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Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School

Overview written by the school: Our school provides a small, academically-challenging learning community, in partnership with NYC Outward Bound Schools and EL Education, that prepares students for college success and beyond. Our community is supported by problem-solving strategies to build perseverance, develop student character and respect for excellence in scholarship, and to energize student creativity. Our students give back to our city through multiple community service opportunities, including an annual Day of Service. They dive deeply into unique elective topics during Intensives Week. It's all about attitude-wanting to excel, striving to meet potential, overcoming challenges, and looking to make a difference.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 93% (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: 91% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 65% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 79% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 87% 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: Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School
Code: R55A
Program description: Our school partners with NYC Outward Bound Schools and EL Education to offer student-centered learning, focused around case studies and expeditions, that incorporate fieldwork, products presented to authentic audiences, and service learning opportunities. We expect students to uphold our character traits of creativity, honesty, humor, respect, and responsibility. Students are part of a Crew that provides social and emotional support, opportunities for community service and academic tracking.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 82
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 545
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 26
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 142
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Staten Island students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: We do not rank students for this program; all students will be selected randomly.

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): Art Appreciation, Cheerleading, Chess, Club 360, Coding, Dance, Debate, Fashion Club, Film Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Guitar, Key Club, Martial Arts, Music, National Honor Society, Peer Mediators, S!NG, Spring Show, Step, Student Council
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, Cross Country, Fencing, Indoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, 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, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, 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: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Track/Cross Country
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 434
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Uniform

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

More info

Borough: Staten Island
NTA: Todt Hill-Emerson Hill-Heartland Village-Lighthouse Hill
Neighborhood: Todt Hill-Heartland Village
Campus name: Jerome Parker Educational Campus
School Number: R043
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 502
Council district: 51
Census tract: 27702
BIN: 5149609
BBL: 5024500320

About Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School

Contacts

Address: 100 ESSEX DRIVE, STATEN ISLAND NY 10314
Latitude: 40.581315
Longitude: -74.158589
Phone number: 718-370-6950
Fax number: 718-370-6960
School email: [email protected]
Website: www.gaynormccownels.org
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: S44, S55, S56, S59, S61, S79-SBS, S89, S91, S94, X17, X17A, X17J, X31

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District Borough Number: 
31R064
Academic opportunities: 

NYC Outward Bound Schools: In-depth expeditions that incorporate real-world connections, project-based learning, and character development.

Crew: Advisory group of 18 students who work with one staff member to receive guidance, develop leadership, support academics, and build character.

Intensives Week: Students engage in a one week exploration of a topic and present their learning to an authentic audience at the end of the week.

Day of Service: Students give back to the Staten Island and greater NYC area, performing community service in memory of Gaynor McCown.

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