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New Utrecht High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3261 students

 

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Posted March 20, 2014

High School is a scary place. Parents and kids who are looking for a high school should remember their High School experience and not have some lofty goals of what High School looks like on TV. That being said, if you child wants to learn and you are doing your job as a parent, your child will do well. New Utrecht High School has an amazing staff. Any time I reach out to the school I am given their full attention - even during the summer for make-up Regents exams. My first child graduated with a 103 average (AP and Honors Courses) and received a free ride to St Francis College. My second son has a 90 average and has received multiple scholarship opportunities for College. My third son will be attending in the Fall and I have no doubt that he will do well. Be a part of your childs' education, go to conferences, check out the website, join the PTA. Make it a learning experience for both of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

This school is great. As a student I see how students and teachers act. Of course there are those annoying teachers but most are really nice and car about each of their students. I have not seen any fights or bullying going on. There are bad students, as in every school but if you stay with the right group of people you'll be fine. I recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2014

Most of the teachers are great but the students there are horrible. My experience in this high school was extremely boring. the only reason you would want to go to new Utrecht high school is for their sports teams. I am a freshman here and the students are disrespectful as well as some of the staff.I am a straight A honors students and have never had such a horrible experience in any other school. do not send your children here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2013

I am a graduate. I graduated two years ago back in 2011. New Utrecht HS is a pretty good high school an average school. It is not had in fact it is the most easier high school to attend and do well by getting a good grade. When I first started few years ago like 6 years ago back in 2007 when I first walk into the school I hate it. And I still felt the same until my sophomore year in Utrecht. Since I hate the school at the beginning I wanted to leave that go and transfer out to Fort Hamilton but it is not up to me not the only one who wants to transfer there others kids as well. But I stood in that school for the past four years from 2007 started and graduate in 2011. There be students who attend Utrecht for a year or two and left. I stood in the school and met great teacher who I had some of the teachers are nice easy to get alone maybe a couples of them are strict. I friends with some of those teachers outside the school and still stay in contact with them. I would love to come back to Utrecht to teach in the near future as a teacher a physical education teacher teaching a gym class and maybe beoming a coach for the baseball team or something. Faculty/Staff memember


Posted September 2, 2012

MY son had a gread freshman year and will be a sophomore next year. The all the teachers are wonderful and willing to help and the principal gets an A+ for running a great school. I am so happy we chose New Utrecht high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

I am going to be a sophomore at this school and have very little negative things to say about it. Every school has its bad kids and exceptional kids, but of course the media and newspapers and students like to talk about the troublemakers. Its a good school, and I've rarely seen any fights or bullying. Ever school has its drinkers and smokers so don't let a few bad kids define a whole school. The staff is nice, the kids are polite and funny, and the education is very good as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2010

My son attended this school in its Zoned program (now attending NYU), and this school is just an average school--nothing too spectacular, yet it is not as terrible as some other schools. The only problem I have with this school is the large amount of rowdy, disorderly students, most of which infiltrate the nearby subway station. Also, a lot of students from this school smoke. There are some teachers who really care about your student and will make an effort to contact you; however there are some that just don't care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

It is a nice quiet school where your child can get a great education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

NEW UTRECHT is a reallly, reallly good school. Its definatly safe and has a very good teaching staff! They have alottt of activites and stuff like Virtual Enterprise and many other things!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2009

My school is great! the teachers are funny, cool, and you learn in fun ways!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

Very safe school, much safter then other schools i was considering for my child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It is a safe school with great people to work with. It's home to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

New Utrecht is the best. The teachers there are nice ,Our volleyball team is the best . I love Utrecht!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

I just love Utrecht. The guidance counselor there are the best especially ms. lin. When I first enter freshmen year i did not like it right now :[ i dont think i even want to leave
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

New Utrecht is the best. They have built a new Lunchroom which was really nice in there :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

New Utrecht is the best i just transfer here from another state and i just find this school completely amazing the student n teacher are both really nice to each other
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

New Utrecht is the best. Each year we have a singing contest as well as a chiense new year show in which all the student put up a great show! GO UTES!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

ever since I enter this school I feel really safe there is no fight or anything I really love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

I just love this school we have the best ap teachers here especially ap global teacher mr.chan! go NUHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

I think this school is the best! i love all the teachers there the guidance counselor is nice too
—Submitted by a student


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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%
Earth Science

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

1281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
87%
Global History and Geography

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

919 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%
Integrated Algebra

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

1523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
Living Environment

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

883 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

165 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
U.S. History and Government

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

795 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners85%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant67%

Chemistry

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population65%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant64%

Earth Science

All Students49%
Female39%
Male57%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities19%
General population54%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

English

All Students58%
Female64%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities16%
General population67%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Geometry

All Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities43%
General population76%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Global History and Geography

All Students67%
Female66%
Male67%
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities29%
General population76%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Integrated Algebra

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities40%
General population77%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

Living Environment

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
General population75%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Physics

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners76%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant88%

U.S. History and Government

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities35%
General population84%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 "B" 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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 36% 9%
White 2 30% 48%
Hispanic 2 28% 23%
Black 1 6% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 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 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%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 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Visual arts
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • 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
  • Honors track
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

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
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

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

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents147749%
Students242275%
Teachers16186%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. MAUREEN A. GOLDFARB

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts all
  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Medical
  • Social justice
  • Visual arts
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • 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 - B1, B4, B64, B8. Subways - D to 79th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
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1601 80th St
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Phone: (718) 232-2500

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