5.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Women's Academy Of Excellence)42.450
 7.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District # 8)49.543.9
 5.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course Chemistry (Women's Academy Of Excellence)205.3
 14.7%
   End of Course Chemistry (New York City Geographic District # 8)25.118.4
 6.7%
   End of Course Chemistry (New York)73.165.2
 7.9%
End of Course Algebra II (Women's Academy Of Excellence)61.50
 61.5%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York City Geographic District # 8)42.122.5
 19.6%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York)82.764.1
 18.5%
End of Course English (Women's Academy Of Excellence)58.354.1
 4.3%
   End of Course English (New York City Geographic District # 8)67.861
 6.8%
   End of Course English (New York)83.976.9
 6.9%
End of Course Geometry (Women's Academy Of Excellence)9.19.4
 0.3%
   End of Course Geometry (New York City Geographic District # 8)31.923.5
 8.5%
   End of Course Geometry (New York)70.153.2
 17%
End of Course Global History and Geography (Women's Academy Of Excellence)3048.3
 18.3%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York City Geographic District # 8)50.948.2
 2.7%
   End of Course Global History and Geography (New York)78.873.6
 5.2%
End of Course Living Environment (Women's Academy Of Excellence)31.923.1
 8.8%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York City Geographic District # 8)48.247.1
 1.1%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York)73.265.7
 7.5%
End of Course Physics (Women's Academy Of Excellence)62.50
 62.5%
   End of Course Physics (New York City Geographic District # 8)41.613.2
 28.4%
   End of Course Physics (New York)81.668.1
 13.5%
End of Course U.S. History and Government (Women's Academy Of Excellence)44.929.6
 15.2%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (New York City Geographic District # 8)4757.1
 10.2%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (New York)76.979.7
 2.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students246167
 32.1%
African American9248
 47.8%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian2420
 16.7%
Hispanic8366
 20.5%
Pacific Islander42
 50%
White3820
 47.4%
Two or More Races18
 700%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.4%88.6%
 0.8%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 167 students attended Women's Academy Of Excellence.

Women's Academy Of Excellence ranks in the bottom 10.3% of New York high schools.

Students at Women's Academy Of Excellence are 40% Hispanic, 29% African American, 12% White, 12% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 2% American Indian, 1% Pacific Islander.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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