New Ventures Charter School

Grades: 10-12

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)




School Stats


Transfer school graduation rate
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
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?
Teacher turnover rate
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


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


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
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


1 Teleport Drive, 3rd Floor
Staten Island NY 10311

Buses: S46, S96


Principal: Ryan Melis


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No


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