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George Washington Carver High School for the Sciences

Overview written by the school: The mission of our school is to provide students with an in-depth, well-rounded education that emphasizes science and mathematics. Classroom teaching and learning are complemented with authentic, inquiry-based research experiences. The combination of research and teaching experience prepares students to become critical-thinkers and problem-solvers who pursue careers in biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, and veterinary sciences. The physical, emotional, and social well-being of our student body is nurtured through advisories, community service, and a small and personalized learning community.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 75% (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: 62% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 56% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 76% 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: Veterinary Science Institute
Code: Q45A
Program description: Classes stress genuine hands-on experiences with theory. Students will engage in the theory and practice of Veterinary Science laboratory techniques and the use of technology through hands-on activities and simulations. Students will also participate in field experiences and problem solving. Our facility houses a selected variety of species of animals, where students learn humane care and become proficient in the handling, care and maintenance of small animals.
Interest: Animal Science
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 46
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 265
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 8
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 56
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

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: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English, Math, Science
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): No data
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: 417
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 Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

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 George Washington Carver High School for the Sciences


Latitude: 40.668235
Longitude: -73.756839
Phone number: 718-525-6439
Fax number: 718-525-6482
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q3, Q77, Q85

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CTE program(s): Veterinary Science

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