New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities III

Grades 9-12

Location

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

Contact

Phone
718-368-4145
Principal
Porsche Cox

What’s Special

Longer days, small class size

The Downside

Some safety concerns

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)

About the students

Enrollment
385
Asian
1.0%
Black
84.7%
Hispanic
10.1%
White
1.0%
Other
3.1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
61%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
2%
Male
48%

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%)
60%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
93%
85% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
24%
42% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
31%
76% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
35%
18% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
70%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
41%
56% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
83%
77% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
75%
83% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
82%
78% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
55%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
76%
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?
53%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
51%
49% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
54%
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?
56%
64% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
77%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
87%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
81%
89% Citywide Average
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