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Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences

Overview written by the school: Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences focuses on students interested in the pursuit of science and health-related careers. The school is affiliated with the Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education at City College. Our mission is to encourage the consistently high achievement of, and provide advanced academic preparation for, high school students financially disadvantaged and historically underrepresented in higher education institutions. Students will graduate academically, socially, and emotionally prepared for rigorous college coursework and the pursuit of health- and science-related careers.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 85% (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: 91% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 88% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 68% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 86% 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: Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences
Code: Q26G
Program description: Mandatory four years of math and science courses including several science and math electives.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 92
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1359
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 15
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 171
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 11

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
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math

Activities

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): ACE Program, Band, Board Game Club, Book Club, Charity Club, Chess Club, Crochet, Dance, Double Dutch, Graphic Novel & Animation, Law Team, Medical Club, Model UN, Robotics and Engineering, Slam Poetry, Step, Student Council, Yearbook Committee
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, Fencing, Football, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, 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, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, 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, Double Dutch, Golf, Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Cheerleading
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 494
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 3:00pm

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 Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation

School accessibility description: Not Accessible

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Briarwood-Jamaica Hills
Neighborhood: Briarwood-Jamaica Hills
Campus name: Jamaica Educational Campus
School Number: Q470
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 408
Council district: 24
Census tract: 452
BIN: 4448806
BBL: 4098580100

About Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences

Contacts

Address: 167-01 GOTHIC DRIVE, JAMAICA NY 11432
Latitude: 40.713218
Longitude: -73.797237
Phone number: 718-480-2689
Fax number: 718-480-2697
School email: [email protected]
Website: jamaicagateway.org
Subway lines near the school: F to 169th St
Bus lines near the school: Q1, Q17, Q2, Q25, Q3, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q36, Q43, Q65, Q76, Q77, X68

Hotels near Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences

District Borough Number: 
28Q350
Academic opportunities: 

PSAT/SAT Prep, College Now, Tutoring, Internships, Volunteering, College Planning, Trips, Boys/Girls Groups, College-Readiness Courses, Regents Prep

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