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9-12
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Staten Island, NY
Students enrolled: 2,541
 

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105 Hamilton Ave
Staten Island, NY 10301

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(718) 390-1800
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May 19, 2012
Curtis High School is a great school, this school offer abundant of opportunities to someone who needs to gain a lot of credits and gain experience in potential careers for the future. I appreciate the staff and the offering Curtis High School have given and cannot wait until I become graduate of the class 2013.

- submitted by a student
April 04, 2012
The Curtis High School Teachers and Administration are a very caring, competent, and outstanding group. They go above and beyond the call of duty for the students. Dr. Curtis and her team ensures each student has the opportunity to succeed at Curtis

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2009
Staten island best kept secret. The staff is so dedicated to the students in every way.My grandfather is a graduate over 80 years ago and I know I will be proud to say my daugher will also be one in 2013.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
There is no better pace to send my children!!!! The programs are excellent and the staff is the greatest.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Curtis is a good school based on their good academic programs(Nursing Most especially.Also good faculty and great Athletes and sports club.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
i love curtis high school's diversity

- submitted by a student
October 03, 2009
I love Curtis HS because of how passionate the faculty, parents and students are about Curtis. We have great 'Warrior' pride. The faculty works endlessly to boost the confidence of our students and to set them on the correct path for their future. Curtis is always reaching out to help those in need in the community and teaches the students how important it is to be involved. I am proud to be a Curtis parent, a Curtis Warrior. Most importantly, I love that fact that my son is proud to be part of the Curtis Family...

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
My school has amazing athletes and clubs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2009
I love that my kids go to this school and so do they

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Curtis is diverse and has lots of staff that do their best to help the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
It's the best school ever-- curtis warrior pride, service, learning and friendship all together.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Because it's an awesome public school where all the teachers take time out of their lives to give each student the time they deserve

- submitted by a student
no rating September 23, 2009
They have great teachers, sports and clubs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Curtis is a great school. Not only am I an alumni and teacher at Curtis but three of my children have attended. We have wonderful programs and really care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
I like the teaching and the environment of the school. Besides, the teachers are really nice and well-prepared.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
I love Curtis HS because the students are really cool. They appreciate evrything one does for them.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 19, 2009
Curtis High School has a magnificent history of over 100 years and the most beautiful architectural edifice I have ever seen as part of a school building. However, these are only the superficial and external attributes of Curtis high School. Curtis has an amazing teaching staff and administration, and a wonderfully diverse array of students. I have loved Curtis High School from my first encounter and am happy to say that although I live in Brooklyn, I am grateful to travel to work at Curtis every day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
We care about each other!Everyone wants to have you be a part of the Curtis life!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
Curtis High School has brilliant teachers, terrific students and an involved and concerned staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I graduated from Curtis High School two years ago already, but I still remember to this day how much fun I had learning all that I did at that school. The teachers are friendly and encouraging, the academics are great, and the school itself has an amazingly energetic vibe to it. I miss that place a lot!

- submitted by a community member
July 20, 2009
As a graduate I found that this school really helped me reach my full potential. Since I never attended other highschools it would be unfair to judge them but Curtis is a very welcoming & nurturing place. No matter where you go experience is what you make of it. I chose to join lots of extra-curricular activities, take advantage of extra tutoring services & therefore I found Curtis to be a great place. Other students who have bad reviews of this school probably had no interest in being in school at all. Every school is going to have bullies & problems but the Principal Ms. Curtis is very hands on with the students. She was frequently spotted attending all the different extra curricular activites singing the Curtis Fight Song. The education provided by the teachers is great they have all the tools if you're willing to use them.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 02, 2009
Curtis high School has been a part of my life for over 8 years now. Having two children graduate from this school, I have seen it drastically deteriorate. The previous principal Mr. Ed Seto was replaced by Aurelia Curtis who has almost no contact with parents or students. In fact, I have been to many meetings and have not seen her at one. My child tells me that she never sees the principal and has had many bad experiences in the school. It has been my experience, that the school administration does not seem to get involved or settle disputes well either. I would never recommend this school, even with it;s many programs. Mostly because of the inadequate leasdership of Ms. Curtis.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2008
The school environment is very safe. The students who act up, usually get in trouble. Their is many students who dont get to class, and walk around. They also give you attitudes. The teachers are very good, and try their best to teach you. Academicaly the school is very well, just some students who are their, should just not go.

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October 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2008
Curtis is by far a great highschool. I am so happy my son is going there. They have so much to offer in education and great sport teams. All the tools that are needed to achieve a great edcation are right there at your finger tips. I would highly recommend Curtis highschool to anyone who wants to succeed in anything they choose to be.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2008
I am soon to be a sophomore at Curtis and so far it has been the best experience of my life. Just one year at this school can help you decide what you want to do with your life. No matter what you do, the teachers never give up when trying to help you. Principal Curtis is definitely the most dedicated and kindest principal I have had in my entire life. The reputation that Curtis has outstide of the building is all lies. Curtis is just the opposite of a bad school, but people make it seem like Curtis isn't safe. This accusation is completely false. I am a small kid, so I can sometimes get scared of bullies, but at Curtis I don't need to worry about that. Curtis is an amazing school, and I wouldn't transfer for anything.

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April 12, 2008
I'm a freshman at Curtis. I find the environment at this school is unique and welcoming.

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- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2007
I love Curtis! I am a freshman. I feel completely comfortable there. I don't no anyone who doesnt like it or is uncomfortable. I am naturally very shy and I made plenty of friends. All the teachers are amazing. I am very glad didn't choose to go to another school. If you have any questions the teachers will help you. There are so many tutoring programs its almost impossible to fail. I would definatley recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
December 23, 2007
I am a student at Curtis High School, so I can truly say I have a first-hand look at what goes on everyday. The teachers are excellent, and we definatley learn everyday. However, there are problems that are contributed by the students that attend the school and outside of the school. These factors have labled the school's reputation and have had parents hold back on sending their children there. The school itself is one of the best public high schools on the island. Curtis just needs a little work with its social status.

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2007
Curtis high school is no safer and no more dangerous than any other New York City High school. I graduated from Curtis in 2003 and went on to Pace university, My brother 2005- New York University, My other brother 2007- he currently goes to Hunter College, now with a track record like that one has to surmise that the education one recieves there to be at minimum ok. I find that my highschool experience was a wonderful one and had I a choice to go to another Staten Island high school I would never have choosen another, my youngest sibling is currently a junior and she doesnt feel as though her safety is in jeopardy. She is in the nursing program. Like any school the experience that a child has is mostly a direct result of their activities and or lack of. Curtis has an abundance of extrcurricular activities.

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December 03, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 24, 2007
this school is amazing. just because it is in a 'bad' neighborhood does not mean the school itself is bad!

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2007
I think Curtis is one of the most unsafe schools on Staten Island. At orientation they talk about they're wonderful extracurricular activities but my son doesn't even hear about them during school. A lot of the students just 'hang out' in the hall and the principle doesn't care. My son's grades have dramatically dropped since attending this school. I would not advise this school to anyone.

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June 21, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 28, 2007
Well I can say Curtis H.S. has inpired my child to do great especially coming from a GPA of an 75%...now I am proud to say shes on the dean list and her GPA is nowan 92% and graduating this yr 2007 with honor...It all about wut ur child want in life if he/she wants to succeed then they need to do wut it take for them to reach there goal...Curtis most definitly get all thumps Up :0)

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
i went to curtis a couple of years ago, and i still say it was best part of my life so far.

- submitted by a former student
March 20, 2006
Curtis at one time was excellent it is now very unsafe. Gang members seem to congregate on school property making other children feel uneasy as well as some adults.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
The school is not what is was several years back.

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March 09, 2006
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October 14, 2005
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- submitted by a administrator
December 07, 2004
The principal of this school has a lot to be desire. the school safety is one of the worst I have ever seen. kids are able to gain entrance without any problems. they freely walk the hallways threating students that have been targeted by students who do go there. Talking to the princicipal is like talking to the wall. This school needs help and I would start by asking for a new principal who really cares and not one who trys to get rid of students who need help. I went to this school and its is now one of the worst school now. I am very unhappy with the way this school has gone. student have to transfer in order to have stay 'safe'.

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November 24, 2004
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- submitted by a student
September 19, 2004
Two of my children are going to Curtis and I find that it is a wonderful school. The principal and the teachers are on the ball with what is going on. When there has been a [problem] with school work, teachers have called and the problem was solved. There is a broad span of extra curricular activities for the children to choose from. I would recommend this school to anyone.

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Curtis High School
105 Hamilton Ave, Staten Island, NY  10301
(718) 390-1800
Last modified Curtis High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Curtis High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 58 reviews. Top