New Directions Secondary School (09X350)

240 East 172 Street, Bronx, NY 10457, Bronx
Phone: 718-410-4343
Email: jwaslawski@ndssonline.org
Hours: 08:10am - 02:30pm
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43556
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/09X350/HS/
Subway: 4 to Mt Eden Av; B, D to 170th St
Bus: Bx1, Bx11, Bx15, Bx18A, Bx18B, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, BxM4
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About

New Directions Secondary School is a transfer High School which accepts first time ninth graders, students that are new to the country and students who have been held behind. We offer small class sizes (9 to 20), individualized academic counseling support. acceleration towards high school graduation is offered on all grades through our school's flexible program, extended learning time courses and summer course credit opportunities. We participate in campus-wide PSAL teams and provide paid internships through our LTW program, college and career readiness seminars, as well as extensive college orientation, planning, application and FAFSA assistance.

Academic Highlights: Introduction to Computational Media, Coding in your classroom - Python, Geometry, Sustainability

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Extended Day, Health Center, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Online Grading System, Orientation, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Internships, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • Transfer School, which serve students aged 16 to 21 who have fallen behind in credits or left school for an extended period of time
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Spanish Language and Culture
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch
Activities
Technology in Music; Boys to Men; GSA; Mindfulness all groups that meet during lunchtime.
Programs
New Directions Secondary School(X13A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

New Directions has a rolling admissions policy and operates as a transfer high school.

Method:
Requirement:
Transfer high schools are designed to serve students who, based on their grade or age, are off-track to accumulate enough academic credits to meet high school graduation requirements. Only applicants ranked by the school will receive an offer.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
145
139
    Grade 12 Students
26
35
    Grade 11 Students
39
23
    Grade 10 Students
40
32
    Grade 9 Students
40
49
Graduation %
College %
New Directions Secondary School (X13A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

9 / 20 (0.45)
1 / 5 (0.20)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 87% responded
Academic Rigor 
  59.43%
Academic Engagement 
  53.25%
Safety 
  68.56%
Bully Prevention 
  63.75%
Inclusivity 
  80.00%
Mental Support 
  63.00%
Environment 
  65.73%
Post-School Support 
  73.67%
Teacher Responses - 86% responded
Academic Rigor 
  86.00%
School Satisfaction 
  84.17%
Student Behavior 
  43.67%
Student Support 
  87.93%
School Leadership 
  85.67%
Instructional Clarity 
  82.60%
Instructional Development 
  86.29%
Post-School Support 
  90.13%
Family Responses - 47% responded
Education 
  91.38%
Teacher Support 
  91.50%
Safety 
  96.33%
School Community 
  87.56%
School Leadership 
  96.55%
Post-School Support 
  96.00%

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 (-1-)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  0.00%
College Aptitude
Postsecondary
Unknown 100.00%

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 (-1-)
Student Population:
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Other 100.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Other 100.00%
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