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New World High School

Grades: 9-12
921 East 228th Street
Bronx NY 10466
Phone: 718-696-3800

Our Insights

What’s Special

A good springboard for kids still learning English

The Downside

Some concerns about safety in neighborhood

New World offers lots of support for teens still learning to speak English. Students come from 23 countries and speak 40 different languages or dialects, including Spanish, Arabic, French and Albanian.

The school was recognized by Stanford University for its success in teaching new immigrants and preparing them for college. Most students enter the school with poor academic skills but they make good progress: Attendance and graduation rates are well above the citywide average.

Mithat Gashi, formerly the assistant principal, became principal in 2017, succeeding Fausto Salazar who launched the school in 2005. A high school immigrant himself, from Ecuador, Salazar went on to earn a bachelor's degree in economics from Columbia University and a master's degree in math from Lehman College. As a teacher, he designed the first bilingual math class at Christopher Columbus High School.

In September 2008 New World High School moved onto the 4th floor of a newly constructed building in Bronxdale, with a weight room, a gymnastics room and a large gym. The building is shared the Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship, Bronxwood Preparatory Academy, and a District 75 school for students will disabilities.

Although students say they feel safe inside the school, only 70 percent said they feel safe in the neighborhood outside, according to school surveys.

ADMISSIONS: Open to New York City residents who have lived in the United States for less than three years. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, July 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?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

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

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

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

New World High School
Admissions Method: Screened: Language


Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP English Language and Composition, AP French Language and Culture


Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Lacrosse, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


Wakefield (District 11)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 225th St
Buses: Bx31, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11


Mithat Gashi
Parent Coordinator
Catherine Kavanagh

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the building with the Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship and the Bronxwood Preparatory Academy
Metal detectors?

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