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Curtis High School

Overview paragraph: Curtis High School is a Community School whose mission statement declares: "Curtis will be a nurturing community where all of its members will have the desire and opportunity to achieve their fullest potential." Curtis continually seeks to provide academic, extracurricular, social-emotional, and health and wellness services that are comprehensive, coordinated, and responsive to the evolving needs of our community. Curtis consists of small learning communities (houses) giving students and faculty the opportunity to teach and learn with a more personalized approach. All students, supported by our faculty and a wealth of community partnerships and resources, pursue curricula that challenge and prepare them for a world beyond Curtis.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 73% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 85% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 90% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 48% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 75% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Computer Business Institute
Code: R19A
Program description: This program offers students the opportunity to learn Microsoft Office applications, e-commerce, and introductory Computer Science which includes web design and computer programming. This course sequence leads to an industry-recognized certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint along with an opportunity to participate in co-op education.
Interest: Computer Science & Technology
Method: Open

Offer Rate: -95% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 68
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 255
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 17
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 65
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Staten Island students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: Anime, ARISTA, Art, Asian Culture/Dance, Astronomy, Chess, Consultative Council, Design, Dreamers, Engineering, Environmental, Fashion, Go Chefs, Guitar Ensemble, Health Ambassadors, Jazz Band, Journalism, Kaleidoscope, Key Club, Law Club, Literary Magazine, Math, Mock Trial, Moot Court, Multi-Cultural, Newspaper, Nursing, Orchestra, Peer Mediation, Pride, Robotics, Student Government/Organization, Symphonic/Concert Bands, Teen Health Educators, Theater Arts, Vocal Ensembles, Writers, Yearbook
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Psal Sports Coed: Double Dutch, Golf
School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Cheerleading, Dynasty Step Team

Other info

Total students: 2587
Start time: 9am
End time: 3:30pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: French, Italian, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History, AP World History
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internships; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Staten Island
NTA: West New Brighton-New Brighton-St. George
Neighborhood: New Brighton-St. George

School Number: R450
Shared space: No
Community board: 1
Council district: 49
Census tract: 7
BIN: 5106483
BBL: 5000220001

About Curtis High School


Address: 105 Hamilton Avenue, Staten Island NY 10301
Latitude: 40.644735
Longitude: -74.081222
Phone number: 718-390-1800
Fax number: 718-556-4800
School email: [email protected]
Subway: SIR to St. George
Bus: S40, S42, S44, S46, S48, S51, S52, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78, S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96, S98

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International Baccalaureate (IB): Curtis HS is authorized by the IB Organization to offer the Diploma Programme.

CTE Programs: NYS-approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Practical Nursing, Nursing Assistant, and New Media.

Foreign Exchange: Yearly exchange programs are available between Curtis students and students from France, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain.

CUNY College Now: Nationally recognized high school-to-college partnership with CUNY offering rigorous college coursework without cost to students.

Forward PASS: An extensive after-school academic program for Curtis students supported by the Heisman Trust and the AthLife Foundation.

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