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New Design High School

Public | 9-12 | 422 students

 

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Posted April 12, 2014

Words cannot express how much I love this school for my son! He has made so much progress and the Teachers are always I mean always willing to go above and beyond! The principal is awesome too. The kids are all good and I haven't heard or scene any questionable behavior. The office staff is great too. Parent Teacher meetings are always a pleasure. My son has always struggled with attention and work completion but they know how to help him. Iam grateful. He came from Global Leaders jhs and boy were they a nightmere, this school is a dream.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2014

im currently a senior graduating june 26, 2014 and i have to say that this school really has been apart of my life. such an amazing school with amazing teachers who are down to earth
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2013

i love my school soooo much its amazing even if your a person who isnt into design our principle is amazing the teachers are incredible and their are a lot of helpfull programs to help you sucess in school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2011

im a 9th grader going on 10th this year 2011-2012 . i love the school they have great teachers and the teachers really know how to help you and make sure you accomplish.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2008

This school is amazing. Such a refreshing school curriculum
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2007

This school is not set up to handle teens who vary out of the norm - e.g. I have a child who has a tumultous history, is in foster care and needed some real attention and they were unable to address effectively, even though I sat with them and talked to them about how to handle. This is not a good school for kids who have out of the ordinary needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2007

Listen, I was a bit skeptical about going to a school in Seward as for its reputation but once I settle into New Design in their own floor--which I am grateful for---I felt I welcomed with open arms. The teachers are the coolest, they want you to succeed, and the connection between student and teacher is like no other its really like they are your good friend. I say its because we call them by their first name. But I find that so great. Designing is a great thing to do there. We try to make sturdy chairs out of cardboard, we build our own car from chopsticks, we make solid shaped cars and see whose goes the furtherest, we have contests every other month or so and you get win some things. No matter whom you are, dressed or different background you will be accepted.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2007

New Design has been by far the best school i've ever been too its a shame i will not be returning next year. In my opinion NDHS has been a home away from home. where students and teachers were equal. it has been a pleaser spending the last four years of my life at such an enviroment -Juan III
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
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Global History and Geography

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
28%
Integrated Algebra

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
61%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

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Living Environment

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

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U.S. History and Government

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Native Americann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Chemistry

All Students50%
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Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Earth Science

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English

All Students69%
Female75%
Male62%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities29%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

Geometry

All Students43%
Female33%
Malen/a
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Global History and Geography

All Students42%
Female42%
Male41%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities24%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Integrated Algebra

All Students58%
Female61%
Male54%
African American52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities28%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Living Environment

All Students58%
Female55%
Male63%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities38%
General population63%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Physics

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U.S. History and Government

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities42%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 "A" 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 1 62% 23%
Black 2 30% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
White 1 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 187%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 38%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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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Based on 173 responses

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

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

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.3
 

City average

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

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.7
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents123%
Students13331%
Teachers2888%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. SCOTT CONTI

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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  • Arts (all)
  • Arts all
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - M103, M14AD, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9. Subways - F, J, M, Z to Delancey St-Essex St; B, D to Grand St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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