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Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Public | 9-12 | 1197 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2013

I love this school because it like a gate way to college this school prepares you for college despite what people said about this school this school provides AP classes and also when you are a senior you will have a choice in classes unless you fail any previous classes and yes I AM A SENIOR we also have dear/advisory whenever you have a problem in this school i recommend you speak to your dear teacher they will tell you who you can speak too so yeah 4 yrs it's been fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2010

I am very happy my daughter attends and is graduating this school. She learned life lessons that are so valuable and I am proud of the entire process. I thank QHST for so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

School improving with after school programs and attracting more students who from my son's school who did not consider it in the past. My neighbor is sending her child there over the other local schools because of its small school intimacy and programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

I was skeptical at first but my daughter got into better colleges than her friends in honors programs at other district 26 schools. Plus she was able to learn to work with all kinds of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2009

The school is safe and a convenient location but the challenge factor is non-existent. My 1st son did well on the regent exams but had great difficulty learning study skills for college. It cost us a lot of time and money (for low grades in college classes), before he was able to catch up. My second son, who had done very well in middle school (ARISTA), doesn't even bring his book bag home because he gets no work. The philosophy of 'inclusion' classes (where all levels of students are mixed in the classes), may look nice, warm and fuzzy on paper but it does not work. The students who have generally done poorly in classes, bright kids or not, tend to be the disciplinary problem youngsters. To have them in classes with students who want to learn is catastrophic. The school had great potential but 'sold out.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

QHST is great, better than most other schools because of the small learning communities we feel like we know everyone so we don't feel competitive with most kids, its easy to pass and easy to fail, just need to stay focus
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2009

Teachers are excellent. Curriculum is substandard. My kid is bored out of her skull. No advanced classes. There is almost a prejudice against competitive classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

With 3 small learning communites it's like three schools in one. Teachers, staff and students all know each other, not like other bigger high schools where you're just a number. If your looking for honors this is not for you, but that does not mean you can't succeed. My son just graduated and was offered many scholarships to colleges and is doing well in school now. You will get what you put into it. My daughter is now in 9th grade and loves it. She does find school very easy though, but I know she will always be on top and the end result is getting into a good college and I know she will, just like her brother did. Friendly atmosphere no real problems accept for a few kids pulling pranks against the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

Want the truth? This school is probably one of the most subtle and accepting high schools in New York City, however, when it's time to face the facts, it really isn't that great. My child entered this school last year and it was disasterous. Disasterous in respect to the courses. There were no challenges to face. My son probably would've gotten a more challlenging education at his middle school! It was a complete turn down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

teachers are dedicated and in tune with student needs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2007

There is no doubt that anyone who applies to this school will feel accepted. However, I'm gravely dissapointed with this school's cirriculum. Ambitious and advanced students do not have any challenges. This school is a huge dissapointment for academically exceling students! They give less than 1 hour of hw every night. They offer no AP or Honors courses and to top it off if you take the Spanish Proficiency in Junior High School and ace it you're still held for Spanish I-II . I came here with high hopes, but was dissapointed. The only probelm is the cirriculum. The teachers are great! As so is everything else!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

My daughter recently began this high school as a 9th grader. The school seems to academically, socially and culturally provide the tools for the students to have a fulfilling education here. I attended the Parent Orientation on Aug 30 and was very pleased with the comments provided by the teachers and the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

Honestly, this school is excellent, with a one exception. I love the fact that all students have the same treatment in all inclusion classrooms with students of all abilities. There is a solid learning environment. However, I know that students sometimes excel in some academic areas and should be treated as so. They should create Honors or Advanced Placements classes to challenge the ones who need. They should include mixed ability classes, but also with Honors and AP classes. In my opinion, this is one of the safest schools in the city without metal detectors either. The kids are all friendly with one another. If I decide to transfer I know that I will miss the High School of Teaching dearly.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

327 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

329 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

279 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

455 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

378 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

294 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

349 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students21%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%

Chemistry

All Students43%
Students with disabilities16%
General population46%

Earth Science

All Students49%
Students with disabilities24%
General population53%

English

All Students86%
Students with disabilities60%
General population90%

Geometry

All Students39%
Students with disabilities21%
General population41%

Global History and Geography

All Students60%
Students with disabilities34%
General population66%

Integrated Algebra

All Students52%
Students with disabilities24%
General population60%

Living Environment

All Students64%
Students with disabilities31%
General population72%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students77%
Students with disabilities44%
General population83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 46% 19%
Asian 24% 9%
Hispanic 17% 23%
White 12% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 56%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 1287 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents26023%
Students96780%
Teachers6092%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JAE HYUN CHO

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - Q43, Q46. Subways - F to Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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74-20 Commonwealth Blvd
Bellerose, NY 11426
Phone: (718) 736-7100

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