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New World School Of The Arts

Public | 9-12 | 480 students

 

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Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014

NWSA is one of a kind if you want your child to be passionate about their days at school this is the place. Yes it is a rigorous schedule but they love it. Yes they do get to have longer hours and due to their specific arts they get exposure that prepares them for the future and the teachers are involved with every aspect of their success. My daughter had 4 other choices to at she attend other schools but she decided on NWSA she does not look back and every day is eager to get up and go to NWSA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2014

I don't believe in pursuing your passion to the level of not living a healthy and balanced life is the right thing to do. In this school staff takes pride in lack of sleep from students to work in finishing art work, its not thinking about the students health! If you have a talent you don't need to produce art like a factory, one good one! Is enough to actually show who you are. Lack of sleep (specifically in teens) will have serious consequences sooner than later and affect everything else you do. My son has lowered grades in the academics in order to try to comply with the factory production. A true artist creates a masterpiece, does not work in volume like they are being ask to do. I am certain there are many great teachers in this school, unfortunately my son is now experiencing a teacher who has a lot to be desired about his interaction with students. Also, I believe there are students who have preference because some parents make large donations to the school. That has nothing to do a talent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2014

If your goal is to pursue your passion, however, starting your teenage life in an Academic and Artistic environment that encourages and inspires you to work to your full potential in developing your talents and your capabilities, then NWSA is the place to be. It is the place to be in order to become both an exceptional student and person. Teachers like Mrs. J. Gonzalez, Mr. S. Santiago, Mr. R. Remis, Mr. Morency, Dr. M. Miranda, Mr. B. Mounger, Mr. A. Gershfeld, and Dr. R. Lueck, of whom I hear daily, are Faculty of the highest leadership skills and academic standards. Every day I hear my son talking about his classes and the interaction with his teachers; it is clear how these people inspire and motivate my son. They don t seem to be unhappy or of low moral persona; they help my child and many other parent s children to shine. I thank them for their dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

New World School of the Arts is a great school where kids can develop their own creativity and be themselves. I highly recommend this school to future highschoolers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

My daughter is a visual artist and she loves her school. So far the experience have been awesome. The teachers are very dedicated and the Visual Art Teachers are the BEST!! Thanks for being a great mentors and help our kids succeed....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2013

As a freshman my child is a instrumentalist coming from a public middle school with a demanding academic program but no music. My child received 8 years of musical training outside of school including private lessons, youth symphony, music camps and small ensemble participation. So far NWSA is providing impressive academics from dedicated teachers, together with the expected artistic exposure. The music is like a bonus. It's been a perfect fit. My child is enthusiastic about attending school, challenged by the academic load, has positive comments of most of the teachers/classes, seems to be handling the issue of time management and is comfortable with the urban school environment & has made new friends. The use of public transportation is free. The school is small for a public high school where we are treated like a member of the family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

My son just started at this school, I can't begin to tell you how much he loves it. His teachers are amazing, he is thrilled to go every morning. As a parent, I love the college environment that he is being exposed to but most of all I love to see my child so excited to got to school every morning. The talent level of these kids are amazing, I would recommend it to anyone who wants their kid to succeed in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

(In response to the DASH advocator below) THIS YEAR'S NWSA Senior class accumulated over $16 million dollars in scholarships and also had 100% graduation rate... No other school in Miami-Dade County has a more free, expressive, accepting and inspiring atmosphere than NWSA. I am extremely proud to say that I graduated from New World School of the Arts, class of 2012. I am pursuing my dream career all thanks to this magnificent school with it's caring and encouraging teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2012

if you're looking for your child, to go to an art school, you should probably choose Design and Architecture Senior High. It is an incredible experience and has such a much better atmosphere than New World. Last year the senior class accumulated $13.8 million in scholarships and had 100% graduation rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

The school it is reanked among the best 100 high school of the nation and at the top 3 in Miami Dade. Theree is no need of sport team, the artist don't need it, they use their creativity to fill any gap that standard HS may have. The experience is unique for students and parents as well. The setting is a college enviroment, so they learn how to handled themself and prepare for the big moment after graduation. Go NWSA. We will miss you. (parent and daughter graduated 2011)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

It is more than a good school, it is New World, and you have to live it, even if it is through your child's eyes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2009

This school has absolutely changed my life. I cannot imagine spending my time at a 'normal' school or even at a competing arts school. New World is New World, and regardless of the injustices people try to hold against it, there is no other school like it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

It's a performing arts high school fostering the future creative talents


Posted February 13, 2009

this is a good school. the only thing is you cant have the normal 'high school experience' -football games, pep rally's, regular dances, etc
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2009

This is a school that is geared for above average students who are ready for a pre college experience. It is an excellent environment with exposure to their chosen fields in the Arts. My son attended and graduated in 2004. He was obviously bored with normal high school and from his first day at New World, his attitude changed. He was motivated and challenged. All thanks are due to the Principal and staff of New World School of the Arts. I recommend this program wholeheartedly, without reservation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

As a student at NWSA, I have to say New World has given me the best 4 years of my life and definitely prepared me for a future of growing and becoming successful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2008

The best school for musical performance majors! I am so proud that both my daughter and I had the opportunity to study under the tutelage of its talented and devoted faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

Excellent school to prepare students in colleges, careers and as citizens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

NWSA has been the best school for my 2 children. I have a senior who just graduated and will be entering one of the top schools in the country with a full tuition scholarship worth $150,000! He had several schools to choose from all with scholarship. Thanks to NWSA and their teachers the future looks great! This school promotes independence and responsible kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

this school shows great quality and gives the students strength to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
98%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
87%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 59%
Black 19%
White 18%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 99%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%58%61%
Master's degree 47%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Opera
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. EVONNE S ALVAREZ
Fax number
  • (305) 237-3794

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Opera
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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25 Northeast 2nd Street
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