East Williamsburg Scholars Academy (14K477)

850 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-387-2800
Email: lbernal3@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:15am - 2:35pm
School Website: https://www.ew-sa.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/40701
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/14K477/HS/
Subway: L to Grand St
Bus: B24, B43, B60, Q54, Q59
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About

East Williamsburg Scholars Academy is grounded in the philosophy and practice of ensuring a nurturing environment wherein the individual academic, social, and emotional development of each student remains as the premise of our existence. Our school community consists of teachers who are unwavering in their dedication to supporting each child in reaching their peak potential, specifically embedded in daily instruction that upholds the essence of concrete learning enrichment, in conjunction with partnerships presenting students with opportunities to further their academic journey through Early College Now immersion. In essence, the leaders of today and tomorrow are made at East Williamsburg Scholars Academy.

Academic Highlights: Performing Arts Major in Music. Courses available in Music are Percussion, Band, Jazz, Technical Theater, and Guitar. No previous experience necessary., College Level Courses offered on and off site by Long Island University, New York City Tech, and John Jay., iLearnNYC: program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning., Cyber Academy includes Computer Forensics/Cyber Security, and AP Computer Science

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, Extended Day, Health Center, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish

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 Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP World History: Modern, Other (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Golf
Other Sports
Basketball, Boxing, Dance, Fitness Club, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Activities
Conflict Resolution, Artsmart, LGBTQIA club, Leadership Program, College Now, Wellness Program, Civics for All, Cooking Class, Community Service Learning, Mentoring, My Sister's Keeper and My Brother's Keeper PSAL SPORTS - COED Golf PSAL SPORTS - GIRLS Basketball, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball PSAL SPORTS - BOYS Baseball, Basketball, Football, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Programs
Law Enforcement Academy(K86A)
Law & Government

Specialized Law Enforcement Academy program. Program includes courses in criminal justice, criminology, police science, forensics, constitutional law, and family & civil law. Activities include annual moot court and mock trial competitions, internships, and community service opportunities. Partnerships include John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Fordham Law School, Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, NYC Council, U.S Probations, U.S. District Court, and many more.

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) Open to New York City residents
Computer Forensics Program(K86B)
Computer Science & Technology

Program is a combination of law and technology sequenced courses preparing students to pursue careers in computer forensics and cyber-security. Computer forensics courses involve identifying, preserving, analyzing and presenting digital evidence and cyber-security technology include processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. Partnerships include LIU, PACE University, Microsoft, and many more.

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) Open to New York City residents
Instrumental Music(K86C)
Performing Arts

This programs offers courses in concert bands, jazz bands, chamber groups and music history which result in a 10-credit sequence. This sequence fulfills the requirements for the Advanced Regents Diploma.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
482
410
    Grade 12 Students
58
54
    Grade 11 Students
115
70
    Grade 10 Students
150
112
    Grade 9 Students
159
174
Graduation %
84
70
College %
36
33
Computer Forensics Program (K86B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

22 / 55 (0.40)
11 / 13 (0.85)
Offers - Waitlist
Instrumental Music (K86C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

16 / 55 (0.29)
5 / 13 (0.38)
Offers - Waitlist
Law Enforcement Academy (K86A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

29 / 80 (0.36)
2 / 18 (0.11)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 51% responded
Academic Rigor 
  68.29%
Academic Engagement 
  56.92%
Safety 
  75.11%
Bully Prevention 
  68.50%
Inclusivity 
  85.50%
Mental Support 
  69.60%
Environment 
  72.64%
Post-School Support 
  80.33%
Teacher Responses - 73% responded
Academic Rigor 
  85.67%
School Satisfaction 
  92.67%
Student Behavior 
  65.11%
Student Support 
  90.20%
School Leadership 
  88.33%
Instructional Clarity 
  86.20%
Instructional Development 
  85.82%
Post-School Support 
  94.13%
Family Responses - 6% responded
Education 
  83.80%
Teacher Support 
  74.50%
Safety 
  88.67%
School Community 
  77.11%
School Leadership 
  81.27%
Post-School Support 
  82.50%

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. %
  85.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  60
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  45
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  41.30%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  387
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  416
Postsecondary
2-Year College 16.00%
4-Year College 14.80%
Unknown 69.20%

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 57.20%
Female 42.80%
English Language Learners:
  43.20%
Students with IEPs:
  20.10%
Economic Need Index:
  90.50%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.00%
Black 15.40%
Hispanic 73.70%
White 2.90%
Other 7.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 16.20%
Black 32.40%
Hispanic 16.20%
White 32.40%
Other 2.80%
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