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Frederick Douglass Academy III had an 87% graduation rate for the 2021 - 2022 school year, and projects to have a 90% graduation rate for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

Our Mission: To empower every scholar, every day through culturally relevant and engaging instruction with support for the whole child.

Other Highlights:

  • Advanced Placement classes: Environmental Science, Government & Politics, Psychology, World History, Spanish, Statistics, Language and Composition

  • 94% Safety Rating from 2021-22 School Survey

  • 96% Cultural Awareness and Inclusive Classroom Instruction from 2021-22 School Survey

Principal's Message

I want to sincerely welcome you to Frederick Douglass Academy III! We are a small gem located in the South Bronx. I have worked at Frederick Douglass Academy III for 19 years. I first began as a founding teacher and through hard work, I have had an opportunity to be the Principal for the last 7 years. I truly love the community and having the opportunity to make a positive impact in scholar lives. I believe in “paying it forward” in which someone does something for you, instead of paying that person back directly, you pass it on to another person instead. Scholar voice is very important too and we want you to express yourself to your fullest. We want scholars to feel comfortable at their school and have the option to choose what they would like in a “great” school.


Frederick Douglass Academy III had an 87% graduation rate for the 2021-22 school year and we are projected to improve to 90% for the 2022-23 school year! We offer courses such as Coding, Robotics, Entrepreneurship, College Exploration, Band, Dance and Yoga. We also offer PSAL sports (Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, Stunt, Badminton, Baseball). We are also a community school and that allows us to supply the additional resources to give to our school community. We are looking to make improvements to our school constantly and we are working diligently to provide the support/services our scholars will need. Welcome once again to the Frederick Douglass Academy III community! We will continue to support “every scholar, every day!”


  • Community Awareness

  • Professionalism

  • Education

  • Respect



Below please find our staff directory and contact information.

Mr. Carlos



Mrs. Babb


Mr. Heneghan


Mrs. Rosario


Ms. Genesis


Mr. Dodell


Mrs. Capellan


Ms. Stewart

Social Studies 

Mrs. Zanre

Special Education

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