Academy for Excellence in Leadership

Grades: 9-12
400 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11237
Phone: 718-381-7100

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)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
57%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
81%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
35%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
40%
79% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
73%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.4

How do students perform academically?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
84%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
22%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
10%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
49%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
255
Asian
1%
Black
11%
Hispanic
84%
White
4%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
96%
Students with disabilities
15%
English language learners
49%

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
84%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
41%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
73%
68% Citywide Average


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.

Academics

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

Sports

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

Bushwick (District 32)
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

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Bushwick Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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