School Details

New York City Academy for Discovery

95-16 89th Ave, Woodhaven, NY 11421
(718) 441-2165
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 & ungraded 358 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

31%
30%
32%
46%
38%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
31%
33%
39%
41%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
26%
30%
47%
39%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #27 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New York City Academy for Discovery is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of New York City Academy for Discovery is MS. JENNIFER FLANDRO, whose e-mail is jflandr@schools.nyc.gov. 358 students attend New York City Academy for Discovery and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the New York City Academy for Discovery students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 358 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at New York City Academy for Discovery is 14:1. Ps 60 Woodhaven is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 10%
Hispanic 68% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 23%
Asian 15% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 78%
Limited English proficiency 16% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My kids are doing excellent despite this school being below average. The teachers do NOT check my kids homework. Other students check it and whatever the teachers "review" only has check marks on top. There are no corrections or any other indication that the work was actually read by the teacher. I have two kids in the school and this has happened with several of their teachers. Last year most of the kids in my son's class stopped doing the homework because the homework was never checked. After a complaint the teacher is now teaching the fourth grade class. Later I learned that Parent Helpers place the check marks on the homework and noting that it was done. The school crammed way too many Common Core concepts in during the month before the test. My kids knew the stuff before because I work with them but I felt badly for other kids because there was way too much new material. Since the test based on the homework I don't feel like they are being taught rather the teachers are giving homework for the sake of give homework and waiting for the school year to conclude. It's no wonder that the test scores are so low. Moving my kids to another school next year.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son just graduated from kindergarten. I love the teachers in this school. So far he has had two excellent teachers for pre-k and kindergarten. I dislike the office staff. They are rude and not helpful at all. And they are popular for sending out late notices with events and/or days off. As long as you can deal with a snobby office I would receommend this school.

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