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High School Of Applied Communications

Public | 9-12 | 388 students

 

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Posted February 28, 2011

I have a 9th grader in this school & I believe they get more credit than they deserve. Upon enrolling my child, I thought this was the best choice. Now I see some of the teachers there are (my opinion) too old to be dealing with teens, cannot control the kids, & do not show concern. Its as thought the school doesnt care if you pass or fail & Im disgusted with this school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2010

Very good school. Principal is excellent. Social worker is very competent and aware of students with special needs and always helpful. This school takes an interest in my child and his success this 1st yr, is a direct reflection of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

This is my son's second year at HSAC,and I'm so pleased.The entire staff show concern and caring for the student's.Something I did not expect at a public school.I wish my son had attended his whole four years of high school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

Well this is a great school where teachers are always there for you and where you could get to know other students better.They have great programs and a great way of teaching but because of the space we don't have much sports which everyone would like some more sports like swimming, bowling and much more.They inform our parents about us all the time and keep in contact with them in case we want to cut or something a like.I really love being a student of the HSAC.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2007

I like the fact that parents are called if child is absent, however my daughter completing 9th grade at this school was full of trials and tribulations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

This school is just amazing. Simply amazing. I'm so impressed by the teachers and the way they connect with the students. My daughter loves this school. It's exactly what you expect from a good school. The principal knows every student by name and is very connected with the school. The teachers know what they are doing and make the classes so much fun. As a parent, I love hsac.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

I'm a freshman at this school and before I went here I was doubtful. But ever since the first day of school I'm in absolute love with the school. The teachers make the classes so much fun and there's not one class that i don't like or like the teacher. The classes are fun and the teachers actually know what they're are talking about. Everyone is really nice too. Both students and teachers. I think you'd really love the school if you went here except for if you mind uniforms.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
15%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
62%
Earth Science

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
25%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
34%
Global History and Geography

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%
Integrated Algebra

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
55%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

21 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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%
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 Students39%
Female36%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant39%

Chemistry

All Students60%
Female54%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant60%

Earth Science

All Students35%
Female20%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%

English

All Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities53%
General population70%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Geometry

All Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities27%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%

Global History and Geography

All Students57%
Female49%
Male68%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities26%
General population64%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%

Integrated Algebra

All Students63%
Female65%
Male58%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities53%
General population65%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%

Living Environment

All Students54%
Female53%
Male55%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities32%
General population58%
English language learners34%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%

Physics

All Students88%
Female80%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

U.S. History and Government

All Students67%
Female62%
Male75%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population68%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
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
Hispanic 1 57% 23%
White 2 16% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 14% 9%
Black 2 13% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 210%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 272%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 43%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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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

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
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents11128%
Students36791%
Teachers2496%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DANIEL KORB

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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  • Humanities
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 - B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69. Subways - 7 to 33rd St; G to Court Square - 23rd St; E, M, R to Queens Plaza; N, Q to Queensboro Plaza
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Rugby
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
  • Wrestling
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30-20 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 389-3163

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