School Details

Bedford Academy High School

1119 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 398-3061

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 362 students 18 students/teacher ( avg is )

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bedford Academy High School is a public high school. The principal of Bedford Academy High School is PRINCIPAL - MR. ADOFO A. MUHAMMAD, whose e-mail is 362 children attend Bedford Academy High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Bedford Academy High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 62% of the 362 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bedford Academy High School is 18:1. Brooklyn Academy High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 89% %
Hispanic 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Multiracial 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% None%
Limited English proficiency 1% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My son goes to Bedford and I am so happy he is. He is learning exactly what he should be as a Sophomore. This was a great choice for him and I am so glad they are there for him.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am blessed to have my son in this school. He loves going to school everyday. They really put learn first with the kids. A complete supportive atmosphere.

  • (5 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school. My daughter loves going to school every day. I am more involved with school functions than I have ever been. The Principal is great he has an open door policy and is always available to discuss whatever issue may arise. The Guidance Counselors are always there when needed. The teachers are always pushing my daughter to do better and give her all. The ladies in the office always have a smile on their faces and treat my daughter like their own. The School Safety Agents are always on point and keep the childrens' safety at the forefront. Thank you Bedford Academy High School for having space for my daughter when my husband and I came knocking.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have a wonderful principal who is in his second year and best of all we are like a family students parents and staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    wonderful environment for learning caring and dedicated staff.My first and second choice for my child. It's everything I expected and more. My daughter is one of the youngest high schoolers at Bedford and only greatness and excellenc is expected of her. The sky is the limit for her.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school's staff cares about the children and make them know that they are special and that they will achieve success.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bedford Academy makes every scholar the best they can be! The children are well known by every teacher and substandard is just not accepted as the norm. They encourage them to do their best. A great school

  • (5 years ago)

    Why is Bedford amazing? In my two years At Bedford Academy High School I have learned so much. I simply adore and admire my teachers I love their positive energy and I admire the fact that each and everyone of the staff memebers care about my academic excellence as well as my growth as a young africa-american female. In additon I love Bedford because im pushed to reach for the stars and I am always reminded of one very important thing each morning as I walk into the building 'Academic Empowerment is the Birth-right of every child' Quoted by Mr. Leonard the founder & former princpal of Bedford Academy... so why do I love Bedford because we're simply The best there is & best there ever will be

  • (5 years ago)

    Because of the high standards they uphold & the small class settings Higher learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bedford academy high school is a institution of excellence respect and honor1

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff of Bedford Academy help provide practical life experiences and academic opportunities to students. The practical experiences come through internships at institutions outside of their school environment. Students are better able to achieve their goals when they can connect practical life experiences with their academic work. The staff also communicates with parents regularly.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bedford Academy High School is so much a family with in a school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bedford Academy is an excellent school for higher learning lives up to their Academic standards; and the staff treats every child as their oriented hence their success!

  • (5 years ago)

    My God daughter attends Bedford Academy and it has been an excellent and inspiring experience for her. They strive for excellence in every student.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school my daughter is going to the 11th grade and she is doing great. She enjoys going to school

  • (6 years ago)

    The main distraction at the school is the handful of parents who seem to have a personal agenda against the new principal. As a veteran teacher I have observed that under the new principal Bedford has 1. Increased student involvement there are more student run organizations than ever including a mentoring program student government and female empowerment group; 2. Higher academic standards the ELA regents is taken Freshmen instead of Junior year more students are taking AP and College Now classes most of the January regents scores increased compared to last year; 3. Increased learning opportunities we had the best career day this year college tours professional speakers throughout the year professional and academic field trips NYU/Polytechnic partnership and so on. Some parents want the old administration to come back even though they chose to leave and they chose the new administration. We need these parents to work with us.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a teacher who is in the building every day I have to respectfully disagree with the parent's review stating that the school is in total disarray under the new administration. I have much respect for the prior administration and I think they did an excellent job in choosing the new administration. We are continuing everything that has made this school successful in the past and progressing in many areas. The college application process was smoother than ever this year and many of our seniors have already received acceptance leters and scholarships. Our partnerships with colleges are growing and more of our students are taking Advanced Placement courses. We improved our regents performance in many subjects. I have not experienced an increase in cursing or sagging. I don't even have to think about safety in this school; I get to focus my energy on challenging my students academically.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attends bedford academy I am very please with the rigorous academic process that is expected of the students to fulfill. I know the school will continue to be top rated. Parent involvement is very essential.

  • (7 years ago)

    What makes Bedford Academy exceptional is that upon entering the building there is a sense of family that permeates the whole atmosphere. In addition to the fine academics the students also receive character building/development. There is zero tolerence for students disrespecting one another and cursing as well. Parents are kept informed about their child's progress and lines of communication are always open. The PTA is a vibrant organization and staff members do not rush out of the door at 3 00 sharp!! Saturdays at Bedford Academy seem just like a regular school day.

  • (7 years ago)

    Mr. Leonard the teachers the staff the students and the parents are a fine example of how our schools schould be and can be. DL

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