School Profile

School Profile



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.


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).


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


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%


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.


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).


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


Advanced Placement courses are offered in:
  • Statistics
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • English Literature
  • Art
  • Psychology
  • World 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 Academy of Education and Leadership
  • The Corporate Center for Software Engineering and Virtual Enterprise
  • The Institute of Mathematics & Science 
  • The Law Institute & AFJROTC Program


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


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

  • 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


(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