Life Academy High School for Film and Music (21K559)

2630 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-333-7750
Email: PMUSSINGTONMATTHEWS@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV
Hours: 8:15am - 2:31pm
School Website: https://LIFEACADEMYHSNYC.ORG
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/48328
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/21K559/HS/
Subway: D to Bay 50th St; N to 86th St
Bus: B1, B3, B4, B6, B64, B82, B82-SBS, X28, X38
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About

At LIFE Academy High School for Film and Music, we infuse the study of film, filmmaking, video/audio production, and new media into student-centered, project-based courses. We focus on building communication skills through writing, presentation, and creativity. We seek students who want to learn in an exciting atmosphere of excellence and creative collaboration. We offer customized instructional support and challenging academic program in a supportive learning environment.

Academic Highlights: Customized instruction to meet the needs of all learners, Work Based Learning Opportunities, Internship program, Art and Film Production courses including cinematography, storyboarding art, video editing, script writing, voice over, CUNY College Now, National Honor Society

Other Features: College Trips, Summer Bridge

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 Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket
Activities
Double Dutch, My Sister's Keepers, My Brother's Keepers, National Honors Society, GSA, Gaming Club, Beautification Committee, Theater Club, After-School Tutoring, Film, Piano Class, Student Government, iLearn, AP for All, College Now
Programs
Life Academy High School for Film and Music(L38A)
Visual Art & Design

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
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
247
263
    Grade 12 Students
69
63
    Grade 11 Students
55
73
    Grade 10 Students
66
56
    Grade 9 Students
57
71
Graduation %
91
97
College %
64
51
Life Academy High School for Film and Music (L38A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

14 / 66 (0.21)
7 / 15 (0.47)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 61% responded
Academic Rigor 
  60.00%
Academic Engagement 
  51.42%
Safety 
  78.78%
Bully Prevention 
  75.63%
Inclusivity 
  80.60%
Mental Support 
  64.80%
Environment 
  63.55%
Post-School Support 
  73.22%
Teacher Responses - 38% responded
Academic Rigor 
  89.00%
School Satisfaction 
  88.17%
Student Behavior 
  68.78%
Student Support 
  96.80%
School Leadership 
  95.67%
Instructional Clarity 
  93.80%
Instructional Development 
  92.76%
Post-School Support 
  98.25%
Family Responses - 13% responded
Education 
  74.25%
Teacher Support 
  77.33%
Safety 
  88.67%
School Community 
  77.56%
School Leadership 
  87.09%
Post-School Support 
  89.00%

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. %
  84.30%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  53
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  44
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  51.40%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  406
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  412
Postsecondary
2-Year College 20.00%
4-Year College 32.30%
Unknown 47.70%

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 49.00%
Female 51.00%
English Language Learners:
  27.50%
Students with IEPs:
  21.50%
Economic Need Index:
  89.20%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 10.90%
Black 17.00%
Hispanic 51.80%
White 18.20%
Other 2.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 52.90%
Other 47.10%
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