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Principal's Message

“We will provide a safe a respectful environment in which staff, students, parents and community can work collaboratively to foster personal, social and academic growth. Together we will address new performance standards and provide the resources for all students, including English Language Learners, those who need Instructional Support and high achieving students, to meet high standards of excellence and be armed with the skills necessary to meet 21st century challenges and to be life-long learners and productive members of society.”
~Principal John Ficalora

News & Announcements

2019 Community and Citywide Education Council Election

The Community and Citywide Education Councils give parents a powerful voice in shaping the policies and priorities for New York City schools. From advising the Chancellor to working directly with the district superintendent and reviewing district educational programs and needs, the 32 Community Education Councils and 4 Citywide Education Councils play a major role in education policy and help make our public schools the best they can be.

The deadline to submit an Education Council application is
March 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm
For more information, please access the website at

Application Deadline Extended to March 13, 2019!
Poster for the elections of the community and citywide education councils.

Newtown High School Career Day

The Newtown High School College Access For All team will be hosting a Career Day Event on Tuesday, February 12th. Join us on February 12th periods 4- 7 in the school’s library to listen to a variety of professionals as they share their experience in the workplace. For more information call the Newtown High School College Office at 718-595-8490.
Career Exploration Month

In The Spotlight

For many generations since 1897, Newtown High School had been responsible for educating the young and eager minds of those who walk through its welcoming threshold. Newtown High School has a lot to be proud of. It has the good fortune of being located in the most diverse city of the United States, which gives the students a chance to discover and unite with those coming from another cultural background. It is also a school that consists of ambitious and intellectual students who are willing to do the best they can in order to accomplish their goals in life. It is truly astounding how Newtown’s vitality could go on for so long without becoming weary of the changing times, which is accompanied with new challenges. It is because of these striking aspects of our school that we are proud to say that Newtown truly “Towers above the rest”.