Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School (03M860)

215 West 114 Street, Manhattan, NY 10026, Manhattan
Phone: 212-865-9260
Email: enrollment@fda2.net
Hours: 8:00am - 2:45pm
School Website: https://fda2.net
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43792
Admissions Information: https://tinyurl.com/y6n4unr7
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/03M860/HS/
Subway: 2, 3 to 110th St-Central Park North; B, C to 116th St
Bus: M1, M10, M102, M11, M116, M2, M3, M4, M7
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About

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.

Academic Highlights: College Courses (i.e. Intro to Personal Finance) through National Education Equity Lab

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Extended Day, Internships Available, Multi-Session School, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Uniform

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Uncredited]), ELA (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Activities
Chess, Coding, Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) , National Honor Society , Video Gaming Club , Culinary Arts , Debate , Robotics , Visual Media , Wellness , Peer Group Connection (PGC), Broadway Junior
Programs
The Douglass STEM Institute(M39A)
Science & Math

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.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
251
259
    Grade 12 Students
49
43
    Grade 11 Students
61
62
    Grade 10 Students
74
70
    Grade 9 Students
67
84
Graduation %
86
92
College %
48
64
The Douglass STEM Institute (M39A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

58 / 75 (0.77)
18 / 20 (0.90)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 65% responded
Academic Rigor 
  67.00%
Academic Engagement 
  55.08%
Safety 
  71.44%
Bully Prevention 
  59.13%
Inclusivity 
  84.50%
Mental Support 
  64.70%
Environment 
  65.45%
Post-School Support 
  77.55%
Teacher Responses - 60% responded
Academic Rigor 
  77.67%
School Satisfaction 
  66.17%
Student Behavior 
  39.33%
Student Support 
  81.47%
School Leadership 
  79.33%
Instructional Clarity 
  77.60%
Instructional Development 
  80.47%
Post-School Support 
  97.09%
Family Responses - 20% responded
Education 
  85.50%
Teacher Support 
  80.17%
Safety 
  87.67%
School Community 
  83.78%
School Leadership 
  91.73%
Post-School Support 
  86.00%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  88.10%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  49
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  34
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  79.90%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  391
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  411
Postsecondary
2-Year College 32.10%
4-Year College 21.40%
Unknown 46.50%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 54.20%
Female 45.80%
English Language Learners:
  13.10%
Students with IEPs:
  30.30%
Economic Need Index:
  91.20%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.80%
Black 58.20%
Hispanic 35.10%
White 2.80%
Other 3.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 13.20%
Black 28.90%
Hispanic 18.40%
White 31.60%
Other 7.90%
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