Newtown High School (Queens)

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Newtown High School
Location
48-01 90th Street.
Elmhurst, Queens, New York, USA
Information
TypePublic secondary
MottoWe tower above the rest.
Established1897
School boardNew York City Department of Education
School districtNYC School District 24
School numberQ455
CEEB Code331815
PrincipalJohn Ficalora
Grades9–12
Enrollment2,162
MascotPioneers
Average SAT scores400 Verbal
451 Math
398 Writing (2012)
Website
 
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Newtown High School
Location
48-01 90th Street.
Elmhurst, Queens, New York, USA
Information
TypePublic secondary
MottoWe tower above the rest.
Established1897
School boardNew York City Department of Education
School districtNYC School District 24
School numberQ455
CEEB Code331815
PrincipalJohn Ficalora
Grades9–12
Enrollment2,162
MascotPioneers
Average SAT scores400 Verbal
451 Math
398 Writing (2012)
Website
Side view of school

Newtown High School is a high school in Elmhurst, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. Its multinational student body consists of approximately 2,879 students, with a large percentage of Hispanic and Asian students. Newtown High School celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2007. In 2010, Newtown High School held its graduation at York College, for the first time in over 30 years, rather than other locations such as St. John's University and Forest Park.

The school offers college courses, advanced placement classes in English Literature, Biology, Spanish Language, Chinese Language, Calculus BC, History among others; a business/technology program; a pre-engineering/technology preparation; as well as an art program.

Newtown High School has teams in a variety of sports, both co-ed and broken down by gender. The sports offered include wrestling, soccer, baseball, golf, cross-country, outdoor track, softball, bowling, handball, volleyball, basketball, tennis, break-dancing, among others. Gymnastics once played a part, but has been discontinued.

Front of school

Newtown has a newspaper, a Key Club, the student organization, a language club, a poetry club, debate team, mediation, robotics club, photography club, several culture clubs, among others. Newtown also has a notable guitar class, which has performed for QPTV (Queens Public Television) .

Athletics[edit]

Newtown has seen some success with athletics, winning numerous city championships in a variety of athletic competitions. It currently competes in the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), and fields a wide number of teams in many different sports. They include:

Boys Teams

Girls Teams

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