Newtown High School

48-01 90th St
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,704 students in grades 9-12, Newtown High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,704 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : 75% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 91% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Newtown High School's student population of 1,704 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,704 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
114 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Newtown High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Newtown High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#2489 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Newtown High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
49%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Newtown High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
35-39%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Newtown High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
91%
78%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Newtown High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
11:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Newtown High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Newtown High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
22%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Newtown High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
64%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Newtown High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
6%
16%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Newtown High School and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
5%
41%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Newtown High School and the percentage of White public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Newtown High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Newtown High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.54
This chart displays the diversity score of Newtown High School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
75%
87%
This chart displays graduation rate of Newtown High School and public school graduation rate of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Newtown High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Newtown High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Newtown High School's ranking?
Newtown High School is ranked #2489 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Newtown High School often compared to?
Newtown High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Civic Leadership Academy, Maspeth High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Newtown High School?
The graduation rate of Newtown High School is 75%, which is lower than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Newtown High School?
1,704 students attend Newtown High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Newtown High School students are Hispanic, 22% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Black, 5% of students are White, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Newtown High School?
Newtown High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Newtown High School offer ?
Newtown High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Newtown High School part of?

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,704 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : 75% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 91% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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