New City

1637 Long Beach Blvd,

Long Beach, CA, 90813-3123

Tel: (562)599-7405
Grades: KG-8

502 students

New City serves 502 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is equal to the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
New City operates within the Long Beach Unified School District.
Overview
The student population of 502 students has declined by 12% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 502 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Students by Grade
School Comparison
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has increased by 8% over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
22:1
American Indian
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1%
Asian
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11%
Hispanic
65%
52%
Black
5%
7%
White
4%
26%
Unknown
26%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.51
0.64
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program. n/a
10%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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District Comparison
The district's student population of 83,440 students has grown by 0% over five years.
School District Name Long Beach Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
91
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Number of Students Managed 83,440
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District Total Revenue n/a
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District Spending n/a
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District Revenue / Student n/a
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District Spending / Student n/a
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School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Renaissance High School For The Arts (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Washington Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is International Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended April 27, 2010 - What the New City School will not tell parents up front is that they are primarily a Spanish-language school. We enrolled our student at this school happily after hearing of their immersion programs and dual-language approach in the thought that it could only benefit him to learn Spanish, but were appalled to learn the following: The native Spanish speakers and native English speakers are segregated. For Spanish speaking students, 85% of instruction is Spanish, the remainder English. For English speaking students, 30% is done in English, 70% Spanish. At this point we are eight months into the year and our child can not count past ten, name the primary colors, or recognize anything beyond como estas? or buenos dias in the Spanish language. He tells us daily of entire blocks of time where he understands not one word of what is said, and is allowed to sit idle while others participate. In addition, we have not received a single report card or seen more than one test result the entire year, giving us very little gauge for our child's performance in school. When our child had behavioral problems we asked his teachers to prepare a short daily report to incidicate what issues there may have been so that we could work together to correct them. These reports, penned by teachers mind you, frequently included flagrant grammatical errors that were even noticed by our child when reviewing them together at night. We voiced our concerns to the teachers involved about the use of poor English by those who were responsible for teaching him and were greeted with a cold and uncomfortable attitude which only grew worse after we were told by the school's director, If you do not like how we do things you should find another school. The New City School has great potential, but from our experiences they are unaccepting of criticism and unwilling to change. At this time there is no way I could in good conscience recommend this school to any other parent. - Posted by Parent

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