This large urban high school of 3,080 students, which is in a working class community in Staten Island, was designated as “failing” in 2006. Implementation of the Hochman Method at New Dorp rolled out between 2008 and 2011. The method’s role in New Dorp’s turnaround was the subject of a feature in The Atlantic (October 2012). The article reported the following successes:
New Dorp High School is now considered a “Showcase School” by the New York City Department of Education and serves as a model for other schools in the city.
Deirdre DeAngelis, New Dorp High School’s Principal, was a 2017 recipient of the Sloane Award for Public Service in part due to the implementation of The Hochman Method at her school.