School of the Future by the Numbers
This New York City middle and high school ensures that students learn how to think critically and are assessed in an authentic way.
SoF students come from all backgrounds. Forty percent qualify for free and reduced lunch. Seventeen percent are enrolled in special education, and 98 percent, like eleventh grader Elijah Short (top left) will go on to college.
Credit: Tom LeGoff
The School of the Future (SOF) is a public school in New York City’s bustling Gramercy Park neighborhood.
Certified teachers: 48
- African American: 20%
- Caucasian: 34%
- Asian: 18%
- Latino: 26%
- English-language learners: 2%
- Individualized education programs: 17%
- Attendance: 95.5%
- Qualify for free or reduced-price lunch: 40.1%
$5,000 per general ed student per the Fair Student Funding formula
Income in the 2009-10 year from grants:
Computers for students:
Five mobile labs with 15-25 laptops plus 30 stationary Mac desktops in a computer lab
Dedicated collaborative-planning hours:
- Three hours per week for departmental, grade-level, and special ed/general ed
- Two hours per month for full staff meetings
Eighth graders scoring at or above a level 3 (meeting standards or meeting standards with distinction) on the New York State Assessments, 2009:
- English-language arts: 82%, up from 74% the previous year
- Math: 94%, up from 84% the previous year
Building constructed: 1905
Year Stacy Goldstein became director of the middle school: 2005
Year John Fanning became director of the high school: 2006
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