Frederick Douglass Academy III Secondary School (09X517)

3630 Third Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456, Bronx
Phone: 718-538-9726
Hours: 08:20am - 02:50pm
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Bus: Bx11, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS
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Frederick Douglass Academy III had an 87% graduation rate for the 2021 - 2022 school year, and projects to have a 90% graduation rate for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Our Mission is to empower every scholar, every day through culturally relevant and engaging instruction with support for the whole child.

Academic Highlights: AP Courses Available, College in High School courses (Barnard College at Columbia University/Microeconomics, UPenn/Grit Lab: the psychology of passion, perseverance and success) through National Equity Grit Lab, Our scholars participate in College Now and we are National Honor's Society school, Additional course offerings such as Coding, Robotics, Entrepreneurship, College Exploration, Dance and Yoga.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, Extended Day, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (Advanced Placement), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Archery, Cheerleading, Dance
Behind the Book program in which our Grade 9 scholars create their own book, , Additional clubs such as: Boys and Girls, Mindfulness, Chess, Cooking, Video club and Music, Podcast club
Frederick Douglass Academy III(X63X)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

FDA III empowers every scholar, every day through culturally relevant programs: a structured and sequential curriculum, enrichment programs, mentorship and guidance, wellness supports, family engagement, clubs, sports, community development, and academic support. Our school provides AP courses, NYU College Advising, College Now classes at Lehman College, and opportunities for Mentorship and Summer Internships with Bronxworks.

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.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Frederick Douglass Academy III (X63X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

34 / 86 (0.40)
17 / 22 (0.77)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 86% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 33% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

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Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 19.10%
4-Year College 16.10%
Other Postsecondary 2.90%
Unknown 61.90%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 46.60%
Female 53.40%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Black 43.40%
Hispanic 55.70%
White 0.90%
Other 0.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 41.70%
Hispanic 29.20%
White 20.80%
Other 8.30%