New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities III

3000 AVENUE X
BROOKLYN NY 11235 Map
Phone: (718) 368-4145
Website: Click here
Admissions: Lottery; preference District 22
Principal: Porsche Cox
Neighborhood: Sheepshead Bay
District: 22
Grade range: 9-12
New School
Charter School

What's special:

Longer days, small class size

The downside:

Some safety concerns

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities III, opened in 2013, shares the Sheepshead Bay Campus with New Visions Charter School for Advanced Math & Science III and two other small schools.

Humanities III is modeled after the first New Visions Charter School for the Humanities that opened in September 2011 in the John F. Kennedy building in the Bronx, offering a challenging curriculum to prepare students for careers in education, the arts, public service and media. New Visions for Public Schools, a nonprofit founded in 1989, has worked with the Department of Education and community partners to create more than 100 small schools in New York City.

Students wear uniforms and attend school from 8:30am–4:30 pm, except on Wednesdays when they are dismissed early. The school offers three trimesters (instead of two semesters) so students can take more classes and accumulate more credits. Advisors meet with their students daily. Most classes have 25 students.

Students are encouraged to try out for PSAL teams on the Sheepshead Bay Campus. A downside: more than half the students who responded to a school survey said they don’t feel safe outside the building and 30 percent said they don’t feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms.

Special education: The school offers Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classes and SETTS.

Admissions: Lottery, District 22 preference. Applications for 9th and 10th grade can be submitted online at www.newvisions.org/Charter and must be completed by early April. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, March 2017)

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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 332

Average Daily Attendance 92%

Uniforms? No

Metal detectors? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
2%

Black

  
82%

Hispanic

  
12%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
77%

Special ed

  
15%

English Language Learners

  
2%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.24 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?

57% 74% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

82% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

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

70% 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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