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Wings Academy

Wings Academy is a coeducational public audition school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Education Quality
84
Cost Of Living
67
Climate
77
Outcomes
Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban

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Wings Academy's Full Profile

Overview

Overview

Wings Academy says

In September 1994, the New York City Department of Education, the Center for Collaborative Education and the Coalition of Essential Schools sponsored the first systemic effort to redesign a large high school in the Bronx. Wings Academy was one of five pioneering small schools resulting from that effort, founded on the premise of helping young people use their minds well. Our primary goal is to develop students' habits of mind, which will encourage respect for lifelong learning, purposefulness and success.

Curriculum

Double periods (90 minutes), Library, Art Studio, Dance Studio, Classes with our Partners, Senior Thesis, College Now, Jose Serrano Leadership Institute, Upward Bound

Programs

A co-ed dance program teaching various techniques in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and choreography, culminating in college preparatory auditions

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 50

Admission Method: Audition

An accelerated Regents testing program that enables students to earn Advanced Regents Diplomas and become eligible to take Advanced Placement tests and college level courses

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 100

Admission Method: Educational option

Transportation

Buses: BX21, BX36, BX40, BX9, Q44

Trains: 2, 5 to East 180th St

Finance

Finance

Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Admissions

Admissions

Entrance Requirements

  • Audition

Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2

Academics

Academics

72% of students graduate from Wings Academy

Test Scores

1114 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 374
SAT Verbal 378
SAT Writing 362

NYC Report Card

C
Environment
D
Progress
C
Performance
C
Overall Score
C
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 532
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 174
10 134
11 106
12 118

Wings Academy's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Wings Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

80% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Wings Academy.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Hispanic/Latino 42%
Black or African American 55%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Bullying

There were 57 incidents of bullying last year at Wings Academy, which equals 0.1098 incidents per student.

Extracurriculars

Academic Excursions, Chess, College Trips, Community Service, Debate, Explorers Program, Fit for Life, Journalism, Music, Photography/Art, Saturday School, School Newspaper, Step, Tutorials, Yearbook.
  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate
  • Photography Club
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Outdoor Track
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
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