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Queens High School For The Sciences At York Colleg

Public | 9-12 | 418 students

 

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Posted October 13, 2014

This school is one of he best schools. It is small so mostly everyone knows each other, and you are forced to do well; there is hardly anyone who will not succeed, unless they are set on failing. Another thing: they offer many AP Tests, which really help in college. -Previous student
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2011

its nice sometimes youll get a teacher who gives 2 much hw but overall 5/5
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2011

Great school, the principal is the best. She gets things done and makes you feel like you're important. This is hard to get at a big school. MOST of the teachers are dedicated and love to help with exceptions of a few.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

I love how every staff members and teachers know the students in school, which makes it easier to bond and get help from the staff members. The school is smaller, which means the school can pay more attention to all the students unlike a really big school. Our school also has fundraiser events to help with charity and consists of dances and many shows.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

It's peaceful. The teachers and students are very close. There are many events. The grades are closely knit and everybody gets along well. It's my second home.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

Its small so you know everyone very easily and the students and teachers are really nice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Queens High School for the Sciences is a school that not only teaches its students well academically, rather it also prepares students for the real world while creating an excellent atmosphere to learn well. I loved my experiences at qhssyc. It was truly great, the teachers, the students, the environment. In qhssyc, we were truly a family, everyone literally knew everyone, and we helped each other succeed. This school excels in almost all apects


Posted September 20, 2009

It's a small school, so everyone knows each other. This place, is literally like a family. Not only does your peers know your name, the teachers, deans, and even our own principal knows you. They also offer a variety of classes to the students, however, if we did get the money, I'm sure we could fund our clubs / technology. Such as smart boards, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

We have the best teachers :D and all the students are friendly XP Plus we have 'advanced' classes LOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

We're amazing! we're on a college campus, have a swim team, tennis team, and handball team (who has ever heard of a handball team?!). Although we only have about 400 students, we learn more, and have personal relationships with the teachers. Since we have so few students, we're located mainly on one floor, which is good, because we don't have to worry about being late to school! there are sooo many to mention, but i need to do my hw now :) soo, I'll leave it at that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I love my school! ;] Even though the homework/exams/projects may be too much sometimes; the friends you make there are all worth it in the end!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2008

In addition to my previous entry... Oh and another thing: usually in order to pass the regents you need to have a score of 65 or higher right? Well, in my math class, even if you pass the regents with, let s say, a 78, you ll most likely fail, because my math teacher sets our standard at a score of a minimum of 85. About the campus, I would say that the facilities that are available to us are very good. We are allowed to use the gymnasium, the swimming pool, and the cafeteria. The cafeteria is excellent because the college provides a space reserved just for the high school students. Also, it provides Blimpie, pizza, Chinese food, and much more which helps keep students on the campus during lunch instead of going out on Jamaica Ave, which can be very unsafe at times.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2008

safe school enviroment, very good teachers ready to help the students when they need it, plenty of enrichment activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

My daughter, very achievement-oriented, says she is finally enrolled in a school where she feels at home and among like-minded students. The faculty is very involved in their students' progress and well-being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2007

Our school is extra-ordinary. The teachers work extra hard to provide us with over the top education. Despite the fact that we do get about 4 hours of homework, projects that ruin our weekends and 5 tests in one week, we are well prepared for the majority of our state/city exams that colleges often look at. Although our school is in a rather rough location, the faculty makes sure that no one is left alone after school hours. All in all, the school is great, the kids are supportive of one another and the school atmosphere is nothing but love. complaints- there are not enough after school sports programs or activies that may keep us occupied, so our life doesn't always revolve around work, which can be stressful. We also don't have lockers, which makes carrying around poster projects or our belongings quite difficult, as we could possibly lose them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2007

Hi my name is Mike Miloslovic and I ma a student at the Queens High School for Sciences. I love this high school. First off because there are sports teams and there are many classes and electives. I get about 4 hours of homework each night. The comment left by the parent below is absolutely false. I work hard, very hard to keep my grades above 93, as my average is about a 96.56. Queens Science is the second best high school in Queens comparable to that of Townsend Harris in my opinion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2007

I have yet to see the high acedemic standards of homework given compared to the other Specialized High Schools in the N.Y.City area.If my son gets 2 hours of homework a night it would be a lot. Other schools have at least 3 to 4 hours of work per night. Most of the homework are 1 page handouts and not one project requires more than 3,4 or 5 pages. There are few sports teams with little experience in coaching due to the fact that the teachers are working very hard to do many things including running clubs,coaching and teaching. The school has great aspirations but lacks many resources to accomplish some of them. Overall, my child couldn't be in a safer environment with a student body that is very respectful to the teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

Major improvements have been made in developing the school. The school now has several PSAL team and clubs. The relationship with the college has improved tremendously. The first graduating class (Class of 2006) has great college statistics, with over 10 acceptances to NYU, 3 TO IVY LEAGUE institutions and many students in the top SUNY schools. All of the graduates attend a four year college. The QHSSYC community has grown from its creation 5 years ago and still is growing in excellence. Regents scores climb higher and higher every year and several AP courses are being offered not to mention the available college courses from York college. The school is very safe, with no major fights reported.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 2, 2006

Not enough sports teams Small class size and great teachers great test scores A large assortment of clubs
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

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 66% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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94%

2011

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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97%
Earth Science

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

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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Global History and Geography

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Integrated Algebra

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
100%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

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Living Environment

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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 Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
African Americann/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

English

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Global History and Geography

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Integrated Algebra

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Living Environment

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Physics

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
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 "A" 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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 74% 9%
Black 2 11% 19%
Hispanic 1 8% 23%
White 2 7% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 153%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 79%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • 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 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 515 responses

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

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

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

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

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents10627%
Students38998%
Teachers2083%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DAVID MARMOR

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Sciences
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • 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 - Q1, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, Q17, Q20A, Q24, Q3, Q30, Q36, Q4, Q40, Q41, Q42, Q5, Q54, Q56, Q6, Q60, Q65, Q8, Q83, Q84, Q85, Q9. Subways - E, J, Z to Jamaica Center - Parsons - Archer
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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94-50 159th St
Jamaica, NY 11451
Phone: (718) 657-3181

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