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Martin Van Buren High School

Overview written by the school: Martin Van Buren High School is a Noble institution proudly offering rigorous STEM programs in Pre-Med, Robotics, and Engineering. Law & Humanities students develop artistic, writing, and research skills. Our students are supported in Small Learning Communities with teacher-leaders and staff who care about the success of each individual student. We challenge all students inside the classroom with a variety of AP, CUNY College Now, and Syracuse University classes. Outside the classroom, we connect our students to various colleges and internships around NYC. Our students showcase their talents through activities and competitions around NYC via our teams in Robotics, Math Olympiad, Model United Nations, Mock Trial, SING, and Journalism.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 79% (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: 88% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 83% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 45% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 71% 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: STEM Institute for Science Research
Code: Q38K
Program description: Students interested in Medical careers can choose from classes in STEM Research, Anatomy, AP Biology, AP Calculus, Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, Forensics, Physics, AP Physics, AP Psychology, and CUNY College Now Biology, STEM Research, Algebra and Health. Partnerships include: NASA research, Wrigley Marine Science Center at USC, Cohen Hospital LIJ, DNA Learning Center, QCC Courses, Cornell Weil Medical School, and NY High School Pathways.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 58
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 333
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 10
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 43
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

Seats 10: Yes
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 (63-100), Math (55-100), Science (65-100), Social Studies (58-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.8-4.5), Math (1.6-4.5)


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, Anime, Art, Band, Cartooning, Cheer, College & Career Fairs, Cosmetology, Dance, Debate, Desi/International, Drama, Fashion, Fitness, Graphic Design, International Festival, Jobs/College Readiness, Journalism, Leaders Organization, Math Honor Society, Math Olympiad, Media, Mock Trial & Moot Court, Model United Nations, Murals, Music, Musical Ensembles in Drumline, Music Honors Society, Piano, Poetry, Robotics, Senior Executive Board, SING, Step, Student Council, Yearbook
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, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball
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, 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
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: 1162
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 3:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: American Sign Language, French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Bellerose
Neighborhood: Bellerose

School Number: Q435
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 413
Council district: 23
Census tract: 1301
BIN: 4166101
BBL: 4079300002

About Martin Van Buren High School


Latitude: 40.733066
Longitude: -73.738756
Phone number: 718-776-4728
Fax number: 718-217-6287
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q1, Q27, Q43, Q46, Q88, QM36, QM6, X68

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Our Pre-Med students take a rigorous slate of Honors and AP STEM classes while interning at prestigious universities and health facilities

MVB's award-winning Robotics team is cultivated through a sequence of Engineering and Robotics classes supplemented by Honors and AP STEM classes

Law students take Civil, Criminal & Constitutional Law classes while performing in Moot Court & Mock Trial; Partnerships at Columbia, NYU, John Jay

Humanities students will explore their musical and artistic talents through performance-based classes leading to careers in the arts

Students can earn up to 15 college credits through our partnerships with various colleges and universities

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