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Isaac Newton Middle School for Math & Science

Grades: 6-8
260 Pleasant Avenue
Manhattan NY 10029
Phone: 212-860-6006

Our Insights

What’s Special

Safe environment and demanding coursework

The Downside

High suspension rate

Housed in a stately building in East Harlem overlooking the East River, Isaac Newton Middle School has a safe environment and a demanding curriculum.

While some students enter with weak academic skills, all are required to take Regents (high school level) exams in algebra, Living Environment and global history, according to the school’s yearly plan.

Teachers say the school is orderly and disciplined, according to school surveys, but the suspension rate is high. The school is working to decrease the number of suspensions, according to the yearly plan.

Many students live in nearby public housing developments. The neighborhood has seen new immigrants from Mexico, Asia, Africa, and South America in recent years, according to the yearly plan.

The middle school shares the building with Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics High School which many Isaac Newton graduates attend.

Admissions: District 4 choice. The school admits students according to their 4th grade test scores, grades, and attendance. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, May 2019)

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School Stats

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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
79%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
88%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
54%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
95%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
89%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
5%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
78%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
30%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
44%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics, A. Philip Randolph Campus High School, and Food and Finance High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Global History,Algebra I,Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
48%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
281
Asian
6%
Black
21%
Hispanic
72%
White
1%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
89%
Students with disabilities
24%
English language learners
9%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
25%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
16%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
9%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15%
6% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

East Harlem (District 4)
Buses: BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M101, M102, M103, M106, M116, M15, M15-SBS, M35, M98

Contact

Principal
Florin Purice
Parent Coordinator
Cheryl Forsyth

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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