33 out of 10GreatSchools

Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus

Newburgh, NY
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 3217


Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus
201 Fullerton Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 563-5400
Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus is located in Newburgh, NY and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 3 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
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Reviews8 Reviews

I graduated in 1993 so it's been awhile. NFA had amazing offerings and the district where I now live had anything close to the array of courses and the diversity of students. When we moved to the area, people didn't have a good impression of NFA but they were very wrong. I learned so much there, and pursued a PhD because of what I learned socially at this school. I owe NFA a lot.
My niece "graduated" from NFA at the age of 19 through their Special Education program. In Special Ed she had someone read to her and they watched movies. In other words, they babysat her! When she got failing test scores in 12th grade they passed her anyway, because she aged out. The fact is, she didn't need Special Ed, but she was so lazy she was okay with it. When she scored a 7 on her English Regents test, she didn't care. Neither did the school. By the way, my brother went to the school and complained to them about passing her for graduation. She had failed her final exams miserably. The school's response? "We made an error, but she shouldn't be penalized for it." Just pass them through, whether they are proficient enough for a high school diploma or not!
Very disappointed. My son graduated from the school early. He did not assist to his prom because , when his best friends since middle schools graduated he was in Oklahoma in basic training. Try to go for his girlfriend's prom day. He manage to get a realise the same day but the schools won't let him in because he did not got the ticket on time. I think that the should put students in front. I don't think the really care for the students. They just left a sour taste in their live and they can't get this day back. I just wanted for him to be a kid and enjoy a prom. If you believe in Cinderella storys don't assist this school they are to busy handling the out of control kids that the forget the good ones.
I am an NFA graduate as well as a parent of 2 children- one currently attending, one previously attended. NFA is definitely what you make of it. Many opportunities- drama, dance, cosmetology, nursing, art, auto mechanics, youth in government, clubs galore and every sport imaginable. They have their fair share of problems and could use more parental and community support. Very big and can be overwhelming if you are unaccustomed to that, but caring teachers and guidance counselors are there if you need them.
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