Academy for Excellence in Leadership

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

A greenhouse and hydroponics lab

The Downside

Poor attendance

The Academy for Environmental Leadership gives students the chance to grow vegetables in a greenhouse and hydroponics lab created by a non-profit organization called NY Sunworks.

The small school, which opened in the Bushwick Eductional Campus in 2006, has won praise for its high expectations and the teamwork of the staff, according to the Quality Review. Most students feel safe. Students must pass through metal detectors to enter the building.

However attendance is poor, and teachers complain of discipline problems.

Admissions: In recent years the school has had room for all the students who apply. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, August 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
84%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
73%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
85%
Average daily attendance
 
75%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
66%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
97%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

275
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
89%
Students with disabilities
 
19%
Multilingual learners
 
42%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
89%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
12%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
10%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
85%
6.5
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
89
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
65%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
38%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
11%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
22%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
43%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
46%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
35%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Academy for Excellence in Leadership

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Biology, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP Drawing

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

400 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11237

Trains: L Line, M Line to Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs

Buses: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, B60, M Shuttle Bus, Q55, Q58


Contact

Principal: Chantandrea Blissett

Parent Coordinator: Olga Cedano

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Bushwick Educational Campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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