New City School

1230 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813 | (562) 436-0689
  • Grades: KG-8
  • Student Enrollment: 471
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4 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1230 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Charter School
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 471
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 23.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 20.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 226 (48.0%)
  • Females: 245 (52.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 4 (0.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 371 (78.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 375 (79.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
New City School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For New City School
  Number Percent
1st Grade8818.7%
2nd Grade8718.5%
3rd Grade4810.2%
4th Grade4810.2%
5th Grade296.2%
6th Grade326.8%
7th Grade367.6%
8th Grade255.3%
10th Grade30.6%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 84.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 29.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 3.9
Average Age
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

4 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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8 reviews for New City School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on November 29, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The New City School is a wonderful school for my children. Great alternative education.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on May 02, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My son goes to the LBB campus and has been since kinder. I love the pride the school has given my son. Three times a year we get to listen to him tell us what he has learned that year. We get to see him be proactive it's great. SO much better than a teacher parent conference. He is also learning Spanish and it's great to see him use it more and more.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on May 02, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I have two children who attend New City School at the Long Beach Blvd. site. My oldest is in 3rd grade and has been there since kindergarten and my other son has attended both kindergarten and 1st grade. The school has definitely gone through many changes and some "growing pains", but we are very happy with the education our children are receiving. The focus is not on "test-taking" which is very important to us. They are progressing well academically and are exposed to different cultures, music, the arts and to care about the earth and their community. We do speak Spanish in our home and the school's bilingual program reinforces Spanish and they are completely bilingual in both languages (speaking/reading/writing). The school is not for everyone. It is not as "structured" as traditional schools, but the small class sizes and multi-age classrooms which keeps students with the same teacher for 3 years allows for strong relationships to be built which is crucial in learning. Parent involvement is very important and we are very involved in the school, attending meetings and volunteering as much as we can. My children love going to school and we believe children learn more when they are enjoying themselves and they are at New City School!
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on April 19, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I have had children in the New City School system for over 10 years. I am extremely happy with the small learning environment,the spanish immersion, the project based learning, and the constructivist math.

    Over the years I have had my concerns because the school is not a traditional school. Every time I have had a concern the staff has been available and open to talking with me and together we have found a solution.

    I have watched the directors of the school every year analyze the school's strengths and needs so that the school can be even better.

    My children have both been taught in both languages and have not been segregated by language except in their language arts class. I was very surprised when my son first learned to read in english, that the ability transferred almost immediately to spanish!

    As a parent I have been encouraged to get involved in everything from classroom help to fund raising.

    I love that they believe that a full education includes music and art. How does one study any period in history without being exposed to the music, art and literature from that time? Layering all these elements really gives a child a well rounded education- not teaching to the test.

    All in all, my kids and I couldn't be happier. I am so grateful to have had the New City School as a choice for my children.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on April 18, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • my daughter is in her 3rd year at new city school. We are very happy with the bilingual aspect and her easy and enthusiastic progress into literacy, history, math and world/community awareness. I feel she has been guided and nurtured in this process by the teachers, many of whom are very creative and passionate about the work they do. Very pleased with this alternative to a regular public school! especially the daily music class. what a great and fun way to become bilingual.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on April 18, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My eldest son has been at NCS for 3 years and my youngest is in his 1st year. Both of my children are primarily English speakers and were at the time they entered into the NCS. Because of their teaching style, my eldest son is now reading and having conversations in Spanish and my youngest is able to understand and speak basic Spanish. They both excel above the expectations for their grades and ages and the culture at the school is unlike any other school. Their studies include everything from the math and language arts, to history, photography, yoga, cooking, physical education to social service. They encourage healthy eating unlike most public schools in Los Angeles County, which is also a huge plus for parents. The program is great and it works. The teachers are amazing and my kids feel like they are part of an extended family at the school and beg to go even on Saturdays. My kids are encouraged to think outside the box and grow at their own pace, which both of my sons, as well as I, embrace fully! The class sizes are small and the kids get the attention they deserve. Above all the communication lines are open with the teachers and they will work with you when issues arise to ensure your child stays on the right path on their learning journey. My kids love NCS and so do I!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 20, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • What the New City School will not tell parents up front is that they are primarily a Spanish-language school.

    We enrolled our student at this school happily after hearing of their immersion programs and dual-language approach in the thought that it could only benefit him to learn Spanish, but were appalled to learn the following:

    The native Spanish speakers and native English speakers are segregated.

    For Spanish speaking students, 85% of instruction is Spanish, the remainder English. For English speaking students, 30% is done in English, 70% Spanish.

    At this point we are eight months into the year and our child can not count past ten, name the primary colors, or recognize anything beyond "como estas?" or "buenos dias" in the Spanish language. He tells us daily of entire blocks of time where he understands not one word of what is said, and is allowed to sit idle while others participate.

    In addition, we have not received a single report card or seen more than one test result the entire year, giving us very little gauge for our child's performance in school.

    When our child had behavioral problems we asked his teachers to prepare a short daily report to incidicate what issues there may have been so that we could work together to correct them. These reports, penned by teachers mind you, frequently included flagrant grammatical errors that were even noticed by our child when reviewing them together at night. We voiced our concerns to the teachers involved about the use of poor English by those who were responsible for teaching him and were greeted with a cold and uncomfortable attitude which only grew worse after we were told by the school's director, "If you do not like how we do things you should find another school."

    The New City School has great potential, but from our experiences they are unaccepting of criticism and unwilling to change. At this time there is no way I could in good conscience recommend this school to any other parent.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on December 05, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • they do a good job sometimes

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