Scholars' Academy

Public 6-12

 320 Beach 104th St
       Rockaway Park, NY  11694


 (718) 474-6918

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District: New York City Geographic District #27

SchoolDigger Rank:
100th of 1,232 New York High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.8
Number of students:  1,375

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
99.6%


Racial breakdown:

White:
42.0%
Hispanic:
20.0%
Asian:
19.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.9%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 22, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Scholars' Academy ranked better than 98.3% of middle schools in New York. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.73. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019, Scholars' Academy ranked better than 91.9% of high schools in New York. It also ranked first among 15 ranked high schools in the New York City Geographic District #27! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.28. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Scholars' Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42%), Hispanic (20%), Asian (19.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 47.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the New York City Geographic District #27. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Scholars' Academy is 18.8, which is the highest among 15 high schools in the New York City Geographic District #27! (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Scholars' Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Scholars' Academy 24th of 1439 New York public middle schools. (See Scholars' Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Scholars' Academy 100th of 1232 New York public high schools. (See Scholars' Academy in the ranking list.)

New York City Geographic District #27:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District #27 569th of 810 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Scholars' Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 96.65 1st 1095 99.9%
2007 94.42 4th 1123 99.6%
2008 91.30 9th 1185 99.2%
2009 89.06 3rd 1224 99.8%
2010 95.41 6th 1243 99.5%
2011 96.48 8th 1295 99.4%
2012 96.02 9th 1337 99.3%
2013 99.93 4th 1373 99.7%
2014 99.88 2nd 1401 99.9%
2015 85.53 138th 1407 90.2%
2016 99.28 11th 1429 99.2%
2017 99.41 10th 1455 99.3%
2018 98.96 8th 1438 99.4%
2019 98.73 24th 1439 98.3%

Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Scholars' Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 82.18 5th 1002 99.5%
2008 76.30 65th 1027 93.7%
2009 75.22 94th 1086 91.3%
2010 76.97 71st 1117 93.6%
2011 77.96 71st 1165 93.9%
2012 81.09 46th 1198 96.2%
2013 84.19 24th 1217 98.0%
2014 85.70 15th 1237 98.8%
2015 86.82 17th 1255 98.6%
2016 86.16 24th 1255 98.1%
2017 82.06 83rd 1221 93.2%
2018 79.28 99th 1210 91.8%

Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Open Quote So I will give this school two stars, because my 6th grade experience was relatively enjoyable, at least academically. Nonetheless, the school is completely and utterly overrated. This is how it works. You get accepted, and you think to yourself, "I'm so proud of myself, I got into one of NYC's top schools." You're so psyched to go there, and you spend your whole summer thinking about how amazing of an experience this is going to be for you. Now, when I was there, 6th grade could go either way, a total mess, or a completely enjoyable experience. Thankfully, I had fantastic teachers for 6th grade, and I was a top student in my class, moreover, my cohort. However, the best of the best: Ms. Anne Marie Todes has retired now, and for the rest of these teachers, they're all average. You see there are three cohorts, or clusters of homerooms, with an average of 3 homerooms in each, no more, maybe less. You get randomly mixed up, not based on school smarts or grades or anything like that. It's all a matter of luck. You might be in Cohort A and have phenomenal teachers, and be in Cohort B and have a horrendous math teacher. Every year, my best subject seemed to change, based on the teacher. You don't necessarily get a lot of homework in Scholars'. However, the never ending projects each marking period that you're assigned to do in each class definitely make up for that time. I know this may sound a bit rude, as I AM one of Scholars' past students, but most kids make it nearly impossible to make strong bonds and develop trust. The thing is, absolutely no one in the school has respect for anyone. Kids have their priorities all screwed up. They're more focused about the drama and the gossip than their grades and homework. As I was one of the top kids in my class, everyday I would be asked for test and quiz answers, and was then accused for cheating once I raised my hand to ask if I may move my seat, as I would never dare rat someone out, yet, my grades are my grades, and I've worked hard studying for them. I won't simply give them away, as once the person gets their paper back and sees THEIR grade, suppose they might get a reality check and realize they need to study harder. Most teachers don't push you to do your best, yet you get reprimanded if you dont do what's expected of you. Yes, everyone SHOULD know what's expected of them, but unfortunately, most students in this school do not. In addition, bullying is a HUGE issue in this school. Nonetheless, there's only one thing I can advise you of, never ever go to the guidance counselors for anything. Absolutely anything. Either work it out on your own or grow up and ignore the issue. The infamous guidance counselors in our school are notorious for making your child's life a living hell. I'm not going to sugarcoat anything here, they accuse innocent victims, and then simply write you up on your permanent record. For absolutely nothing. The amount of times your child will miss class for something of such ridicule is extremely mind boggling. In 6th grade, I was involved in two incidents, one, a bullying issue, the other, innapropriate behavior on a bus, well, not from me, from another child and I was a "witness." The system is absolutely pathetic. I refused to say anything because I knew what would happen to this child if I did, plus, I won't ever allow myself to get involved in any drama, it is not only against my religion, but against the standards I set for myself. For me at least, getting involved in such ridiculous matter such as this is a sin. As the majority of the school is Catholic Irish, those who aren't are bullied for their race and their religion. I can't even begin to explain how many times I've been called something that involved my religion. If you're Jewish, African American, or Hindu, I hope you're not too sensitive. That's all I will say. This school has changed me so much as a person it's insane, and trust me, not in a good way. I may have become a better writer, a stronger and more analytical mathematician and scientist, yet, the damage is done, there's no going back. I used to be an outgoing child with no complexes, now, I'm not only insecure about my appearance and all my actions, but I shut everyone out. I've learned to trust no one, and that until we get to college and possibly high school, all these "friendships" are just not worth it. In a way, I commend this school for making me a stronger individual, yet, some people may not have the strength to put up with what I went through. Everyone's different. Parents, you know your children much better than I do. I just really wish the reputation within the school was as phenomenal as the expected reputation of "The Scholars' Academy." The name of the school should reflect on the student's behavior and the teacher's skill in and of itself, yet, in simplest terms, this school is a chaotic mess. Definitely anything but scholarly. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, April 23, 2012

Open Quote this is an excellent school. It's the best Close Quote


by a student
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Open Quote This school is an amazing school, its really an enjoyable experience for students who attend it. I loved the middle school and I plan on loving my high school experience at Scholars as well. Close Quote


by a student
Monday, May 17, 2010

Open Quote This school is very good. It has many enrichment courses that it offers. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Scholars' Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 145 83 40 27 1 n/a n/a 0 296
2007 223 107 66 53 2 n/a n/a 0 451
2008 290 122 112 73 5 n/a n/a 0 602
2009 367 125 147 95 5 n/a n/a 0 739
2010 412 157 162 110 7 n/a n/a 0 848
2011 443 194 194 129 10 0 0 0 970
2012 442 205 234 169 12 0 0 0 1062
2013 416 215 272 187 11 0 6 0 1107
2014 488 225 292 231 10 0 5 0 1251
2015 532 239 281 233 12 n/a 5 0 1302
2016 540 250 271 230 12 n/a 3 0 1306
2017 556 244 274 253 14 5 5 0 1351
2018 578 229 265 275 14 5 9 0 1375

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

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Scholars' Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 296 18.0 16.4 42.9
2007 451 23.0 19.6 40.1
2008 602 34.0 17.7 38.4
2009 739 36.0 20.5 44.0
2010 848 39.9 21.2 n/a
2011 970 43.0 22.5 46.6
2012 1062 45.9 23.0 51.2
2013 1107 49.3 22.4 59.7
2014 1251 52.9 23.6 53.1
2015 1302 57.0 22.8 49.5
2016 1306 61.0 21.4 48.2
2017 1351 67.5 20.0 47.4
2018 1375 72.9 18.8 47.9

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Scholars' Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 296 18.0 16.4 42.9
2007 451 23.0 19.6 40.1
2008 602 34.0 17.7 38.4
2009 739 36.0 20.5 44.0
2010 848 39.9 21.2 n/a
2011 970 43.0 22.5 46.6
2012 1062 45.9 23.0 51.2
2013 1107 49.3 22.4 59.7
2014 1251 52.9 23.6 53.1
2015 1302 57.0 22.8 49.5
2016 1306 61.0 21.4 48.2
2017 1351 67.5 20.0 47.4
2018 1375 72.9 18.8 47.9

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
201599.6%

Data source: New York State Department of Health




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