Newtown High School (24Q455)

48-01 90 Street, Queens, NY 11373, Queens
Phone: 718-595-8400
Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Principal: Vasilis Psoras
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Quality Snapshot:
Subway: M, R to Grand Av-Newtown
Bus: Q11, Q21, Q29, Q38, Q52-SBS, Q53-SBS, Q58, Q59, Q60, Q72, Q88, QM10, QM11, QM40
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We are devoted to building a community of critical thinkers. We embrace diversity as an asset to learning and to the development of strong community spirit. We strive to produce graduates with a solid intellectual and ethical foundation. Our proud history of serving the community and our student body provides a school tradition that inspires and cultivates hard work and success. We are a Small Learning Communities school with communities in Business, Arts and Media, Engineering, Forensics, International, and a Freshmen Success Academy. We strive at innovation, industry partnerships and comprehensive programs that equip students for life after high school. We offer college focused academics; internships, professional learning experiences, vibrant engaging clubs, with personalized support design to ensure success in college and beyond graduation through our industry partner network, and numerous Work-Based Learning opportunities.

Academic Highlights: NY State approved Career and Technical Education programs in New Media/E-Commerce and Engineering/Architecture, Microsoft Office Specialist (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Office 365, Access, OneNote and SharePoint); Adobe Certified Professional Certification (Photoshop, Creative Cloud, InDesign and Dreamweaver) IT Technology and SolidWorks, FIRST Robotics; Spanish Drama; Spanish Heritage; Chinese Heritage National Spanish Examination and National Italian Examination and National French Examination. Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu, CTE program(s): Architecture, New Media / E-Commerce, Programs in Art - 3-4 year art sequence that concludes with the NYC Comprehensive Exam. Art students are eligible to receive art designation or a Chancellors endorsed diploma.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Extended Day, Health Center, Internships Available, Multi-Session School, Orientation, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus BC, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - Drawing, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE, Arts, Science, NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Handball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Yoga
ARISTA, All Booked Up - Book Club, Art in Action Club, Anime and Japanese Culture Club, Arts & Crafts Club, Bangladeshi Club, Chinese Club, Comic Con Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Filipino Club, Friends of the Earth / Green Team, Girl Chat, Key Club, K-Pop Club, Leadership Organization, Math League, Monster App (CSC), Multicultural Club, Music Club, Newspaper Club, Pride Club, Robotics, Science Club, Table Games Club, Taekwondo Club, Tolerance Task Group, Yearbook Club and Yoga Club.
Business Institute(Q34A)

Electronic Information Processing, Desktop Publishing, Web Page Design, e-commerce, and Microsoft Office certification training.

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.
  • (Group 1) Open only to Queens students or residents
Pre-Engineering & Computer Technology(Q34J)

Drafting, Engineering, Architecture, Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD), Construction Systems, Network Cabling (Telecommunication), Digital Electronics, Computer Applications, Robotics, 3-D Printing, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Lathes, Mills, Routers and Grinders, CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) integration and applications.

Students are admitted based on their course grades
  • (Group 1) Open only to Queens students or residents
Major Art(Q34K)
Visual Art & Design

Art, Commercial Art, Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, 3-D Design, Computer Art, Printmaking.

Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
  • (Group 1) Open only to Queens students or residents

Students may take courses offered in the specialized programs, all academic departments, all elective departments, AP classes, CUNY College Now classes, and Extended Day and Saturday classes.

Students who live within this school's zone are given priority for this program. To see your child’s zoned school, go to your student's profile in MySchools and scroll down to "Zoned School”.
  • (Group 1) Priority to students who live in the zoned area
  • (Group 2) Then to Queens students or residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
15 / 21
12 / 20
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
1,180 (268) / 478
1,291 / 246
Business Institute (Q34A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

46 / 90 (0.51)
16 / 18 (0.89)
Offers - Waitlist
Major Art (Q34K)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

43 / 25 (1.72)
11 / 5 (2.20)
Offers - Waitlist
Pre-Engineering & Computer Technology (Q34J)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

70 / 90 (0.78)
15 / 18 (0.83)
Offers - Waitlist
Zoned (Q34Z)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 52% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 76% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 20% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 29.60%
4-Year College 24.00%
Public Service 0.70%
Vocational Program 0.40%
Unknown 45.30%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 57.20%
Female 42.80%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 20.20%
Black 4.40%
Hispanic 67.30%
White 5.40%
Other 2.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 21.60%
Black 8.10%
Hispanic 19.80%
White 42.30%
Other 8.20%