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2016-2017 High School Profile
CEEB Code: 333340
Main Office: (607) 564-9955 ext 3130
Counseling Office (607) 564-9955 ext 3131
www.newfieldschools.org
Principal: Matthew Ryan
School Counselor: Rick Pawlewicz
 
Community
Located five miles south of Ithaca, NY (home of Cornell University and Ithaca College), Newfield is a small town of approximately 4900 residents. Many people who reside in Newfield work in the nearby communities of Ithaca, Elmira or Binghamton, while enjoying the beautiful scenery and rolling hills of Newfield.
 
School
The Newfield Central School District consists of two buildings with three separate schools on one campus.  The Elementary School houses grades Pre K – 5 with a total enrollment of approximately 425 students a year.  The Middle School, which encompasses 183 students in grades 6 – 8, is an extension of the High School building.  Newfield High School is a comprehensive four-year public school serving approximately 200 students in grades 9 – 12.  The average graduating class has 70 students each year. Newfield Central School District is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents.
 
Curriculum
The academic program offers a variety of courses to meet the individual needs of its students.  In addition to their requirements for graduation, students may take elective courses in art, choral and instrumental music, foreign language, computer technology, independent living and vocational instruction.  8th grade students who demonstrate mastery on New York State Assessments will have the opportunity for accelerated Math and Foreign Language credits. 
 
Many students in grades 11 and 12 participate in the Concurrent Enrollment Program through Tompkins-Cortland Community College.  Students who demonstrate mastery on New York State Regents exams can opt to participate in concurrent enrollment college courses taught by high school instructors in the areas of Business Law, United States History, Community First Aid, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, Business Math, Engineering Graphics, Spanish, Biology, English Composition, English Literature and Spanish.  Students also have the opportunity to earn college credit directly through Tompkins Cortland Community College’s CollegeNow program (http://www.tc3.edu/collegenow/).  Students also have the opportunity to take online college courses (Psychology, Sociology, Astronomy, Personal Health, Criminal Justice & Essentials of Nutrition) and virtual AP courses (Statistics, Art History, Computer Science and Music Theory).
 
Grading
For purposes of transfer students, NCAA, and any other institutions that use a letter grading system the conversion chart below will be used.
4pt. scale               Percentage            Letter Grade
4.0                          95-100                   A  Excellent
3.0                          85-94                     B  Above
2.0                          75-84                     C  Average
1.0                          65-74                     D  Below Average               
0.0                          64                           F  Failure
 
GPA and Ranking
GPA is computed by averaging student percentage scores by the number of credits attempted.  All courses, whether passed or failed, are recorded on the transcript and used in the calculation of a student’s GPA.  All college credit courses approved for high school credit will be weighted an additional 5%.
 
Class Rank is calculated at the end of each semester using student GPA. 
 
Colleges attended by Newfield High School graduates over the last four years
 
Alfred University                                 Barry University                     Cazenovia College                             

Clarkson University                            Cornell University                   Corning CC                            
 
Daemen College                                Drexel University                    Elmira College                       
 
University of Findlay                          Genesee CC                            Hilbert College                       
 
Hobart & William Smith                     Ithaca College                         Kent State      
 
Liberty University                              Lycoming College                   Lyndon State College                        
 
Mansfield University                          Mohawk Valley CC                Nazareth College                   
 
University of New Haven                  Northwestern Ohio                 Onondaga CC                                    
 
Penn State                                        Rochester Institute of Tech    Russell Sage                                       
 
St. John Fisher College                     St. Lawrence University         SUNY Albany                                               
 
SUNY Alfred                                      SUNY Brockport                    SUNY Buffalo                                  
 
SUNY Cobleskill                                SUNY Cortland                      SUNY Fredonia                                 
 
SUNYIT                                             SUNY Morrisville                   SUNY Oneonta                                 
 
SUNY Oswego                                  University of Charleston         University of Vermont           
 
University of Mary Washington         Utica College                         Washington and Jefferson College    

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NEWFIELD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Superintendent
District Office
247 Main Street
Newfield, NY 14867

Phone: (607) 564-9955
Fax: (607) 564-0055
www.newfieldschools.org


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