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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Newcomers High School is an above average, public school located in Long Island City, NY. It has 887 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Newcomers High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1090
80 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$77,901
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,788
National
$949
Median Home Value
$812,519
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • International food festival
    27%
  • Multicultural show
    27%
  • Senior Week
    17%
  • National Honor Society and Clubs
    15%
  • Senior Trip
    12%
  • Campaigns
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
887
Free or Reduced Lunch
90%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
53%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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I really like my high school. All the teachers and students respect each other's different cultures. Teacher's are have a patient to teach and they really care us. classmates or students in our school they all respect each other and I never saw who bulling somebody. Also there have many kinds of activities such as sports team and clubs. I had joined the model UN club before and I had the opportunity to went United Nation and meet other countries friends and did the Model United Nation Conference. It was such a wonderful experience!
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All students are new immigrants, I can strongly felt the diversity during high school year, students are from over 50 different countries, speak 30 different languages. As a saying goes: What a pleasure to have friends come from afar! What's more, I never have to worry about, in the beginning of high school year, my English skills whether is too high or low. Most of my friends came abroad, learnt how to cooperate with each other with tolerance and kindness and then built up our English skills. Moreover, some classes have bilingual support, it was a great transition between English learner and fluent in English. It's the best school that I attended in my life, then I successfully graduated and now I study at a CUNY college in the recent time.
I am a student in newcomers high school.Yes! newcomers. My school has a small size. In my school many of students came from different countries and the purpose they moved to American is to looking for their American dream, their better future and more opportunity. Because we all immigrants and we have diverse religion, we respect each other and never have discrimination. We have multicultural show, Chinese lunar new year performance, a lot interesting volunteer events ect. Even though the food is not so delicious, it is ok to feed me if just for get some energy. I really want to see my school have more counselor to help out students.