Curtis High School (31R450)

105 Hamilton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301, Staten Island
Phone: 718-390-1800
Email: CDozier@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 7:44am - 3:13pm
School Website: https://www.curtishs.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47079
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/31R450/HS/
Bus: S40, S42, S44, S46, S48, S51, S52, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78, S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96, S98
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About

Curtis High School is a Community School whose mission statement declares: "Curtis will be a nurturing community where all of its members will have the desire and opportunity to achieve their fullest potential." Curtis continually seeks to provide academic, extracurricular, social-emotional, and health and wellness services that are comprehensive, coordinated, and responsive to the evolving needs of our community. Curtis consists of small learning communities (houses) giving students and faculty the opportunity to teach and learn with a more personalized approach. All students, supported by our faculty and a wealth of community partnerships and resources, pursue curricula that challenge and prepare them for a world beyond Curtis.

Academic Highlights: International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, CTE program(s): Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community School, Extended Day, Health Center, Internships Available, Multi-Session School, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 2 GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), IB Biology HL, IB Biology SL, IB Dance HL, IB Economics SL, IB English HL, IB History SL, IB Italian SL, IB Mathematics Analysis and Approaches SL, IB Mathematics Applications and Interpretation SL, IB Physics SL, IB Psychology HL, IB Spanish SL, IB Theater HL, IB Theater SL, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Visual Arts HL, Other (College Course [Credited]), Other (International Baccalaureate), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages), World Languages (International Baccalaureate)
Languages Offered
French, Italian, Spanish
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch, Golf
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Step
Activities
ADL, ASPIRA, Art Club, Chorus, Gaming Club, Garden Club, Girls Who Code, Health Ambassadors, Journalism Club, Key Club, Law Club, Math Team, Muslim Student Association, MBK, MSK, Newspaper, Nex Gen Educators, Nursing Club, Peer Mediation, Pride Club, Robotics Team, Science in Focus Club, Voices of Color Action Club, Warrior TV, Yearbook
Programs
Software Engineering Institute(R19A)
Computer Science & Technology

The SEI's rigorous, four-year sequence equips students with computer technology skills that lead to success in the 21st century workplace. The program introduces students to computer science, programming, web design and engineering. The sequence includes HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Python, JavaScript and SNAP. This program is excellent preparation for students interested in a computer science college major and the opportunity to get advanced college placement by taking an AP Computer Science class.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Staten Island students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Human and Legal Studies/Law Enforcement Academy(R19B)
Law & Government

This program offers students the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of law as the foundation of human society and our role as citizens in the justice system. In addition to standard academic curricula, students interact with representatives from the legal community, including district attorneys, judges, and special law enforcement agencies such as the FBI.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Staten Island students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
International Baccalaureate/Scholarship Honors Program(R19C)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

The IB Diploma Program offers students a unique, rigorous curriculum in Humanities and STEM-related fields authorized by the IB Organization. All students are expected to achieve an Advanced Regents Diploma and will also take numerous AP courses in addition to their seven required IB courses.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Staten Island students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Media Studies at the Journalism Institute(R19D)
Communications

This program offers students opportunities to explore the following: writing, layout design, photography and documentary film. Students become multi-platform producers and explore how to use social media to tell their stories and represent their generation. Students become citizen journalists and learn how their voices can impact the ever-changing media environment.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Staten Island students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Naval Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps(R19E)
JROTC

The Naval JROTC program is a leadership and citizenship training program co-sponsored by the Department of Education and the United States Navy. The curriculum is divided into three areas: academic, military skills, and physical fitness, with a strong emphasis on civics and character development.

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) Priority to Staten Island students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Practical Nursing/ Nursing Assistant(R19F)
Health Professions

This program offers two State-approved CTE health career programs. The Practical Nursing program includes 798 clinical hours in addition to the curriculum. These students are then eligible to take the NCLEX State Board examination for Licensed Practical Nurse. The Nursing Assistant program includes 108 clinical hours along with a curriculum that allows students to take the NYS certification exam to be certified as a Nursing Assistant.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Staten Island students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Performing Arts(R19G)
Performing Arts

The Performing Arts program offers students the opportunity to study dance, theater, or music through a variety of classes that are enriched by after-school performances and partnerships with Roundabout Theater, Battery Dance Company, Theatre for New Audiences, and The College of Staten Island. Course offerings include: IB Dance, Modern Dance, Ballet, Composition, Theater I, IB Theater, Chorus, Piano, Guitar, Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Staten Island students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
IB Career-related / Scholarship Honors Program(R19H)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

The IBCP program offers students challenging college-prep classes such as IB, AP and CTE classes. Curtis High School International Baccalaureate Career-related Program is certified by the IB World Organization. We currently offer career pathways in Journalism, The Arts, Law and STEM. This program is also part of the CHS World Student Exchange with the Netherlands, Italy, France, and/or Spain.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Staten Island students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Visual Arts(R19J)
Visual Art & Design

This program offers students the opportunity to study fine arts or graphic design through a variety of classes that are enriched by after-school programs and a design partnership with Roundabout Theater. Course offerings include: Drawing, Painting, AP Art History, IB Art, and/or CTE Graphic Design using Adobe Creative Suite.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Staten Island students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Curtis High School D75 Inclusion Program(R19U)

Zoned(R19Z)
Zoned

Comprehensive academic program.

Method:
Requirement:
Students who live within this school's zone are guaranteed an offer to this program, if they do not receive an offer to a higher choice. To see your child’s zoned school, go to your student's profile in MySchools and scroll down to "Zoned School”.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Guaranteed offer to students who live in the zoned area
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
2,152
2,253
    Grade 12 Students
394
449
    Grade 11 Students
514
571
    Grade 10 Students
649
566
    Grade 9 Students
595
667
Graduation %
83
75
College %
61
65
Curtis High School D75 Inclusion Program (R19U)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Waitlist
Human and Legal Studies/Law Enforcement Academy (R19B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

101 / 65 (1.55)
17 / 20 (0.85)
Offers - Waitlist
IB Career-related / Scholarship Honors Program (R19H)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

73 / 52 (1.40)
6 / 16 (0.38)
Offers - Waitlist
International Baccalaureate/Scholarship Honors Program (R19C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

80 / 78 (1.03)
1 / 24 (0.04)
Offers - Waitlist
Media Studies at the Journalism Institute (R19D)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

23 / 52 (0.44)
4 / 16 (0.25)
Offers - Waitlist
Naval Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (R19E)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

14 / 46 (0.30)
11 / 14 (0.79)
Offers - Waitlist
Performing Arts (R19G)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

30 / 52 (0.58)
16 / 16 (1.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Practical Nursing/ Nursing Assistant (R19F)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

168 / 65 (2.58)
39 / 20 (1.95)
Offers - Waitlist
Software Engineering Institute (R19A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

92 / 65 (1.42)
20 / 20 (1.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Visual Arts (R19J)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

32 / 52 (0.62)
20 / 16 (1.25)
Offers - Waitlist
Zoned (R19Z)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 66% responded
Academic Rigor 
  72.57%
Academic Engagement 
  55.75%
Safety 
  67.00%
Bully Prevention 
  57.25%
Inclusivity 
  85.60%
Mental Support 
  66.00%
Environment 
  67.45%
Post-School Support 
  78.22%
Teacher Responses - 93% responded
Academic Rigor 
  85.33%
School Satisfaction 
  91.00%
Student Behavior 
  58.33%
Student Support 
  85.27%
School Leadership 
  90.53%
Instructional Clarity 
  83.40%
Instructional Development 
  83.71%
Post-School Support 
  94.13%
Family Responses - 17% responded
Education 
  91.25%
Teacher Support 
  79.50%
Safety 
  89.33%
School Community 
  85.11%
School Leadership 
  92.55%
Post-School Support 
  93.50%

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. %
  82.80%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  62
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  65
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  64.90%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  468
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  476
Postsecondary
2-Year College 10.30%
4-Year College 57.70%
Other Postsecondary 0.50%
Public Service 2.30%
Unknown 29.20%

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 43.70%
Female 56.30%
English Language Learners:
  8.90%
Students with IEPs:
  19.50%
Economic Need Index:
  76.60%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 7.70%
Black 30.50%
Hispanic 46.40%
White 12.20%
Other 3.20%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 9.90%
Hispanic 17.00%
White 68.10%
Other 5.00%
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