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: 71% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 100% 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: 99% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)
Program 1: New Directions Secondary School
Program description: New Directions has a rolling admissions policy and operates as a transfer high school.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Seats 9 GE: 18
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N/A - transfer school
Grade 9 GE applicants: 67
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 7
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N/A - transfer school
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 32
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5
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: No
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 and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): During-School Day Mentoring and/or Counseling, Glee and other music clubs, PSAL Sports, School Wellness Council sponsored activities
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
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Basketball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data
Total students: 228
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 3:28pm
Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs
School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
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
About New Directions Secondary School
Address: 240 EAST 172ND STREET, BRONX NY 10457
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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Multi-media arts courses allow students to use our production studio to produce and publish webinars, videos, record songs, and other creative items.
Online access to student grades and graduation progress trackers for all students and families.
Paid internships for high school students, with support to obtain and keep jobs outside of school.
Access to a fitness-club-grade weight room with PE courses and after-school clubs.
Support groups during lunch time on topics which students choose.