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Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School

Public | 6-12 | 783 students

 

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Posted October 15, 2012

"im supposedto go togateway but the principal's (she has an attitude) computer system probably made a mistake and now im not excepted. she cares for no one elses success but hers. she has not a sensitive bone in her body. Even her own staff is afraid of her. ive seen it with my own eyes. if you do go to gateway try to stay away from the pricipal. " It's not the principal who controls all this. I agree the school system is not that great, but it's pretty easy to get in. just have an 85 or above on everything.


Posted September 6, 2012

im supposedto go togateway but the principal's (she has an attitude) computer system probably made a mistake and now im not excepted. she cares for no one elses success but hers. she has not a sensitive bone in her body. Even her own staff is afraid of her. ive seen it with my own eyes. if you do go to gateway try to stay away from the pricipal.


Posted August 19, 2012

I hate how people get hyped over QGST. I go here, and they don't let the "little kids" do anything with the school. It's boring, too many unessasary rules and all that. I like most of my teachers, but they don't really support you like good teachers should. Most of em anyway. I like it overall.. There is a lot of bullying though, and the counselors seem to shrug it off.


Posted May 21, 2009

QUeens Gateway is an excellent school! I am a graduate of the first class of the millennium! Class of 2000! The Teachers really cared and more importantly, the parents of the P.T.A at the time were dynamic! It is because of those parents why Gateway has their own building. I had the best Teachers and although there were not many extracurricular activities, when I was there, we made our own activities! I was on the Student Council and there was a Track Team and a Boys Basketball team. We were a very close-knit group that had great relationships with the staff and many opportunities to get hosital experience.


Posted August 28, 2007

It is the greatest school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2007

Queens GAteway is a great school for anyone who is considering the medical field as a future option. THe school has hospital rotation that take place at Queens Hospital Center. The students and families of Queens GAteway are closely tied together by the missions we all want to accomplsih. Even though this school is more directive towards the medical field, students who wish to enter other various fields can also attend too because not only is the school helping students reach out towards the medical fields but it is also helping those students who wish to be successful in other areas as well. I would personally reccommend any student to attend this school for its excenlent security, education, staff and well behaved students too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2006

This school is one of the best schools in Queens. The staff is hard working and because of the effort of the students, the staff get motivated to teach. Even though this school doesn't have as many extra curricular activities, it has AP classes as well as teams and clubs. Everyday this school is trying to be vary in opportunities. With the help of the students and their parents, I think that this school will grow into a successful facility.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2006

This school is horrible.There are no extracurricular activities for the students to participate in.As a student I have told my mother time and time again that the teachers don't put effort into the well-fare or education of the students.When people speak of this school,the first thing that comes to mind is its greatness.Unfortunately,students are just as bad in this school as in any other school. Even though bad behavior takes place in this school,there is also the fact that the drop-out rate is low and the graduation rate high.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
64%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Chemistry

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Earth Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male99%
African American93%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

English

All Students93%
Female95%
Male89%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Geometry

All Students90%
Female87%
Male95%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Global History and Geography

All Students96%
Female98%
Male92%
African American92%
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Integrated Algebra

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities80%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female94%
Male101%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Physics

All Students33%
Female37%
Male28%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant33%

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 middle school level. The school received 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 1 45% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 37% 9%
Hispanic 2 16% 23%
White 1 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 263%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 62%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

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

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

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

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This school
6.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.6
 

City average

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

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This school
6.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents17923%
Students77695%
Teachers2663%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. JUDY HENRY

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Medical
  • Sciences
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 - Q25, Q46, Q65. Subways - E to Van Wyck Blvd ; F to Parsons Blvd
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
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150-91 87th Rd
Jamaica, NY 11432
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Phone: (718) 969-3155

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