Foundry High School
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Foundry High School
Named after a metal working factory, Foundry High School offers students a chance to explore and create portfolios in courses such as environmental studies and forensics, or to follow their own interests with the help of an online learning model.
A student might design a green roof, for example, or lead a mock crime-scene investigation and write a report, according to the Directory of New Schools.
Opening in September 2014 and growing to only about 100 students per grade, Foundry was originally planned for Brooklyn, then changed to Queens. The school will pair students with a teacher-advisor for all four years and provide assistance in college planning beginning in students' freshman year.
Other offerings include PSAL sports, Spanish language classes and, as the school grows, advanced placement classes in biology, calculus, U.S. history, chemistry and more based on student interest.
The new school will be located in August Martin High School, a school with a unique aviation program, but ongoing issues with safety, discipline and order according to annual surveys. Students must pass through a metal detector upon entrance to the building, which also houses Voyages Prep, a school for older students who are behind in credits. The school day will be from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm.
We have limited information about this school because no representative appeared at the high school fair on the day we attended.
Admissions: Priority to Queens students or residents who attend an information session. (Lydie Raschka, Directory of New Schools and online reports, March 2014)
At a glance
Number of Students
Average Daily Attendance NA
Metal detectors? NA
INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: NA 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Safety & vibe
ARE CLASSES BIG?
Number of students in an average english classNA 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?
How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?NA 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?NA 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?
How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?NA 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?NA 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How Many Students are Chronically Absent?NA 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?NA
Is the guidance counseling helpful?
How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?NA 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE