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About This School

New City School is a charter middle school in Minneapolis. The principal of New City School is Jitendrapal S. Kundan, whose e-mail is 128 students go to New City School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 53% of the 128 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at New City School is 13:1. Sheridan Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 55% 60%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 25%
Multiracial 11% %
Hispanic 10% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 58%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter started NCS in the middle of first grade after homeschooling. She fit very comfortably in her classroom and said she felt like she'd been there forever! I love the small building and large windows in each room. I also love the outdoor play area which has no playground but instead a beautiful pine tree area with a "web" to climb and a big feild out back for more play space. Everyone knows each other and is respectful of one another. They also recently dedicated an area outside to butterflies for learning opportunities. Art everyday and music with McPhail big pluses. I only wish they had lots more time outside- but this is a personal preference.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child is an 8th grader at New City School. He has attended since Kindergarten. Thanks to the Responsive Classroom social skills and character building curriculum my child has gained the personal qualities needed to achieve academic success. He routinely scores within the top 5 percent on tests such as the MCA. While I believe that standardized tests are vastly overemphasized there is a growing body of evidence that teaching social skills to children leads to greater academic success. New City School has a economically and ethnically diverse student body. Students learn how to work together as a community and to respect one another's differences. By teaching to the whole child and stressing the importance of community New City School sets children up to be successful both in and out of the classrooom. This is all done on a tiny budget in an old building. Don't expect state of the art technology although they are working on getting more tech funding. Other strengths inculde strong emphasis on the arts MacPhail music partnership vibrant parent community.

  • (1 year ago)

    New city school is one of a kind. The small student body is very inclusive and allows for the students to build strong relationships with their peers and mentors. Keep up the great work New City!

  • (1 year ago)

    New City is a school where a child can truly get a balanced education. In addition to achieving better than state average scores in reading and math students get in-depth learning in science social studies writing and the arts a rarity these days in public education. And unlike many charter schools New City is truly diverse in its population a great mix of cultures. As a grandparent I was thrilled to see such an inclusive safe friendly community.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think New City is a great school. I love it here! But it has so little funding which makes the experience sometimes boring for the students because of no gym and hardly any clubs. The art program used to be great but then we got a new art teacher that the kids are having conflicts with. New City is good but could be a lot better.

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