New World Preparatory Charter Middle School

At a Glance

387
students in grades 6-8
14%
of students are English Language Learners
92%
of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch
27%
of students qualify for special needs services

At New World Preparatory Charter Middle School, a partner school on Staten Island, 33% of the 8th grade class met or exceeded grade level English Language Arts standards on the New York State English Language Arts examination in 2017, up from 27% in 2016 for the same cohort of students. Similarly, 35% of the 7th grade class met or exceeded grade level English Language Arts standards in 2017, up from 23% in 2016 for the same cohort of students.

"The Writing Revolution has changed my perception of both reading and writing in a positive way. When I think back to how I learned writing, I can't remember ever learning how to write well; it was just assumed that if you read well you wrote well. However, that is not true. TWR allows teachers of ANY content to scaffold comprehension through writing. Implementation of TWR does NOT mean creating an entirely new curriculum -- what is does mean is using the curriculum you already have and revising it to ensure the academic success of all students. TWR is not just a writing program -- it is so much more! It is a program that improves reading comprehension, writing abilities, vocabulary, speaking abilities, and students’ overall confidence!"

Jaclyn, 7th grade ELA Teacher