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Queens Vocational and Technical High School

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Posted May 13, 2013

This School is very well conducted. It is a safe enviorment without any harmful aspect. People should apply for this school. When people apply they would socailize and make new friends. This school would make a cahnge in an individual's life as a student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2012

This fall in septmember 2012 ill be a seinor and i gotta say, there are some negatives and some positives about QV, but overall, im definaltly going to miss it. There is a confusion between the school being bad or horrible, and i disagree. the school itself has great teachers, but for some reason i think that the school of entrepreneur studies like cosmo, buissness and graphics have the worst science teachers! Other shops have good amazing physics and chemistry teachers minus us! im in cosmo and it sucked being in a class where the kids correct the teacher.. in physics! The global and history teachers are amazing! The kids have an option when it comes to cutting class because the state requires for all doors to be open hello fire drill? So dont get carried away from you're (friends) because trust me, it is tempting but dont dare touch those doors! Overall Qv has amazing staff, do what you have to do and you will be successful here with so many rewards like the honor society.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2012

This school is a very good school. People say it is bad and stuff but they dont go to the school. They also do not know about what happens in the school. The school have turned around completely with the new principal. The rules are a lot more stricter and you need to do your work. If you do not do your work your not going to go anywhere. In the school it is very easy to pass and even easier to fail. Teachers look at everything from your attendence to your test. The school has changed. I am now going into my sophmore year and my freshman year has been PERFECT. I couldnt ask for a better one. You just need to do your work and get along with the right people. You should also join some clubs in school. I joined the robotics team this year and we went to a trip to Missiouri for the championships. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone. And on top of that your getting a CTE certified diploma. And if your at the top of your game you could get aa CTE endorsed Advanced Regents Diploma. Which is what I am aiming for. Success is the only option was the motto of the SED supervisor. She is now a principal in another school but her legend lives on with us!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2011

Honestly i have to say, I've just enter this school on September 2011 and ive expected something different. At first i was fascinated about this new environment in Queens Voc but guess what, it was different then i have expected. They have really nice and caring teachers there but they don't enforce there rules like they have said and their less caring.. "Success is the only option" it's true because they teach great programs. Although, they said you can't wear shorts , tanktops or anything very short but still i see students wearing short shorts and tanktops and teachers dont say a thing. I dont get that, they say one thing and then they dont care. Also, i see students walking in the hallways (cutting class) and teachers just see them pass by and they do nothing! and the security, bad. Students just walk out of school and they don't even know, well that's what I suppose because I haven't seen them get students who just walk out. Well, anyways all im just saying is if you go here, focus on your schoolwork and you'll be fine and don't chose the wrong path because this school does offer great programs and a 2nd diploma.If you chose to do the wrong things, well.. good luck.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

Great school, amazing teacher, fun activities and the memories here are priceles!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

Unlike many of the other reviews that are plagued with personal affairs, I'll give a non-biased review of this school. If you care about your education adn your future, Queens Voc and Tech will help you whenever you ask. The learning atmosphere is great, and there's barely any conflict. The Majors they offer are plentiful and can attract a large crowd of followers searching for their passions. Teachers care about you and they're fun to hang with Those looking for trouble will of course, find it if they search long enough. They can cut classes, they can start fights, they end up with the worst teachers etc. In Layman's terms, this school is like every other school out there, if your willing to learn, it's a haven for your brain. If your willing to cause trouble and are on the road to failure, then the school will never be able to help
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2009

I Currently Attend Queens Vocational. In Every School Theres Going To Be Fights Or illegal Activity Without Teachers Knowing. Queens Vocational is not a bad school. Theres just not a lot of disiplen. Every School Has Great Teachers, its just up to a student to decide if they are going to listen and learn. When i just entered the school in September 2008. i was scared of 'freshmen friday.' when all the seniors get the freshmen. this didnt happen. theres no racism in this school. its a great school that offers great programs like cosmotology, Electrical instalaion, Graphic arts, Bussines, Robotics and many others
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2009

Unsatisfactory school. Teachers do not enforce rules. Not only do they restrict parent/teacher meetings they do not provide a safe surrounding for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2008

when i first enetered queens vocation . september 2008 . i was very scared of the change's there were going to be from junior high to highschool . but now that it has been a few months i feel so incrdibly confortable in this school . the teacher's are really nice and respectfull and yes i agree with every statement here . so teachers dont do such a great job in teaching but that dosent mean the whole school is bad . and yes kids might get depprsed in this school but hey you cant just single out this school in any school you go to you can come out depersed i mean in ever school theres always going to be a bully a fight everything but that does not mean queens voc is a bad school ive seen school much worse and im really extaic that im in this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2008

Don't listen to a student who is prob. unhappy in his/her surroundings. This school is great. My child can explore his future in this school. He will get a great education and earn a double diploma. This school has great programs and great afterschool activities for a great social life. The teachers are very caring and are always keeping parents upto par on their childs grades. Great job to all at Queens Voc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

This school is horrible. Many students end up depressed and miserable here, and most transfer elsewhere. Very poor education and a lot of the teachers are ignorant and underqualified. Don't go here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

My son entered high school Sept '07. His transition to high school was a piece of cake thanks to the amazing staff at Queens Voc. The counselors are in touch with the students on a regular basis so they know the kids. Communication with the school is fantastic. Their Parent Coordinator e-mails us regularly of the events taking place in the school. And if you have any questions, you can e-mail her anytime. Getting a dual diploma upon graduation is a bonus other schools do not offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

The school is great. Caring and try to do as much for the student's needs as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

This school is great..The teachers are vry caring and knowlegeable..the counselors are heads up with ths students..the security in the school is fantastic...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

Some of The teachers in the school are very ignorant so are the guidance counselors =[
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

The teachers and staff are rude, biast, and unsatisfactory in their performance. They demostrate great need of puntuality and are desperate for a new prinicipal. The school is incredibly below the standards of a well and hardworking area of study and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2007

this school is horrible. If you have the grades, don't bother going to this school Foolish mistake I made. Only joined because of the c-tech program. I would've been better off at any other school. If you can't put up with un-intelligent people, this is definitely not the school you're looking for. There are very few people here who are actually 'intelligent'. However, the teachers here are definitely cool (although a few have horrible grammar). Too many easy grading teachers in this school too. You may think this is a good thing, but it makes you feel as if your high school career is going no where. All I can say is don't bother with this school unless you don't care about your education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2006

im a freshmen at queens vocational and i love it...the teachers help with life along with school and they understand you more...when i graduate in 4 yrs i noe hs will be the memory i'll miss the most.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2005

Excellent School with diverse learning experience
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 29, 2004

Queens vocational is an excellent school. The principal is a very down to earth caring individual who gives all her heart to her students. The guidance counselors , deans and security officers are magnificent. I am very satisfied in this day and age having my child in a school I consider extremely safe and well coordinated.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
15%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
39%
Earth Science

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
33%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

474 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

402 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
40%
Global History and Geography

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

378 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%
Integrated Algebra

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

534 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

444 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
13%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

593 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%
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 Students14%
Students with disabilities10%
General population14%

Chemistry

All Students21%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%

Earth Science

All Students47%
Students with disabilities29%
General population50%

English

All Students84%
Students with disabilities59%
General population88%

Geometry

All Students28%
Students with disabilities7%
General population31%

Global History and Geography

All Students71%
Students with disabilities45%
General population75%

Integrated Algebra

All Students65%
Students with disabilities46%
General population69%

Living Environment

All Students71%
Students with disabilities62%
General population74%

Physics

All Students26%
Students with disabilities8%
General population27%

U.S. History and Government

All Students56%
Students with disabilities27%
General population64%
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 "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
Hispanic 74% 23%
Asian 10% 9%
White 9% 48%
Black 7% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Technology

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

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

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents25918%
Students132692%
Teachers8589%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. MELISSA BURG

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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  • Arts (all)
  • Arts all
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Vocational education
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 - B24, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q67. Subways - 7 to 40th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Sofbtall
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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