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New Directions Secondary School

Overview written by the school: New Directions Secondary School is a transfer High School which includes sixth-eighth grades. We offer small class sizes (9 to 20), individualized academic and counseling support. Acceleration towards high school graduation is offered on all grades through our school's flexible middle school program, extended learning time courses and summer course credit opportunities. We offer arts instruction in visual arts for both middle and high school grades. We participate in campus-wide PSAL teams, provide paid internships through our LTW program (grades 7 -12), college and career readiness seminars, as well as extensive college orientation, planning, application and FAFSA assistance. Students participate in college tours from grades 6 to 12.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: No data (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: 72.000003% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 75.999999% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.

Percentage of Students Safe: 75.999999% 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: New Directions Secondary School
Code: X13A
Program description: New Directions has a rolling admissions policy and operates as a transfer high school.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Transfer

Seats 9 GE: 20
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N/A - transfer school
Grade 9 GE applicants: 84
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 5
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N/A - transfer school
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 32
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6
Eligibility: Open only to New York City students who have a record of being held back one or more times in elementary and/or middle school

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents


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): No data
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, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, 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, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, 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
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 197
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 3:28pm

Final grades: 6 to 12

Language classes: Spanish

Additional info: College Trips,Community School,Extended Day Program,Extended Day Tutoring,Health Center,Internships Available,LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education),Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Internships,Summer Orientation

Transfer: 1

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: East Concourse-Concourse Village
Neighborhood: E. Concourse-Concourse Village
Campus name: William Howard Taft Educational Campus
School Number: X410
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 204
Council district: 16
Census tract: 225
BIN: 2007806
BBL: 2028170002

About New Directions Secondary School


Address: 240 East 172nd Street, Bronx NY 10457 (40.839307,-73.911366)
Latitude: 40.840422
Longitude: -73.91091
Phone number: 718-410-4343
Fax number: 718-410-4101
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 4 to Mt Eden Ave; B, D to 170th St
Bus lines near the school: Bx1, Bx11, Bx15, Bx18, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, BxM4

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Advanced Placement courses

Instructional programs that support English Language Learners

Languages other than English courses

College, Career and Civics Readiness courses

Multiple poetry, film appreciation, journalism electives

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