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Hillcrest High School

Overview written by the school: Hillcrest is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) school that proudly offers its students a world-class education with a dynamic faculty and challenging curriculum. Our students get the benefits of a small school setting with our seven Small Learning Communities (SLC) in a large comprehensive high school. Every SLC is run by one teacher-leader, one school counselor, an administrator and teachers who use rigorous instruction to ensure student success. Each SLC has connections to the professional world with various partnerships and internships with elite organizations in NYC. Hillcrest offers students programs such as Virtual Enterprise, Model United Nations, Moot Court, Junior Achievement, Journalism, and Theater.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts, CTE, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 77.999997% (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: 86.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 56.999999% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 79.000002% 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: Health Sciences Institute
Code: Q24A
Program description: NYS CTE Certified Nursing Assistant program that includes supervised clinical rotations with training from registered nurses and a developing Sports Medicine program with courses such as Exercise Physiology, Human Anatomy, and Nutrition. Students participate in the Health Professions Club and receive paid and unpaid internships in the health field and volunteer experience.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 86
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 583
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 99
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


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): Spark Robotics & Engineering Club, Art And Animal Activism, Yoga And Meditation Club, Book Club, Nypd Explorers Club, Badminton Club, Health Sciences Club, Anime Club, FDNY Explorers Club, Girl Up, Dungeons & Dragons Club, Glee Club, Guitar Club, Korean Culture Club, Teens On Point, Photography Club, French Club, Ping Pong Club, Chess Club, LGBTQIA and Friends Club, Filipino Club, Debate Team, Mock Trail/Moot Court, Student Council, National Honor Society
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, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, 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, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor 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, Golf
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Soccer Boys And Girls, Bowling, Basketball, Varsity Volleyball Girls And Boys, JV Girls Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 3,091
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:50pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Bengali, Spanish
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Biology, AP World History: Modern, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP European History, AP Computer Science A, AP United States History, AP Computer Science Principles
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Career and Technical Education (CTE),LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education)

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

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Briarwood-Jamaica Hills
Neighborhood: Briarwood-Jamaica Hills

School Number: Q505

Community board: 408
Council district: 24
Census tract: 448
BIN: 4448767
BBL: 4097740001

About Hillcrest High School


Address: 160-05 Highland Avenue, Jamaica NY 11432 (40.709461,-73.803001)
Latitude: 40.709446
Longitude: -73.80166
Phone number: 718-658-5407
Fax number: 718-739-5137
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: F to Parsons Blvd
Bus lines near the school: Q1, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, Q114, Q17, Q2, Q20A, Q20B, Q24, Q25, Q3, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q36, Q40, Q41, Q43, Q44-SBS, Q54, Q56, Q6, Q65, Q76, Q77, Q8, Q83, Q9, X68

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A wide range of Advanced Placement Courses

Extensive College Now offerings through CUNY colleges

A wide range of Honors Classes

Various extra-curricular academic programs such as Moot Court / Law, Model UN, Nursing, Virtual Enterprise, Software Engineering, and Performing Arts

CTE program(s): Business Institute/Virtual Enterprise (NYSED-Approved), CADD (NYSED-Approved), Nursing Assistant (NYSED-Approved), Software Engineering (NYSED-Approved), Law Academy/Legal Studies

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