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Excelsior Preparatory High School

Overview written by the school: Excelsior Preparatory High School, a collaborative college preparatory learning community, offers a challenging academic curriculum dedicated to developing students' science, math, critical reading and technical writing skills. We are a small high school locally considered a gem in Southeast Queens. All students are expected to take four years of math, English, and science in order to be college-ready. We are affiliated with the Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education a STEM program which provides comprehensive early college exposure for select students in each cohort.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 84% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 87% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 74% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 53% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 85% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Gateway to Higher Education
Code: Q42W
Program description: This program seeks to expose students to the foundation skills necessary for college success and for success in science, technology, engineering and math careers. These students are provided with an advisor who assists them in applying for and enrolling in enrichment programs that only those students are eligible for receiving. The students are provided with rigorous courses and are expected to graduate with an advanced regents diploma.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 29
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 152
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 5
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 40
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 8

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Science
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): After-School Clubs & Organizations, Ambassador's Clubs, Cheer-leading, Concert Band, Conflict Resolution, Digital Photography, Drama, Exemplary Women, International Club, Men of Distinction, National Honor Society, Peer Tutoring, Portfolio Planning, Studio Art
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Cricket, Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 438
Start time: 8:10am
End time: 2:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Springfield Gardens North
Neighborhood: Springfield Gardens North
Campus name: Springfield Gardens Educational Campus
School Number: Q420
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 412
Council district: 31
Census tract: 330
BIN: 4280845
BBL: 4130570056

About Excelsior Preparatory High School


Latitude: 40.668235
Longitude: -73.756839
Phone number: 718-525-6507
Fax number: 718-525-6276
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q3, Q77, Q85

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Academic opportunities: 

AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Spanish, AP Statistics

CUNY College Now classes including Aviation Business, Backyard Toxicology, Finance, Genetics, Graphic Arts, Health, History of the Caribbean, Music Production, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics and Psychology

STEM research internships, University at Albany research course sequence

Extended-Day Enrichment classes in Digital Photography, Drama, African American Literature, Advanced Art, and Creative Writing

SAT & Regents Prep, College Advisory, Saturday Academy, Onsite Health Clinic, DMV Certification

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