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

Grades: 9-12
120 West 231st Street
Bronx NY
Phone: 718-432-6491

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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)

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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?
38%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
82%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
51%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
53%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
67%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
2% 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?
77%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
15.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
70%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
35%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
31%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
64%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
383
Asian
3%
Black
31%
Hispanic
62%
White
3%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
81%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
12%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
79%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
61%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
50%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
52%
68% Citywide Average


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

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Marie Curie School for Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Academics

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

Sports

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

Kingsbridge (District 10)
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
Jessica Edwards

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with The New School for Leadership and Journalism
Metal detectors?
No

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