New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities II

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Writing focus, small class size

The Downside

Concerns about discipline and order

New Visions Charter High School for Humanities II (HUM II) opened in 2012 in the Samuel Gompers Educational Campus. HUM II emphasizes courses in literature, history and writing, for those interested in careers such as law, teaching, journalism or in the arts.

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

School runs from about 8:15 am to 4:15 pm four days a week (the last hour and a half consists of electives and clubs), and ends at 2:30 pm on Thursday. After-school students participate in various clubs and on-campus sports such as soccer, basketball, track, volleyball, and more. There is a required summer session for new 9th- and 10th-graders.

At the New Visions schools teachers aim to strengthen reading, writing and speaking skills in the first two grades. Writing at the high schools is taught in six cycles, with a focus on different genres and skills; in the first trimester of senior year, for example, students write six essays in various styles. Writing is also practiced in other subject areas such as math and science, according to curriculum published online.

In a partnership with Lincoln Center Institute students attend performances and visit art exhibitions related to their studies on a regular basis. Class size averages 20 students and there are two teachers in most classrooms.

While most students say they feel safe in school, the suspension rate is very high and some teachers say discipline and order is not maintained, according to NYC school surveys. Attendance rates show roughly half the students miss at least a month of school.

The school's graduation rate hovers close to the citywide average. However, the number of students who have persisted in college for at least three semesters is slightly higher than the borough-wide average. Graduates have gone on to colleges such as SUNY Albany, Buffalo State College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Howard University, Hunter College and Yale University, according to the New Visions website.

HUM II is modeled after the original New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities, which opened in 2011 in the Bronx. 

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] (Lydie Raschka, web reports and email correspondence, February 2020; photo supplied by New Visions)

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
84%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
66%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
93%
Average daily attendance
 
80%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
63%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
97%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

469
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
88%
Students with disabilities
 
18%
Multilingual learners
 
12%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
7%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
97%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
16%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
8%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
92%
7.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
82%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
33%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
79%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Contact & Location

Location

900 Tinton Avenue
Bronx NY 10455

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Jackson Ave; 6 Line to East 143rd St-St Mary St

Buses: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx17, Bx19


Contact

Principal: David Neagley

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Samuel Gompers Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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