New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science III

3000 AVENUE X
BROOKLYN NY 11235 Map
Phone: (718) 934-9240
Website: Click here
Admissions: Lottery; preference District 22
Principal: Nissi Jonathan
Neighborhood: Sheepshead Bay
District: 22
Grade range: 9-12
New School
Charter School

What's special:

Longer days, four years of math and science.

The downside:

School too new to have a track record.

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math & Science III, opened in 2013, shares the Sheepshead Bay High School building with New Visions Charter School for Humanities III, Origins High School, and Professional Pathways transfer school. The Department of Education has decided to close Sheepshead Bay High School because of poor performance and replace it with small schools.

Humanities III is modeled after New Visions Charter School for Advanced Math & Science that opened in September 2011 in the John F. Kennedy building in the Bronx, offering a challenging curriculum to prepare students for careers in engineering, medicine, research and forensics. New Visions for Public Schools, a nonprofit founded in 1989, has worked with the Department of Education and community partners to create 135 small schools in New York City.

Principal Nissi Jonathan holds a master’s degree in education in public school leadership from Teachers College, a master’s degree in secondary education from City College, and a bachelor’s degree from Devry Institute of Technology. She has most recently served as the assistant principal for the mathematics and science departments at the Samuel Gompers CTE High School. Jonathan began her teaching career through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program and has seven years of teaching experience in New York City high schools.

Math & Science III divides classes into two smaller academic communities or “houses”:  Lower House (grades 9 and 10), Upper House (grades 11 and 12). Students wear uniforms and attend school from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., except on Wednesdays when they are dismissed early. After school is available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m., offering clubs determined by student interest. Although the school has no sports teams of its own yet, students are encouraged to try out for PSAL teams on the Sheepshead Bay Campus. Advisors meet with their students daily.

Admissions: Applications for 9th and 10th grade can be submitted online at www.newvisions.org/Charter and must be completed by early April. Admission is by lottery if there are more than 125 applicants, otherwise it will be first come, first to get in with preference to siblings and kids from District 22. (Aimee Sabo, October 2013, interviews and web reports)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Sheepshead Bay Educational Campus with three other schools

Number of Students 351

Average Daily Attendance 95%

Uniforms? No

Metal detectors? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
3%

Black

  
81%

Hispanic

  
8%

White

  
2%

Free Lunch

  
74%

Special ed

  
11%

English Language Learners

  
3%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.39 2.39 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


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

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

75% 74% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

100% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?

85% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

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

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

NA 41% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2015

How many students graduated within 4 years?

NA 69% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

NA 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

NA 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates dropped out within 4 years?

NA 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

College prep

Does this school offer a college preparatory curriculum?

How many students took an AP or IB class and scored at least a "3" on the AP exam or a "4" on the IB exam?

NA

How Many Students took a College Course and Got a "C" or Higher?

NA

How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?

NA

Are students ready for college?

How many students graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

NA 32% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

NA
424 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 495 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

NA 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT math scores

NA
432 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 511 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students graduated within 4 years?

NA 48% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students graduated within 6 years?

NA 57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students with disabilities spend most of the day with non-disabled peers?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners graduated within 4 years?

48% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners graduated within 6 years?

56% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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