A Message from InsideSchools: The data below is the most up-to-date data available from City and State systems. We are working hard to update the narratives for all schools. We welcome your insights in the Comments section. Questions? Ask us!

Our Insights

Newcomers High School is a high school in Long Island City serving grades 9 through 12. This school shares a building with Academy of American Studies. This school has screened admissions programs, meaning applicants need to meet certain requirements, for example a minimum GPA, perform an audition, or submit a portfolio, to be considered. For more information check out 'Programs & Admissions'.

The principal has been leading this school since 2017.

There are over 400 high schools in NYC, but InsideSchools makes it easy to discover your options with our High School Guided Search. If you are just starting your search, or are looking for more options, check it out here. For more information, tips and advice on the high school admissions process, check out our "How-to-Apply" page.

If you are a parent or staff member, please tell us more about the school in our Comments Section.

Get more from InsideSchools

School Stats

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

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
77%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
77%
Average daily attendance
 
81%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
48%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
100%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

1019
Number of students
Citywide Average is 599

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
62%
Students with disabilities
 
3%
Multilingual learners
 
90%
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
81%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
36%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
26%
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?
 
59%
1.1
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
264
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
96%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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

 
4%

Computer Science

 
8%

Physics

 
4%

Advanced Foreign Language

 
78%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
23%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
15%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 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?
 
43%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
52%
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
 
49%
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
37%
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Newcomers High School (Q98A)

Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Program Description:

Intensive integrated English Language Arts and English as a New Language. Core subjects: science, social studies, and mathematics integrate English language development and English common core standards.

Offerings

From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses

Mandarin, Spanish

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, Biology (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket

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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

28-01 41 Avenue
Queens NY 11101

Trains: 7 Line, N Line, Q Line to Queensboro Plaza; E Line, M Line, R Line to Queens Plaza; F Line to 21st St

Buses: B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q103, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69, X63, X64, X68


Contact

Principal: Elizabeth Messmann

Parent Coordinator: Elise Victoria Pena

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with Gotham Tech High School

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

Was this information helpful?

Get more from InsideSchools

You may also like …

High School of Applied Communication

30-20 Thomson Avenue
Queens, NY 11101

Bard High School Early College Queens

30-20 Thomson Avenue
Queens, NY 11101

Comments

  • Is this your school? Please post any news, updates, events, changes, or other information!
  • We welcome questions, open discussions, and disagreements but comments with personal attacks, rude language, or those with seemingly malicious intent will be deleted.
  • Very long comments, those that contain links, or repeat comments may be blocked by our spam filter.
  • Problems? email us at contact@insideschools.org.
  • Users must comply with our Terms of Use.

×