New City School
School performance rating
Languages spoken by school staff
English, Spanish, Somali
The student school day ends at 3:45 & is followed by a growing variety of extracurricular activities. These include math intervention, musical theater production, a music club, basketball learning & competition for grades 3-8, chess, book club. New City offers before & after school care on a flexible basis for minimal cost.
How to enroll
If interested in enrolling, contact Juana Mandujano at (612) 623-3309 or email@example.com. You can also visit newcitycharterschool.org.
Students at this school
- American Indian or Alaskan Native1%
- Black or African American20%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0%
- Two or more races10%
- English Language Learner7%
- From a Low Income Background37%
- Special Education10%
Teachers at this school
- American Indian or Alaskan Native0%
- Black or African American0%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander8%
- Two or more races0%
Average student to teacher ratio
New City aims to grow students who have a strong sense of agency going into high school after 8th grade, who have gained a sense of themselves, are able to think critically, to communicate & collaborate effectively, to imagine & create, & who care about others. Their charter was anchored in the understanding that social learning is as important as & can leverage academic learning. The New City program values challenging learning & utilizes EL Education ELA & Eureka Math as core curricula. They are in the process of developing learning “expeditions” that tackle social studies & science standards through inquiry-driven & locally relevant, hands-on, learning adventures. As a staff they value of relationships for learning & systematically cultivate a professional community that can model caring & cooperation for students. “Crew” (where no one is a passenger) starts the day with team-building & social skills development.
Special education programming
Provides a full-service special education program, including three teachers, multiple paraprofessionals, & special service providers in speech, social work, school psychology, & occupational therapy.
English language learner programming
New City has a full-time ELL teacher who assesses English language learners, identifies needs, coordinates with classroom teachers, & schedule supporting instruction based on students’ needs.
Covid recovery plan
In small classes, students assess the needs of each student and, with the team, make plans to address them (including goal-setting at fall conferences). Our strategic plan (Student Success Plan) targets learning loss through a well elaborated Multi-tiered System of Support for students, through excellent teacher development & support, & through strong leadership & organization. We have increased the amount & depth of math & reading intervention available to students & utilize the iReady Diagnostic Assessment to see & address each learner’s profile. Small class sizes (max 24) & strong relationships (student-student & student-teacher) anchored in a commitment to equitable learning across groupings. Student
4 out of 10 students are performing math at grade level
6 out of 10 students read at grade level
5 out of 10 students are progressing to graduate on grade-level in math
7 out of 10 students are progressing to graduate on grade-level in reading
New City School strives to create a community where all facets of our city are represented & where every student & staff member feel fully welcomed & significant. Guided by its values around diversity, community, citizenship, quality work, & creativity & our mission to integrate social, emotional, & academic learning.
New City School is committed to serving every student & all of its families equitably, to preparing all students for success in high school & beyond, & to providing a welcoming & inclusive learning environment. Anchored in the understanding that relationships are foundational for learning, New City maintains small class sizes that allow for stronger & deeper relationships between students & between teachers & students. Days begin with Crew meetings in which students learn to care about their classmates, develop social skills, & cultivate a safe & welcoming learning community. Students voice is fostered & supports differentiated by an increasingly diverse staff. Student voices are fostered through arts. Community liaison staff ensure that communication is effective between families & school, & a student support team proactively provides supports for students.