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Newtown High School

Newtown High School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Newtown High School says

We are devoted to building a community of critical thinkers. We embrace diversity as an aid to learning and to the development of strong community spirit. We strive to produce graduates with a solid intellectual and ethical foundation. Our proud history of serving the community and our student body provides a school tradition that inspires and cultivates hard work and success.

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Fine Arts (drawing, fashion, graphics, art electives); New York State-approved Career and Technical Education programs in New Media/E-Commerce and Architecture; Pre-Engineering; A+ Certification; Computer Repair; Microsoft Office Specialist (Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word); Adobe Web Certification, Flash and Dreamweaver; IT Technology; Network Cabling; Robotics; Journalism; Guitar Classes; Piano Keyboard; Spanish Drama; Spanish Heritage; Chinese Heritage


Art, Commercial Art, Fashion Design and Illustration, Drawing, Painting, 3-D Design, Computer Art, Printmaking.

Program Specialization: Visual Art & Design

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 30

Admission Method: Audition

Accounting, Electronic Information Processing, Desktop Publishing, Web Page Design, e-commerce, Microsoft Office certification training.

Program Specialization: Business

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 135

Admission Method: Educational option

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Drafting, Engineering, Architecture, Computer Assisted Drawing, A+ certification (computer repair), Network Cabling (Telecommunication), Digital Electronics, Computer Applications.

Program Specialization: Engineering

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 108

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

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

Program Specialization: Zoned

Admission Method: Zoned


Buses: Q29, Q38, Q53, Q58, Q59, Q60, Q72, Q88

Trains: E, M, R to Grand Av - Newtown



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



Admission Priorities

  • Open to Queens students or residents
  • For Zoned program only: priority to students who apply and live in the zoned area.

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



59% of students graduate from Newtown High School

Test Scores

1203 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 440
SAT Verbal 383
SAT Writing 380

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP World History
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese Native Language Arts
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Native Language Arts

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 2,516
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 594
10 717
11 560
12 642
Ungraded 3

Newtown High School's relatively even 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 Newtown High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1
Gender 57% Male / 43% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

58% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Newtown High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 0%
Hispanic/Latino 60%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 24%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 43 incidents of bullying last year at Newtown High School, which equals 0.0149 incidents per student.


Arista, Art Portfolio, Art Shows, Bengali Club, Chess, Chinese, Concerts, Dance, Foreign Language Club, History Club, Key Club, Leadership Class, Literary Magazines, Math and Language Magazines, Mediation and Negotiation, Moot Court, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Multicultural Show, Photography, Poetry, Principal's Scholars, Robotics, School Play, Science Fair, Spanish Club, SPARK Peer Helpers, Student Organization, The Tower School Newspaper, Yearbook
  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Honor Society
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Team
  • Photography Club
  • Robotics
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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