Newcomers High School (30Q555)

28-01 41 Avenue, Queens, NY 11101, Queens
Phone: 718-937-6005
Email: emessmann@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:00am - 03:35pm
School Website: https://30q555.echalksites.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44730
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/30Q555/HS/
Subway: 7, N, Q to Queensboro Plaza; E, M, R to Queens Plaza; F to 21st St
Bus: B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q103, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69, X63, X64, X68
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About

Newcomers is internationally recognized for the exceptional quality of teaching, learning, and support services for English Language Learners offered at the school. The outstanding educational program provides a pathway for newly arrived students to pursue their academic dreams. Recognizing that students initially face challenges when transitioning to a new educational, social, linguistic, and cultural setting, one essential component of the school is an orientation program that begins on the first day. The program eases the transition to a new school and assists students in acquiring necessary survival skills, from learning about the subway system to adopting key phrases to help them function in their daily lives.

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, Extended Day Program, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • School for New Arrivals, which serve students who are new to the country

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP United States History, Biology (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Mandarin, Spanish
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy, Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket
Other Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Cricket, Handball, Tennis
Activities
Chorus, Concerts, GSA, Hip-Hop Dance, Human Rights, International Food Festival, Media/Video, Model UN, Multicultural Show, New Student Orientation, Orchestra, Peer Learning Program, Ping Pong, SAT Preparation, SAYA Youth Leadership Program, Science Research Club, Stage Production, Student Government, Theater, Tutoring in the After-School and Saturday Program, Video/Media Team, Yearbook Program, My Sister's Keeper, Lions Pride Club, Environmental Club, Book Club, Film and Discussing Club
Programs
Newcomers High School(Q98A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Intensive integrated English Language Arts and English as a New Language. Core subjects: science, social studies, and mathematics integrate English language development and English common core standards.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on English proficiency and/or home language. Offers are made in priority group and rank order. See program details for more information
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open only to Queens students or residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
1,019
821
    Grade 12 Students
120
169
    Grade 11 Students
249
125
    Grade 10 Students
358
339
    Grade 9 Students
292
188
Graduation %
77
75
College %
36
45
Newcomers High School (Q98A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

120 / 68 (1.76)
8 / 13 (0.62)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 65% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.29%
Academic Engagement 
  61.92%
Safety 
  72.89%
Bully Prevention 
  71.88%
Inclusivity 
  87.50%
Mental Support 
  67.30%
Environment 
  71.82%
Post-School Support 
  80.67%
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
  81.33%
School Satisfaction 
  70.83%
Student Behavior 
  52.33%
Student Support 
  76.27%
School Leadership 
  66.40%
Instructional Clarity 
  61.60%
Instructional Development 
  72.88%
Post-School Support 
  84.88%
Family Responses - 28% responded
Education 
  91.75%
Teacher Support 
  81.67%
Safety 
  90.33%
School Community 
  86.22%
School Leadership 
  92.18%
Post-School Support 
  88.50%

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. %
  73.20%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  48
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  54
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  49.70%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  417
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  397
Postsecondary
2-Year College 17.20%
4-Year College 22.20%
Unknown 60.60%

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 58.00%
Female 42.00%
English Language Learners:
  90.20%
Students with IEPs:
  2.90%
Economic Need Index:
  0.00%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 5.90%
Black 1.50%
Hispanic 87.70%
White 4.50%
Other 0.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 9.70%
Hispanic 38.90%
White 36.10%
Other 15.30%
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