Academy for Young Writers (19K404)

1065 Elton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-688-7230
Hours: 9:00am - 3:38pm
Principal: Tanisha Brown
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Bus: B13, B20, B6, B83, B84, BM5, Q8
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Young Writers is a small supportive community where excellent teaching, close relationships, and high expectations lead students to college and successful careers. We value respect, kindness, safety, and empathy. Classes are student-centered and project-based. We focus on developing reading, writing, discussion, and presentation skills, while encouraging the exploration of careers and self-expression through the arts. Advisory classes are the foundation of our community and support a restorative approach to discipline. Students are encouraged to build trusting relationships, to be themselves, to take risks, and to undergo personal growth over their four years. We seek parents and students who are interested in belonging to a close-knit school community. We are part of the Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) pilot, which helps us support career readiness for all our students. We have courses that help our ninth and tenth graders explore their career interests and develop readiness skills. Our students can apply for apprenticeships in tech, finance, and business, which allows them to earn and learn while in high school.

Academic Highlights: AP Courses Available, Academic Partnerships: College Now, SEO Scholars, Bottomline, The Opportunity Network, University of Pennsylvania, Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, CRMYA School, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Summer Session, Uniform, 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 Comparative Government and Politics, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Outdoor Track
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Step, Yoga, Volleyball
Journalism Club, Bring Change to Mind Mental Health Awareness, Mi Gente Club, My Brother's Keeper, My sister's Keeper, National honor society, Book publishing. Muslim Student Association (MSA), Mentor Through Literacy Book Club, Step Club, GSA
Academy for Young Writers(L22A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

College preparatory curriculum. Four years of math, science, English and history. Selective courses including writing, computer science, robotics, coding, arts, music, in-school SAT prep, and college counseling.

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 continuing 8th graders
  • (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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
0 / 78
0 / 72
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
579 (98) / 92
619 / 928
Academy for Young Writers (L22A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

68 / 75 (0.91)
30 / 17 (1.76)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 76% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 50% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 21% 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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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

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 12.90%
4-Year College 42.30%
Other Postsecondary 1.20%
Unknown 43.60%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 43.30%
Female 56.70%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 3.00%
Black 63.60%
Hispanic 27.50%
White 2.50%
Other 3.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 9.80%
Black 33.30%
Hispanic 21.60%
White 25.50%
Other 9.80%