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New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science II

Grades: 9-12
900 Tinton Avenue
Bronx NY 10456
Phone: 718-665-3671

Our Insights

What’s Special

All students take four years of math and science; lots of support for students

The Downside

High suspension rate

New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science (AMS II) offers four years of math and science to prepare students for careers like engineering, medicine, technology or environmental science. Class sizes average 25 students, smaller than the typical public high school. [photo provided by New Visions]

AMS II is one several of charter schools run by New Visions for Public Schools, a non-profit school support organization founded in 1989 that has worked with the Department of Education and community partners to create more than 100 schools in New York City.

The school has a strong record. Its graduation and college readiness rates outpace the citywide average; many students tackle advanced and college level course work by their senior year.

Students attend summer enrichment sessions that focus on academics for rising 9th and 10th-graders and college admissions for 11th and 12th-graders. Classes are organized in three trimesters (instead of two semesters) a year, which allows students to take more courses and accumulate more credits.

For a small school there is a lot of staff to support students. There is a dedicated guidance counselor for each grade plus one that oversees special education services; two social workers coordinate and provide additional services to students in need.

There are a range of Advanced Placement classes and electives such as coding and environmental science. Students may also participate in a range of clubs such as cooking, video gaming, school newspaper, fashion, step, hip hop therapy and Gay-Straight Alliance

In a partnership with Lincoln Center Institute, students attend performances and visit art exhibitions related to their studies on a regular basis.

Opened in 2012, the school is house in the Jane Adams Educational Complex, which it shares with the School for Tourism and Hospitality. Students from both schools may take part in campus-wide sports teams.

A downside: the suspension rate is above the citywide average, though the school is introducing some restorative justice and conflict resolution practices with the goal of reducing suspensions, according to Assistant Principal, Samantha Schneider. Since making these changes the suspension rate has gone down by two percentage points, from 8 to 6 percent.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: AMS II offers team-teaching classes that mix general and special needs students with two teachers.

ADMISSIONS: All students are admitted by lottery. To participate, students must fill out an application typically by April 1st. Applications received after the deadline will automatically be placed on a waitlist. Admissions is ongoing until all seats are filled. Visit www.newvisions.org/admissions for more information or email [email protected] (Laura Zingmond, interview and web reports, June 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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
76%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
91%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
43%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
89%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
89%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
8%
2% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
37%
35% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
94%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
60%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
66%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
88%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
551
Asian
1%
Black
41%
Hispanic
53%
White
1%
Other
4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
84%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
10%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
89%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
37%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
96%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
91%
68% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Longwood (District 8)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Prospect Ave; 6 Line to Longwood Ave
Buses: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx6, Bx17, Bx19, Bx46

Contact

Principal
Spiridoula Manessis

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Jane Addams Educational Campus with one other school
Metal detectors?
No

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