New Utrecht High School

New Utrecht High School
1601 80th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11214
Coordinates 40°36′48″N 74°00′11″W / 40.6132°N 74.003°W / 40.6132; -74.003Coordinates: 40°36′48″N 74°00′11″W / 40.6132°N 74.003°W / 40.6132; -74.003
Type Public
Established 1915
School district 20
School code 20K445
Principal Mrs. Maureen Goldfarb
Faculty 206
Number of students 3,000+[1]
Color(s) White and Green
Endowment $30,876,459
Information Phone: 718-232-2500 Fax: 718-259-5526
Website New Utrecht High School

New Utrecht High School (formerly known as New Utrecht Training School, but the initials spelled N.U.T.S. leading to the name change sometime in the mid 1900s) is a coeducational public high school in Brooklyn, New York City, serving 3,000+ pupils. It is part of New York City District 20.


Notable alumni include:

Advanced Placement courses offered

New Utrecht High School is the venue for key scenes in the 1947 movie It Happened in Brooklyn, starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Jimmy Durante, and Peter Lawford.

The front and rear views of the school building were employed in opening and closing scenes of the popular TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter—which starred alumnus Gabe Kaplan.

Extra curricular activities

Student government

New Utrecht has an active student government, which is elected every May. For close to a century the student government positions were Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Secretary, Treasurer, and student representatives from each grade. The mayoral theme was a longstanding tradition that stemmed from the fact that New Utrecht (the neighborhood) was named by Dutch settlers after the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands. In 2015, the student government decided to change the name of the two major positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor to Student Body President and Student Body Vice President. The New Utrecht High School Student Government is responsible for allocating funds to clubs, as well as organizing a School Spirit Week, a Thanksgiving Dinner, a Toy Drive, and other annual, school-wide events.

There is also a Senior Council composed of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Senior Council is responsible for organizing Senior events, such as the Senior Class Brunch and Senior Trip, creating the Senior Class sweatshirts, voicing concerns of the Senior Class to the administration, and keeping the Senior Class informed.

School Leadership Team

The School Leadership Team consists of representatives from the school administration, parents, teachers and students. The students are usually two active students, one junior and one senior, who voice the concerns of the student body. The SLT meets monthly to discuss and work on issues related to implementation of the school’s mission and vision. A P.T.A. meeting follows immediately after.

Productions at New Utrecht High School

There are four productions held annually at New Utrecht- the Talent Show, the Chinese New Year Show, the Fashion Show, and the International Show.

The Talent Show is open to everyone and anyone who has talent, whether it be singing, dancing, magic, comedy or any other jaw dropping act. The sound crew, lighting crew, stage crew, construction crew and booklet crew are all entirely run by students. The show is usually in December.

The Asian New Year Show is a show put on near the Chinese New Year, and has singing, dancing, acting and everything else, revolving around Chinese culture. The Chinese Club at New Utrecht has a partnership with an outside group called the Chinese Planning Council.

The Fashion Show production at New Utrecht High School is student run and consists of students in the New Utrecht Fashion Society creating their own clothes, and having their friends model it for them. The show is usually in March or April.

The International Show is held in April or May, and is a show that, like the others, is completely student run. It is similar to the Talent Show, but focuses on other countries around the world.


New Utrecht offers a plethora of clubs. They are Student Government, Arista, Art Club, Asian Club, Chess/Gaming Club, Creative Problem Solving Club, Cooking Club, Cosmetology/Makeup Club, Dance Club, Disc Jockey (DJ) Club, Forensic Science Club, Glee Club, Healthy Living Club, History Club, LGBTSA Club, Photography Club, Robotics Club, Russian Club, Sound Club/Audio-Visual, Stock/Investigating Club.


Every morning, a set group of students read aloud announcements over the PA system.


  1. "Welcome – Official Website".
  2. "New Utrecht (Brooklyn, NY) Baseball". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
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