New World High School

Grades: 9-12

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)


School Stats


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey


Number of students
644 Citywide Average


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

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

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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


Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20



Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



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From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
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?
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

New World High School

Admissions Method: Screened: Language


From the 2021 High School Directory

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


921 East 228th Street
Bronx NY 10466

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 225th St

Buses: Bx31, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11


Principal: Mithat Gashi

Parent Coordinator: Catherine Kavanagh


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with the Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship and the Bronxwood Preparatory Academy

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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