New Design High School (02M543)

350 Grand Street, Manhattan, NY 10002, Manhattan
Phone: 212-475-4148
Email: info@newdesignhigh.com
Hours: 9:00am - 3:20pm
School Website: https://www.newdesignhigh.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45086
Admissions Information: https://newdesignhigh.com/admissions
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M543/HS/
Subway: B, D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Delancey St
Bus: B39, M1, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9
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About

Founded in 2003, New Design High School is a small design focused public high school located in the Seward Park Educational Campus in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. At New Design, we guide students to design their own lives. We are a high school, a youth development shop, a coffee and design shop, an event space and an inclusive community.

Other Features: Internships Available, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Summer Bridge

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Other Sports
Dance, Yoga
Activities
Music Production, Fashion Design
Programs
New Design High School(M53A)
Visual Art & Design

The CDOS Commencement Credential is a certificate that is meant to show your readiness for entry-level jobs. It is possible to complete high school with a CDOS Commencement Credential only.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
449
490
    Grade 12 Students
83
107
    Grade 11 Students
124
109
    Grade 10 Students
121
145
    Grade 9 Students
121
129
Graduation %
91
87
College %
51
56
New Design High School (M53A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

111 / 98 (1.13)
31 / 27 (1.15)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 61% responded
Academic Rigor 
  74.00%
Academic Engagement 
  62.75%
Safety 
  79.78%
Bully Prevention 
  76.00%
Inclusivity 
  90.10%
Mental Support 
  77.10%
Environment 
  74.55%
Post-School Support 
  87.67%
Teacher Responses - 80% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.33%
School Satisfaction 
  88.50%
Student Behavior 
  53.33%
Student Support 
  88.53%
School Leadership 
  84.80%
Instructional Clarity 
  74.60%
Instructional Development 
  87.94%
Post-School Support 
  94.50%
Family Responses - 23% responded
Education 
  96.63%
Teacher Support 
  84.50%
Safety 
  95.33%
School Community 
  89.67%
School Leadership 
  96.82%
Post-School Support 
  92.50%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  95.20%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  31
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  36
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  27.10%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  394
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  423
Postsecondary
2-Year College 23.00%
4-Year College 42.50%
Unknown 34.50%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 31.00%
Female 69.00%
English Language Learners:
  4.20%
Students with IEPs:
  26.70%
Economic Need Index:
  87.80%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 6.00%
Black 30.70%
Hispanic 58.80%
White 2.40%
Other 2.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 12.80%
White 70.20%
Other 17.00%
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