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Curtis High School

Overview written by the school: 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% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 85% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 88% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 60% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 76% 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: Software Engineering 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. Students will have an opportunity to take AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A.
Interest: Computer Science & Technology
Method: Open

Seats 9 GE: 65
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 297
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 20
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 106
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

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

Activities

Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): 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
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Double Dutch, Golf
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Cheerleading, Dance
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 2586
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 3:30pm

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 Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

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

School Number: R450

Community board: 501
Council district: 49
Census tract: 7
BIN: 5106483
BBL: 5000220001

About Curtis High School

Contacts

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]
Website: curtishs.org
Subway lines near the school: SIR to St. George
Bus lines near the school: S40, S42, S44, S46, S48, S51, S52, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78, S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96, S98

Hotels near Curtis High School

District Borough Number: 
31R450
Academic opportunities: 

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

Foreign Exchange: Yearly exchange programs are available between Curtis students and students from France, 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 support and success mentoring program for Curtis students supported by the Heisman Trust and the AthLife Foundation.

CTE program(s): Dance, Graphic Design, Law Enforcement Academy, Media Studies, New Media, Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing

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