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New Ventures Charter School

Grades: 9-12
1 Teleport Drive
Staten Island NY 10311
Phone: 347-855-2238

Our Insights

What’s Special

Unique internships

The Downside

Tiny school with few extras

New Ventures Charter School is a transfer school, open to older students who are unhappy or have been unsuccessful at their previous schools. Founded in 2015, it is tiny, safe and well-run, with a good track record serving students with special needs, who make up more than a third of the population. 

The school has found unique internships for students, such as working as guides at Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island, a colonial era town and farm museum complex. A video on the school's website shows students in full costume demonstrating weaving techniques, showing little kids how to play with antique toys and working in the general store. 

Other students have interned in the office of State Senator Diane J. Savino, in a veterinarian’s office or at an elementary school. New Ventures has a culinary arts program that links cooking to math, science, history and literature lessons. 

The school is tiny so it does not have the resources of a big high school has such as a band or many sports teams. 

New Ventures shares a building with John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School, Lois and Richard Nicotra Early College Charter and The Richmond Pre-K Center. 

Admissions: By lottery. Open to older children who are unhappy or have been unsuccessful, at at least one other high school. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, January 2019)

 

 

 

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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?
88%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
90%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
24%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
100%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
5%
2% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
11%
35% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Transfer school graduation rate
75%
52% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
12%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
14%
41% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
125
Asian
1%
Black
18%
Hispanic
41%
White
38%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
61%
Students with disabilities
38%
English language learners
2%

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
75%
66% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Mid-Island (District 31)
Buses: S46, S96

Contact

Principal
Ryan Melis

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School and a Pre-K Center
Metal detectors?
No

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