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Curtis High School

Public | 9-12 | 2541 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted April 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 5, 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


Posted October 5, 2009

i love curtis high school's diversity
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 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


Posted September 28, 2009

My school has amazing athletes and clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

I love that my kids go to this school and so do they
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Curtis is diverse and has lots of staff that do their best to help the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

It's the best school ever-- curtis warrior pride, service, learning and friendship all together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted September 23, 2009

They have great teachers, sports and clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 21, 2009

I love Curtis HS because the students are really cool. They appreciate evrything one does for them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted 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


Posted September 18, 2009

We care about each other!Everyone wants to have you be a part of the Curtis life!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

Curtis High School has brilliant teachers, terrific students and an involved and concerned staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!


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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 64% in 2012.

479 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
30%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

552 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

1191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

738 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

698 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

1234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

666 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

268 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

809 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students24%
Students with disabilities10%
General population24%

Chemistry

All Students45%
Students with disabilities38%
General population45%

Earth Science

All Students43%
Students with disabilities15%
General population50%

English

All Students84%
Students with disabilities56%
General population88%

Geometry

All Students46%
Students with disabilities18%
General population49%

Global History and Geography

All Students71%
Students with disabilities38%
General population76%

Integrated Algebra

All Students50%
Students with disabilities20%
General population58%

Living Environment

All Students70%
Students with disabilities32%
General population78%

Physics

All Students66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population66%

U.S. History and Government

All Students53%
Students with disabilities14%
General population62%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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
Black 38% 19%
Hispanic 32% 23%
White 22% 48%
Asian 7% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical
  • Technology

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • 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
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
School leaders can update this information here.
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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Based on 3265 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.3
 

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
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

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
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents116855%
Students196886%
Teachers12993%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Aurelia Curtis

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Arts all
  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Medical
  • Performing arts
  • Social justice
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • 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 - S40, S42, S44, S46, S48, S51, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78. Subways - SIR St George
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

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