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New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities III

Grades: 9-12
3000 Avenue X
Brooklyn NY 11235
Phone: 718-368-4145

Our Insights

What’s Special

Longer days, small class size

The Downside

Some teachers say order and discipline is not well maintained

New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities III, opened in 2013, shares the Frank J. Macchiarola Educational Complex (formerly Sheepshead Bay) with New Visions Charter School for Advanced Math & Science III and two other small schools.

Humanities III (HUM III) is part of the New Visions Charter High Schools network, created by New Visions for Public Schools, a nonprofit organization that has worked to strengthen NYC public schools since 1989.

Humanities III is modeled after the first New Visions Charter School for the Humanities that opened in September 2011 in the John F. Kennedy building in the Bronx, offering a challenging curriculum to prepare students for careers in education, the arts, public service and media.

Students wear uniforms and attend school from 8:30 am-3:20 pm every day. The school offers three trimesters (instead of two semesters) so students can take more classes and accumulate more credits. Advisors meet with their students daily. Most classes have 25 students. [photo provided by New Visions]

Students are encouraged to try out for one of over 15 PSAL teams on the Frank J Macchiarola campus. Students may participate in after school clubs such as art and music therapy, boxing, student government and more. While most students say they feel safe in school, on school surveys, only a small percentage of teachers say order and discipline are maintained. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classes and SETTS. The overwhelming majority of students with disabilities graduates on time.

ADMISSIONS: Lottery, District 22 preference. Applications must be completed typically by April 1. Applications received after the deadline will automatically be placed on a waitlist. Admissions is ongoing until all seats are filled. Visit for more information or email [email protected] (Clara Hemphill, web reports, March 2017; data and email correspondence, January 2020)

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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 2019-20 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 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
35% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2019-20 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 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 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 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Sheepshead Bay (District 22)
Buses: B3, B31, B36, B4, B44, B44-SBS


Janique Cambridge

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Sheepshead Bay Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?

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