School Details

Newcomers High School

28-01 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 937-6005
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 925 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2012
  • NYC Geog District #30 - Queens average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Newcomers High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Newcomers High School is MR. ORLANDO SARMIENTO, who can be contacted at osarmie@schools.nyc.gov. 925 students attend Newcomers High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 93% of the Newcomers High School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 925 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Newcomers High School is 15:1. Academy of American Studies is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 48% 22%
Asian 45% %
Hispanic 44% 53%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 78%
Limited English proficiency 93% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Best school of this state of NY. As a former student i can say that for the first time in years i was finally enjoying school and wanted to learn. the diversity is amazing and you don't hear trouble like the typical American schools. Very friendly and encouraging teachers and administrators and staffs.

  • (1 year ago)

    A sterling school which always encourages students to go for the best.The teachers are courteous and always wish you good luck.

  • (4 years ago)

    Im proud parent one of their students ) he is senior apllied in to three colleges-he got in to all of them ) Many thanks to great teachers and all of coworkers

  • (4 years ago)

    best high school in ny for immigrants.

  • (5 years ago)

    one of New York's great strengths is the education and success of immigrants. Newcomers is unique and special shool where motivated young immigrants can excel and thrive. The teachers are the most dedicated creative and committed professionals. I am proud to vote for this most exceptional school. I am a counselor and I have worked with this excellent school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Newcomers is a school of students from all over the world who learn to live together. I learn so much from the students every day. They are committed caring and eager to improve.

  • (5 years ago)

    My school i like it it has most respected teachers and nice student. it sure is america's best high school ever.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the diversity of its student body and the dedication of its teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 2 daughters 17 and 19 who are both starting their senior year. It has been a great school for them both. They came 2 years ago from Ecuador with limited English now they are fluent. They are working on their SATs. It is nice to have a special school just for kids new to the country.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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