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2018-2019 High School Profile
CEEB Code: 333340
Main Office: (607) 564-9955 ext 3130
Counseling Office (607) 564-9955 ext 3131
Principal: Patrick Mahunik
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 450 students a year.  The Middle School, which encompasses 175 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 246 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, Psychology and Spanish.  Students also have the opportunity to earn college credit directly through Tompkins Cortland Community College’s CollegeNow program (  Students also have the opportunity to take online college courses (Psychology, Sociology, Astronomy, Personal Health, Criminal Justice & Essentials of Nutrition).

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.  

Class of 2018
There were 43 graduates in the class of 2018.
•19 graduated with Honors
•30 graduated earning community college credits
•20 graduated earning at least 15 community college credits
•11 graduated earning at least 30 community college credits
•5 graduated earning at least 40 community college credits
•1 graduated earning 60 community college credits and an Associate’s Degree

Class of 2018 Post High School Placement
33% Matriculated to 4-year colleges and/or universities
42% Matriculated to 2-year institutions with intent to transfer
25% Selected gap-year program, employment or military

Class of 2018 Assessment Reporting
1195 - SAT Mean Total
603 - SAT Mean Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 
593 – SAT Mean Math
67% of Class of 2018 Test Takers met BOTH benchmarks

Colleges attended by Newfield High School graduates over the last four years 

Alfred University, Barry University, Cazenovia College, Clarkson University, Cornell University, Corning CC, Elmira College, Genesee CC, Hilbert College,

Hofstra University, Ithaca College, Keuka College, Lee University, Liberty University, Lycoming College, Mansfield University, Mohawk Valley CC, Nazareth College,

Northwestern Ohio, Oberlin College, Onondaga CC, Penn Foster, Penn Tech, Pittsburgh/Bradford, Rochester Institute of Technology, Russell Sage,

St. John Fisher College, SUNY Albany, SUNY Alfred, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Cortland, SUNY ESF, SUNY Fredonia,

SUNYIT, SUNY Morrisville, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Oswego, University of Charleston, University of Vermont, Wells College





Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Superintendent
District Office
247 Main Street
Newfield, NY 14867

Phone: (607) 564-9955
Fax: (607) 564-0055

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