Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School (23K514)

226 Bristol Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-485-3789
Email: msarmstrong@fda7.org
Hours: 08:20am - 02:55pm
School Website: https://www.fda7.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/48217
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/23K514/HS/
Subway: 3 to Rockaway Av
Bus: B12, B14, B15, B60, B7
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About

Frederick Douglass Academy VII HS provides students with college readiness and career exploration opportunities. The school's mission is to foster a collaborative work environment which nurtures intellectual diversity and prepares students to attend institutions of higher learning and become active members of society. Students participate in AP courses, College Now, college tours, SAT preparatory workshops, Lifeguard Cert., Certified Nursing Assistant Program, Barbering, Drivers Ed, and many more internships based on individual interests. Our students graduate as productive citizens who are prepared for post-secondary learning and are equipped with a wealth of experiences including community service, domestic and international travel.

Academic Highlights: AP Courses Available, College Now courses

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Dress Code, Internship Expected, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, 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 Art History, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Uncredited])
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch
Other Sports
Step, Swimming, Table Tennis
Activities
Elbaum Clubhouse, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Inc. , New Visions, Bro Experience, Stem in Dance, Ifetayo , Camba
Programs
College Preparation Program(K80X)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Intensive academic program focused on English language arts, communications, mathematics, journalism, public speaking, dance, and art. College preparatory advisory in grade 10.

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 Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
223
169
    Grade 12 Students
29
36
    Grade 11 Students
23
28
    Grade 10 Students
78
27
    Grade 9 Students
93
78
Graduation %
96
100
College %
54
70
College Preparation Program (K80X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

48 / 88 (0.55)
21 / 20 (1.05)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 92% responded
Academic Rigor 
  73.57%
Academic Engagement 
  62.50%
Safety 
  70.78%
Bully Prevention 
  61.75%
Inclusivity 
  90.70%
Mental Support 
  73.60%
Environment 
  72.55%
Post-School Support 
  86.78%
Teacher Responses - 94% responded
Academic Rigor 
  89.00%
School Satisfaction 
  80.50%
Student Behavior 
  48.44%
Student Support 
  93.33%
School Leadership 
  87.47%
Instructional Clarity 
  86.80%
Instructional Development 
  89.94%
Post-School Support 
  95.88%
Family Responses - 84% responded
Education 
  97.00%
Teacher Support 
  90.00%
Safety 
  94.33%
School Community 
  87.78%
School Leadership 
  95.91%
Post-School Support 
  97.00%

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. %
  93.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  31
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  33
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  66.10%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  406
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  414
Postsecondary
2-Year College 33.30%
4-Year College 13.30%
Other Postsecondary 2.20%
Unknown 51.20%

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 51.10%
Female 48.90%
English Language Learners:
  7.20%
Students with IEPs:
  26.90%
Economic Need Index:
  90.30%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.40%
Black 73.50%
Hispanic 19.30%
White 0.90%
Other 5.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 38.90%
White 33.30%
Other 27.80%
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