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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 919 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
28-01 41st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone
(718) 937-6005
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Newcomers High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1100
59 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
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$70,989
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,584
National
$949
Median Home Value
$468,371
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.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
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  • International food festival
    27%
  • Multicultural show
    27%
  • Senior Week
    16%
  • National Honor Society and Clubs
    14%
  • Senior Trip
    14%
  • Campaigns
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
919
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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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.
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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.
I really enjoy the time I spend with our nice and patient teachers who carry their enthusiastic hearts to teach us. As u can tell from the name of the school, NewcomersHS specializes in introducing new immigrants to American culture, and also students bring their cultural diversity to each other in a friendly way by holding art shows, concerts, multicultural shows, food festival, Chinese New Year shows,etc. There are many clubs that provide students knowledge and entertainment such as Theater club, Media center club, running club, singing club, newspaper club and so on. I have to admit that my speaking skills improved and met lots of different people during club times. Moreover, I feel grateful for the food we have, which is healthy and energized. So far so good. As one of the newcomers, keep fighting and never give up your dreams.