2016-2017 High School Profile|
CEEB Code: 333340
Main Office: (607) 564-9955 ext 3130
Counseling Office (607) 564-9955 ext 3131
Principal: Matthew Ryan
School Counselor: Rick Pawlewicz
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.
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.
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).
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