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Frederick Douglass Academy

Frederick Douglass Academy is a coeducational public school for students in grades 6 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Frederick Douglass Academy says

Our goal is to provide a curriculum that enables our students to enter a selective college or university of their choice. All students must abide by our 12 Non-Negotiable Rules and Student Creed.

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Six Academies: Academy of Academic Professions; Academy of Engineering, Mathematics & Technology; Academy of Medicine & Applied Science; Academy of Law, Public Service & International Relations; Academy of Broadcasting, Media & Journalism; and Academy of Performing Arts. Others: College Now, Gilder Lehman Institute of American History, SAT Preparation, FIRST Robotics, Achieve Now, Naviance (online college search, application & tracking); Jupiter Grade (online progress report), Rosetta Stone (online language enrichment program); Mentoring, Tutoring & Mediation; After-school, weekend and holiday academic and enrichment programs

Program Overview

Advanced Placement courses offered to all students. Art, Music and Dance are also offered.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 320

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Required Grades

  • Math: 85-100
  • Science: 85-100
  • Social Studies: 85-100
  • English: 85-100


Buses: BX19, BX6, M1, M10, M102, M2, M3, M7

Trains: A, B, C, D to 145th St; 3 to Harlem - 148 St



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



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • Then to Districts 3, 4, and 5 students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



85% of students graduate from Frederick Douglass Academy

Test Scores

1374 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 474
SAT Verbal 458
SAT Writing 442

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Frederick Douglass Academy received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP European History
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP United States History
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 1,549
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 102
7 109
8 146
9 332
10 314
11 291
12 255
Ungraded 1

Frederick Douglass Academy's relatively even 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 Frederick Douglass Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 19 : 1
Gender 52% Male / 48% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

78% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Frederick Douglass Academy.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 1%
Hispanic/Latino 23%
Black or African American 74%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 18 incidents of bullying last year at Frederick Douglass Academy, which equals 0.0117 incidents per student.


After-school, weekend & holiday academic and enrichment programs; Art, Dance, Music, Chorus, Drama, Chess, Gardening, Debate, Karate, Sports, Student Government, School Radio, School Newspaper; Mentoring, Tutoring & Mediation Programs; Botany, Greenhouse, Hydroponic & Horticulture Programs; Maroon & Gold Beautification Team, White & Blue Sustainability Team; National and National Junior Honor Societies; Hayden Math & Science Programs; Schwartz Science Scholars, Albert Schweitzer's Leadership for Life Program; local and international travels (e.g. Florida, Nashville, Canada, Brazil, Japan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Ireland)
  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Math Team
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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