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About This School

Frederick Douglas Academy II Secondary School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Frederick Douglas Academy II Secondary School is MS. OSEI OWUSU-AFRIYIE and can be contacted at oowusua@schools.nyc.gov. 406 children attend Frederick Douglas Academy II Secondary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 6% of the Frederick Douglas Academy II Secondary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 406 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Frederick Douglas Academy II Secondary School is 15:1. Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 78% 32%
Hispanic 19% 37%
Asian 1.0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 23%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 56%
Limited English proficiency 6% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a current parent of FDA II my daughter is in middle school and this is her second year at FDA II. I am very happy with the teachers involvement with the parents. I find that pupil path is great the teachers reach out to me via pupil path text e-mail telephone. The teachers are engaged in their students progress and my daughter has improved every year in this school. I have had my problems with middle school administration but after contacting the principle these issues are resolved. I haven't had the terrible experience with the principle that other have had on this post. If I had to say one bad thing about the school they need to get rid of the co-location why are 4 5 graders in a school housing middle and high school students. These children should be in an environment with younger students not tweens and teens. I think the school would be better if they replaced the current middle school Dean he is not on his game and he doesn't return telephone calls. That is not a good way to keep parents engaged. Other then that I am happy with the school and I would recommend it to any parent who is looking for a good school for their child.

  • (1 year ago)

    I agree that the administration at FDA II is very disrespectful to teachers. The principal could serve as a poster boy for what egomania looks like in practice. Grades are inflated on a regular basis and students' uniforms are of more importance than their work ethic. This school operates by looking good on the surface with virtually nothing of substance to back up their removal from the bottom of the barrel. The SQR and report card grade are highly suspect.

  • (2 years ago)

    I taught at this school and I can tell you it is terrible. The teachers try really hard but they exist under almost unworkable conditions thanks to the new principal Mr. Afriyie. This guy was let go from his previous job at the Eagle Academy for Young Men has been accussed of forcing teachers to inflate grades and even for locking a teacher in a room all day without access to a bathroom etc. as punishment (see the Daily News). IMO this is not a principal who cares about students - this is an egomaniac who operates in very shady and mean ways. I loved the kids but it broke my heart that they were exposed to this environment. If you don't have to send your kids there - don't.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended FDAII for 7 years and graduated 4th in her school. FDAII is a new High school. I have to say honestly that her first 2 years were very difficult. FDAII strives for excellence in all their scholars. Their main focus is to prepare them for college from the very beginning. They succeeded in doing this with their first graduating class this year 2007. My daughter got accepted into 4 prestigious colleges. They offer excellent extracurricular activities although parent involvement is mediocre. The only complaint I have is the foreign language classes. For the 4 years she took up Spanish she hadn't learn much. I felt that the weakness there was in the teacher not the school itself. Their Young Ambassador's foreign exchange Program permitted my daughter to go to South Africa. She learned so much from this. I would highly recommend FDAII to all parents.

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