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About This School

City College Academy of the Arts is a public high school in New York. The principal of City College Academy of the Arts is MS. BERNEDETTE DRYSDALE, whose e-mail is bdrysdale@schools.nyc.gov. 586 students attend City College Academy of the Arts and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 6% of the City College Academy of the Arts students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 586 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at City College Academy of the Arts is 11:1. Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 92% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 88%
Limited English proficiency 6% 38%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It's seriously amazing and life changing because everyone there is so dedicated of their work and friends. Even the teachers there are great they care for us and they make us laugh when we have our worst days they are the kind of teachers who don't give up on our education .

  • (4 years ago)

    The communication between the administration and parents is awful. The administration never plans ahead. They inform parents of activities at the last minute. They tell you one thing at the beginning of the school year and end up doing something entirely different in the middle of the year. Parents have addressed this situation w/ the principal and she seems to be in total denial. We will keep pressing for the administration to create an academic calendar and stick to the actual dates and planned events.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love City College of the Arts because the principal Dr. Drysdale is very welcoming. She works closely with the students to enable them to succeed in all areas. The teachers are also devoted.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school gives alot of opportunities and leading kids to a better life and i love it

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is devoted to the excellence of education. They care about their children as individuals. I am happy that my son is attending a school that is focused in the preparation of higher learning for all their children.

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is the best school on New York

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