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School Profile

 

SCHOOL BACKGROUND

Founded in 1921, New Dorp High School is a comprehensive, four-year public high school. New Dorp is located on Staten Island, a residential borough of New York City. A neighborhood high school, we attract students who reside within its zoned boundaries.
 

ENROLLMENT

Student enrollment is approximately 3000, with a senior class of approximately 360 students. New Dorp students represent a variety of racial, ethnic and economic groups who interact in an atmosphere of cooperation. This diverse population consists of 5% Asian/Pacific Islander; 20% Black (non-Hispanic); 15% Hispanic; 60% White (non-Hispanic).
 

FACULTY

New Dorp has a full time faculty of 165 teachers. The vast majority hold advanced degrees. Many serve as instructors at local colleges.
 

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

The percentage of 2004 graduates who attend post-secondary education are as follows:
4 year institutions: 82%
2 year institutions: 13%
Military: 2%
Work: 2%
Vocational Programs: 1%
 

GRADING SYSTEM

Grades are issued in increments of 5 for grades of 65 - 90 and in increments of 1 for 90 and above. The grade point average (G.P.A.) is weighted.
 

GRADING CHART

100-0 A-F 4.0
95-100 A+ 4.0
90-94 A 3.75
85-89 B+ 3.5
80-84 B 3.0
75-79 C+ 2.5
70-74 C 2.0
65-69 D 1.0
0-60 F 0

Rank and grade point average are reported on the transcript. Rank is computed at the end of six semesters on the basis of all subjects, excluding physical education. The rank is based on the students weighted GPA. All Advanced Placement courses are weighted at 1.1%. All Honors courses are weighted at 1.05%. The college admission average (CAA) is computed by using the grades in the traditional academic majors only (English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Foreign Language).
 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD MONEY

For the academic year 2003-2004, New Dorp graduates earned over 3 million dollars in Scholarships.
 

SPECIAL FEATURES

Advanced Placement courses are offered in:
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • English Literature
  • European History
 
U.S. History and Government

College Extension: Anatomy & Physiology, Physics, Spanish, Italian

New Dorp offers programs in partnership with St. John's University, Polytechnic University, CUNY College of Staten Island and Kingsborough Community College.

All students are enrolled in one of the following eight SLC's:
 
  • The Academy of Communication & Media Arts
  • The Academy of Fine & Dramatic Arts
  • The Institute of Forensic Science
  • The Institute of Health Science
  • The Future Teachers Academy
  • The Corporate Center for Business & Technology
  • The Institute of Mathematics & Science 
  • The Law Institute & AFJROTC Program
 

SCHOOL TO CAREER

Virtual Enterprise is a simulated business that is set up and run by students to prepare them for working in a real business environment.
 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS

< Government and Leadership:
  • Student Union
  • Leadership Team
  • Peer Mediation and Negotiation
  • HIV/AIDS Peer Leadership
  • Leadership Class

Publications:
  • Argonaut - school yearbook
  • Spectrum - school literary magazine
  • Pioneer - school newspaper

Academic Teams/Clubs:
  • Debate (Lincoln-Douglas)
  • Math Team
  • Cranial Crunch
  • Science Olympiad
 
Volunteer and Community Service Projects and Organizations:
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Communications Bureau
  • Interact - community and school service projects

Academic Honors and Special Societies:
  • Arista - The National Honors Society
  • DECA - Distributive Education Club
  • Spanish and Italian Honor Societies
 

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES 

(During the last several years)
  • Adelphi University
  • Barnard College
  • Boston University
  • College of New Jersey
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Embry-Riddle University
  • Fordham University
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca College
  • Manhattan College
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • Pace University
  • Penn State University
  • Polytechnic University
  • Rutgers University
  • St. Johns University
  • University of Illinois
  • University of C. Florida
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • U.S. Armed Forces
  • U.S. Military Academy
  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • Wagner College
  • Worcester University
  • CUNY - All colleges
  • SUNY - All colleges