Global Neighborhood Secondary School

240 EAST 109 STREET
MANHATTAN NY 10029 Map
Phone: (212) 289-4204
Admissions: Neighborhood school.
Principal: LUIS GENAO
Neighborhood: East Harlem
District:4
Grade range: 6-8
Parent Coordinator: YAJAIRA DE LEON
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UPDATE AUGUST 2009: A year after opening, Principal Luis Genao reports that Global Neighborhood is a school of inclusion. Although it was originally slated to be a school for new immigrants, the population is only 10% English Language Learners. However, 37% of the students have special education needs. Priority in admissions is given to students living or attending school in District 4. The school will have 6th and 7th graders in the 2009-2010 school year.

JUNE 2008 REVIEW: The Global Neighborhood Secondary School (GNSS), a secondary school serving new immigrants, will open in East Harlem in 2008 with 90 sixth graders and will add a class each year until it serves grades 6-12.

"We developed a school that addressed the needs of ELLs [English Language Learners], trying to tap into the global qualities of New York City," founding principal Luis Genao told Insideschools in a telephone interview. According to Genao, many of the students are Spanish-speaking; others are from French-speaking African nations and the Middle East. About 30 percent of the students have special education needs.

To further its mission of teaching newcomers to the U.S., including the many Spanish-speaking students, the school has formed partnerships with community organizations such as the Academy for Educational Development, the Community Association of Progressive Dominicans, City College School of Education, and the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. Genao said these partnerships will lead to programs like College Now, which gives students the opportunity to take college courses in high school, and student exchanges in the Dominican Republic.

GNSS will open in the Alternative Education Complex, where JHS 117 is being phased out, and will share the building with TAG, Esperanza Prepatory Academy, and a District 75 program.

Admissions: Priority in admissions to students living or attending school in District 4.. (Tanner Kroeger, June 2008)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the former JHS 117 building

Number of Students 153

Average Daily Attendance 92%

Uniforms? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
6%

Black

  
26%

Hispanic

  
60%

White

  
7%

Free Lunch

  
94%

Special ed

  
29%

English Language Learners

  
19%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.54 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

76% 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say this school offers enough programs to keep them interested?

87% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE KIDS NICE?

How many students complain about bullying?

72% 71% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students say students at their school respect one another?

71% 56% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

76% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE SCHOOL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

70% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers would recommend this school to other parents?

76% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

26 26 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students are chronically absent?

28% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Academics

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam

14% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ela exam

7% 25% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 science exam

30% 51% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HS Prep

How many 8th graders pass high school regents exams?

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass the algebra regents:

0% 19% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of 8th graders who take and pass a science regents:

0% 13% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How do graduates do in 9th grade?

Percent who pass all their classes freshman year:

77% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

0% 2% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of self-contained students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

0% 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

0% 5% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of ICT students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

0% 4% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 math exam:

NA 7% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of SETSS students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

NA 6% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

Percent of ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

0% 1% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Percent of former ell students who scored 3 or 4 on the 2013 ELA exam:

10% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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