New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science III

Grades 9-12

Location

3000 Avenue X
Brooklyn NY 11235
Sheepshead Bay (District 22)

Contact

Phone
718-934-9240
Principal
Nissi Jonathan

What’s Special

Longer days, four years of math and science.

The Downside

School too new to have a track record.

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 masters degree in education in public school leadership from Teachers College, a masters degree in secondary education from City College, and a bachelors 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)

About the students

Enrollment
450
Asian
3.3%
Black
81.3%
Hispanic
8.4%
White
1.8%
Other
5.1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
71%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
4%
Male
58%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Sheepshead Bay Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
111%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
95%
85% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
14%
42% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
90%
76% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
24%
18% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
44%
56% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
77% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
100%
83% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
100%
78% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
97%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
100%
84% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
72%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
55%
49% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
77%
70% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

Are students prepared for college?

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
58%
64% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
86%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
97%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
89%
89% Citywide Average
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