Marie Curie School for Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions, The

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students may dissect a shark or analyze a crime scene in science class

The Downside

Few students prepared for 4-year college nursing programs

At Marie Curie High School, students may have internships in local nursing homes. In their science classes, they may dissect a shark or analyze the DNA in blood samples in a make-believe crime scene. Unfortunately, the school has problems with order and discipline and few students graduate ready for college, according to Department of Education statistics.

Opened in 2004 in a building shared with a middle school, The New School for Leadership and Journalism, Marie Curie was designed to prepare students for careers in nursing. However, most students enter with weak academic skills and are unprepared to take the demanding math and science classes necessary for admissions to nursing programs at 4-year-colleges, where they might become registered nurses. Instead, they are more likely to become certified nurse assistants, who are paid much less. About 70 percent of the students are female.

The school has an active Facebook page that highlights activities such as community service and girls basketball.  

Admissions: The school has not filled its seats in recent years. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, December 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
83%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
73%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
80%
Average daily attendance
 
85%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
38%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
88%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

385
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
83%
Students with disabilities
 
22%
Multilingual learners
 
13%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
94%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
14%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
7%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
86%
3.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
120
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
89%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

 
5%

Computer Science

 
9%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
1%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
26%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
15%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
30%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
82%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
80%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
60%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Marie Curie School for Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP United States History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Softball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

120 West 231st Street
Bronx NY 10463

Trains: 1 Line to 231st St

Buses: Bx1, Bx10, Bx2, Bx20, Bx22, Bx26, Bx3, Bx32, Bx7, Bx9, BxM1, BxM18, BxM2, BxM3


Contact

Principal: Peta Gaye Williams

Parent Coordinator: Rafael Cruz

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with The New School for Leadership and Journalism

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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