New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math & Science IV

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Longer school day and four years of math and science

The Downside

Has a ways to go to build a trusting school culture

Opened in 2015, New Visions Charter High School Advanced Math & Sciences IV (AMS IV) is designed to offer small classes, a longer school day, and challenging academics to prepare students for college, and careers in engineering, medicine, technology and environmental science.

Advanced Math & Science IV 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.

Housed in the August Martin Campus, AMS IV is modeled after a school of the same name that opened in 2011 in the John F. Kennedy Campus in the Bronx. Classes run from about 8:30 am to 4:15 pm every day. Class size, with an average of 20 students, is smaller than the typical high school class size. 

Classes are organized in three trimesters (instead of two semesters) a year, which allows students to take more courses and accumulate more credits. Advanced Placement classes include AP English Literature, and AP Statistics, as well as College Now courses at York College.

After-school students can participate in various clubs and on-campus sports teams such as basketball, football, boys’ volleyball, softball, girls’ track, and more. There is a required summer session for new 9th- and 10th-graders

Eighty-six percent of students graduated within four years in 2019, exceeding the citywide average. Students have gone on to pursue two- and four-year college degrees at various institutions such as SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Albany, Buffalo State, St. John's University, Virginia State University, Smith, Fordham, Lehman, and PACE. [photo provided by New Visions]

The school has a ways to go to develop a safe and trusting culture, however. Fewer than half the students say teachers support them when they are upset, NYC School Surveys show. Students also complain of bullying. Teachers report low trust among staff. 

ADMISSIONS: All students are admitted by lottery. District 27 preference. An application must be submitted by the deadline (typically April 1st). Applications received after the deadline are automatically placed on a waitlist. Admission is ongoing until all seats are filled. Visit www.newvisions.org/admissions for more information or email [email protected].   (Lydie Raschka, web reports and email correspondence, April 2020)

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
97%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
65%
Average daily attendance
 
87%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
43%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
75%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
95%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

475
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
73%
Students with disabilities
 
16%
Multilingual learners
 
4%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
4%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
65%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
80%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
52%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
31%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
81%
1.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
 
53%
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

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

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

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
60%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
24%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by 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

Contact & Location

Location

156-10 Baisley Boulevard
Queens NY 11434

Buses: Q6, Q111, Q113, Q114


Contact

Principal: William Romney

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with Voyages Prep HS South Queens and August Martin HS

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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