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Dewitt Clinton High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 4195 students

 

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Posted October 2, 2014

I'm a freshman at this school and i can honestly say its like what people say, its one of the worst High schools in the bronx. If you want to get a good education where you actually learn things go somewhere else. You hear teachers & other faculty members cursing, setting a bad example. Security guards and incredibly rude and so are other staff members. I barely learn anything and feel like this school needs MAJOR improvement! I'm seriously transferring for my sophomore year out of this HORRIBLE school!


Posted June 3, 2014

I was a student at this place. I had such horrible experience. I graduated & because of their lack of organization i never got my diploma & was accused of lying saying that I did. 1st they tell me I picked it up then they tell me they mailed it to me. In my years of this place I never received a phone call, email or mail. I truly believe since there is so many students in this school the teachers, councilors & staffs goes lunatic. They don't know how to speak with manner, always always looking for arguments & their attitude never stops. I'm a good quiet non trouble making student& even I didn't get any respect from them. I was even scared to speak with my councilor because of her rudeness attitude towards every one & she was always shouting. I feel like they dont try to understand us or help us understand them, they just want to control us how ever they like because they think they have the power to do so. I wonder why students are always fighting in that school, they pick it up from the behaviors of the teachers, staffs, security guards & councilors.


Posted June 15, 2012

this school is a very good with challenging in academics and every aspect of it.i wish to complete there.


Posted January 26, 2012

Dewitt Clinton high school is one of the worst schools in the bronx.The school has tried to have control over its students I personally feel they have lost control.I had a daughter graduate in2010 n it was some what ok the school.Now I have my second daughter in the school and she hates it she is trying to attend n focus on her education bit the students ,well alot of the students I think mostly go to have a hang out stop n a place to start trouble.Rite now I have a problem with trying to find another school my child is tired od being surrounded by bullies n fights every day.Its a sad thing there are great teachers n its a great envirorment but the children mess up all the hard work put into that school goals.I just feel very disappointed.To know the history how fabulius it was,and to see now its not such a safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2011

This school has a great amount of advance, challenging academic programs. All the teachers are there to help; as well as the counselors. The MACY Honor Program is the best in the ares. There are really really really bad students but there are also geniuses. The only bad thing it the over crowding, but overall I love this school and hope to finish there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2010

i like this school,it's a very nice school to be.MY aim is to finish in this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2010

I love this school the teachers are wonderful and gives me good advise basa on my childs furture
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2009

luv the school is my 3rd yr there and i am already getting ready 4 collage w.e i need help on i no that their is always some1 i can go 2 my teachers are great they care abut whats going on there is always something 2 keep us busy clubs teams they always have open activity i wouldn't have picked any other school d.w.c has given mi great opportunities
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2009

Dewitt clinton high school is a good school, the best program of this high school is the macy honors program. My two daughter graducated there and some of the young student in my church and all of them have gone to college and are now graduating. Macy honors is the program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Tons of clubs, lots of spirit, eveybody's involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The step team is awesome!!! I love the school. There's always some activity going on. It rarely gets boring unless you make it boring. I'm always looking forward to another day of school... Majority of the teachers are cool and are willing to help you most of the time. I Love Clinton!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The majority of the students are great and want to learn. The faculty and students cooperate with one another.We have a excellent staff and curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Listen this school is good at certain degrees but over all it incredibly horrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2009

My daughter went to this school, the Einstein program but this program is not what it used to be. Some of the teachers were inept and unfit to teach. Some were really good, however the student quality caused some stuff to get lost. If there is no classroom management, instruction is difficult to come across I transferred my daughter to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

I dont think this school is bad at all. My son is in the ROTC program and he is having the best experience of his life. His grades are great and he even loves to do community service. I think that if a child wants to get ahead in life he could overcome any negative enviornment, every school has their good and bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

excelente school for learning
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2008

As a parent I dislike this school very much! after 2 years of frustration, I finally got to transfer my daughter to a better school. Teachers and staff could care less about the students and their learning, Im glad my daughter got out on time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

I am a graduate of this school and I personally hated this school. There was lack of diversity and the measurements this school took for the sake of safety was imprisoning. Unless you are admitted into the Macy Program, more specifically Einstein, I wouldn't even recommend consider going here. I am a college student now at Binghamton and let me tell you, my high school experience was the worst.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2007

DeWitt Clinton High School is a good school it might have a bad reputation but it really isnt bad theres a lot of academic programs there are a whole lot of sports and extracurricular activities i know because i am a student attending Clinton.You feel very safe when you in school.I really recommend this school to other sudents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2007

This scholol is excellent. The teachers are very commited to their jobs which is helping the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
20%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

1174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

1039 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
50%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

1350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

913 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
47%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

434 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

947 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students39%
Female44%
Male32%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant39%

Chemistry

All Students55%
Female48%
Male64%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Earth Science

All Students26%
Female28%
Male25%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islander12%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities14%
General population28%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant26%

English

All Students52%
Female57%
Male47%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities17%
General population56%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%

Geometry

All Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities46%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Global History and Geography

All Students41%
Female40%
Male43%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities14%
General population47%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%

Integrated Algebra

All Students47%
Female47%
Male46%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native American79%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities21%
General population51%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%

Living Environment

All Students51%
Female52%
Male51%
African American52%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities15%
General population59%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%

Physics

All Students46%
Female41%
Male53%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%

U.S. History and Government

All Students63%
Female62%
Male63%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities22%
General population68%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "C" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 60% 23%
Black 2 31% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 7% 9%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 273%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 61%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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This school
6.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
6.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents2267%
Students203458%
Teachers13254%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. GERALDINE AMBROSIO

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX1, BX10, BX16, BX22, BX28. Subways - 4 to Mosholu Pkwy
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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100 W Mosholu Pkwy S
Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: (718) 543-1000

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