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Newtown High School

Overview written by the school: We are devoted to building a community of critical thinkers. We embrace diversity as an aid to learning and to the development of strong community spirit. We strive to produce graduates with a solid intellectual and ethical foundation. Our proud history of serving the community and our student body provides a school tradition that inspires and cultivates hard work and success. We are a Small Learning Communities school with communities in Business, Arts and Media, Engineering, Forensics, International, and a Freshmen Success Academy.
Diplomaendorsements: Math

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: 89% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 89% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 53% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 85% 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: Business Institute
Code: Q34A
Program description: Electronic Information Processing, Desktop Publishing, Web Page Design, e-commerce, and Microsoft Office certification training.
Interest: Business
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 92
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 337
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 80
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5
Eligibility: Open only to Queens students or residents

Seats 10: Yes

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average
Courses Passed
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math
Geographic Proximity


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 Portfolio, Art Shows, Bengali Club, Cheerleading, Chess, Chinese, Concerts, Dance, Debate, Foreign Language, History, Investment, Key Club, Leadership Class, Literary Magazines, Math and Language Magazines, Mediation and Negotiation, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Multicultural Show, National Honor Society, Photography, Poetry, Robotics, School Play, Science Fair, Spanish, SPARK Peer Helpers, Student Organization, The Tower School Newspaper, 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, Outdoor Track, Soccer, 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, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, 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): Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Track/Cross Country, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 1805
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 3:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: French, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus BC, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

Geoeligibility: Open only to Queens students/residents
School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Elmhurst
Neighborhood: Elmhurst
Campus name: Newtown Educational Campus
School Number: Q455
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 404
Council district: 25
Census tract: 461
BIN: 4045629
BBL: 4018490001

About Newtown High School


Address: 48-01 90TH STREET, ELMHURST NY 11373
Latitude: 40.741122
Longitude: -73.874721
Phone number: 718-595-8400
Fax number: 718-699-8584
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: M, R to Grand Ave-Newtown
Bus lines near the school: Q11, Q21, Q29, Q38, Q52-SBS, Q53-SBS, Q58, Q59, Q60, Q72, Q88, QM10, QM11, QM40

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District Borough Number: 
Academic opportunities: 

NY State-approved Career and Technical Education programs in New Media/E-Commerce and Architecture;

Microsoft Office Specialist (Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word); Adobe Web Certification, Flash and Dreamweaver; IT Technology; Network Cabling

Robotics; Journalism; Guitar Classes; Piano Keyboard; Spanish Drama; Spanish Heritage; Chinese Heritage

National Spanish Examination and national Italian Examination.

CTE program(s): Architecture, New Media / E-Commerce

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