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Curtis High School

Curtis High School is a coeducational public international baccalaureate school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Education Quality
85
Cost Of Living
76
Climate
75
Outcomes
Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Curtis High School says

Curtis High School consists of small learning communities that we call houses. All students pursue curricula that prepare them for college and careers after high school.

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Curriculum

Students may receive CTE endorsement in the following areas: New Media, Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing; Other programs include: International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarship, School for International Services, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Medical Technology, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Naval Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), Journalism, Computer Technology, Business Cooperative Education (Co-Op), Legal Studies and Law Enforcement

Programs

E-Commerce & Web Design or Co-Op Education. Courses lead to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access. Web Design students take Dreamweaver and courses that lead to Web certification.

Program Specialization: Computer Science & Technology

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 85

Admission Method: Unscreened

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Program offers a challenging curriculum in the Arts and Sciences. All students are expected to take a minimum of 4 Advanced Placement (AP) classes during high school and 6 IB exams. Scholarship school-based entrance exam is given.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 102

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 90-100
  • Science: 90-100
  • Social Studies: 90-100
  • English: 90-100

Program offers students opportunities to explore the following: writing, layout, photojournalism, documentary film, broadcasting & print production; annually publishes 10 newspapers, a yearbook and literary magazine; partnerships with local media.

Program Specialization: Communications

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 68

Admission Method: Unscreened

Program provides the opportunity for study in Music, Theatre & Dance. Courses: Acting, Tech Theater & Stage Management, Dance, AP & IB Music Theory, IB Theatre. Music ensembles: Orchestra, Symphonic, Concert and Jazz Bands, Guitar and Chorus.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 68

Admission Method: Unscreened

1,514 hours of clinical and classroom studies prepare students for NYS Certification as Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Nursing Assistant (NA) program prepares students to take national performance/written exams for NYS Public Health Department Certification

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 68

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • English: 80-100

This program offers study towards a Regents diploma (Advanced Designation), while taking advantage of foreign exchange/foreign study to broaden awareness of global issues. At least 2 AP courses required. Study of 2 foreign languages recommended.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 85

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 80-100
  • Science: 80-100
  • Social Studies: 80-100
  • English: 80-100

Students will develop their creative and intellectual potential through sequential offerings that provide instruction ranging from fine arts to graphic arts. Courses: Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Photography, AP & IB Art

Program Specialization: Visual Art & Design

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 68

Admission Method: Unscreened

Academic Comprehensive Program

Program Specialization: Zoned

Admission Method: Zoned

Transportation

Buses: S40, S42, S44, S46, S48, S51, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78

Trains: SIR St George

Finance

Finance

Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Admissions

Admissions

Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Staten Island students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents
  • For Zoned program only: priority to students who live in the zoned area

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2

Academics

Academics

71% of students graduate from Curtis High School

Test Scores

21 Average score for the ACT Composite

1301 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 435
SAT Verbal 437
SAT Writing 429

NYC Report Card

C
Environment
C
Progress
B
Performance
B
Overall Score
A
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP European History
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing
  • AP United States History
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 2,541
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 838
10 825
11 503
12 375

Curtis High School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Curtis High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 22 : 1
Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

63% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Curtis High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 22%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 32%
Black or African American 38%
Asian 7%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Bullying

There were 57 incidents of bullying last year at Curtis High School, which equals 0.0222 incidents per student.

Extracurriculars

Arista, Art, ASPIRA, Awareness Clubs (Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Women's Black, Hispanic, AIDS) Book Club, Chess, Conflict Resolution, Cranial Crunch, Curtis Alliance, Dance, Fashion, Foreign Exchange, Jazz, Journalism/Yearbook, Jr. Statesmen of America, Key Club, Law, Literary Magazine, Mathematics, Mock Trial and Debate Teams, Moot Court, Naval JROTC Drill Team, Newman Club, Newspaper, Nursing, Peer Mediation, Robotics, Simpson's Stonecutters, Student Government, Symphonic and Concert Bands, Theatre Arts, Video, Vocal and Guitar Ensembles
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Debate
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Team
  • Mock Trial
  • Robotics
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Double Dutch
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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