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Newcomers High School

Overview written by the school: Newcomers is internationally recognized for the exceptional quality of teaching, learning, and support services for English Language Learners offered at the school. The outstanding educational program provides a pathway for newly arrived students to pursue their academic dreams. Recognizing that students initially face challenges when transitioning to a new educational, social, linguistic, and cultural setting, one essential component of the school is an orientation program that begins on the first day. The program eases the transition to a new school and assists students in acquiring necessary survival skills, from learning about the subway system to adopting key phrases to help them function in their daily lives.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 68.000001% (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: 88.999999% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 89.999998% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 50% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 91.000003% 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: Newcomers High School
Code: Q98A
Program description: Intensive integrated English Language Arts and English as a New Language. Core subjects: science, social studies, and mathematics integrate English language development and English common core standards.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened: Language

Seats 9 GE: 68
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 219
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 13
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 36
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3
Eligibility: Open only to Queens students or residents

Seats 10: 0


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): Chorus, Concerts, GSA, Hip-Hop Dance, Human Rights, International Food Festival, Media/Video, Model UN, Multicultural Show, New Student Orientation, Orchestra, Peer Learning Program, Ping Pong, SAT Preparation, SAYA Youth Leadership Program, Science Research Club, Stage Production, Student Government, Theater, Tutoring in the After-School and Saturday Program, Video/Media Team, Yearbook Program, My Sister's Keeper, Lions Pride Club, Environmental Club, Book Club, Film and Discussing Club
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
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, Tennis, Volleyball
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: Cricket
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Cricket, Handball, Tennis
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 792
Start time: 8:33am
End time: 4:16pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
Language classes: Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Calculus AB, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Computer Science Principles, AP U.S. Government and Politics
Additional info: College Trips,Dress Code,Extended Day Program,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Weekend Programs

International: 1

School accessibility description: Not Accessible

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Queensbridge-Ravenswood-Long Island City
Neighborhood: Queensbridge-LIC

School Number: Q450
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 401
Council district: 26
Census tract: 33
BIN: 4004874
BBL: 4004040001

About Newcomers High School


Address: 28-01 41st Avenue, Long Island City NY 11101 (40.751838,-73.936592)
Latitude: 40.751356
Longitude: -73.937445
Phone number: 718-937-6005
Fax number: 718-937-6316
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 7, N, W to Queensboro Plaza; E, M, R to Queens Plaza; F to 21st St-Queensbridge
Bus lines near the school: B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q103, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69, X63, X64, X68

Hotels near Newcomers High School

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Intensive English as a New Language and Bilingual Programs, Orchestra, Chorus, Advanced Visual Art Program, Advanced Placement, SAT Prep, Math Team

Junior Achievement Partnership, Arts Achieve, CUNY College Now Program in partnership with LaGuardia Community College, Lincoln Center Institute, MTC

South Asian Youth Action (SAYA), GSA Program, Reportorio Espanol, Human Rights Program, Queens Community House,

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