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Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School

Overview written by the school: Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School (Gateway), "The Public School with a Private Flair," is committed to discipline and hard work. We are proud of the high academic achievement of our students, who are currently recognized for their performance in mathematics. Our focus is on Medical Professions and students are required to participate in the Hospital Experience Program at Queens Hospital Center. Our nurturing school environment includes staff, parents, and supportive partners. Together, we hold high expectations for the success of all students.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 95.999998% (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: 93.000001% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 23% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 88.999999% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 75.999999% 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: Queens Gateway to Health Sciences
Code: Q57A
Program description: Provides ongoing exposure to health science careers. All students are required to take four years of mathematics and science.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 91
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1462
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 16
Seats 9 SWD: 17
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 120
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Districts 28 and 29 students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to Queens students or residents
Then 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): Student Government, New York Edge, Multicultural Club, Senior Council, Spirit Squad, Black History Month Performance, FED Challenge, Theater and Drama Club, Medical Research, Art and Design Club, Debate Club, Film Club, Model UN
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Rugby, Soccer
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, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Rugby, 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: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Girl's Flag Football
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 694
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:50pm

Final grades: 6 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP World History: Modern, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Biology, AP Macroeconomics, AP Computer Science A, AP Statistics, AP Seminar, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP Research, AP United States History, AP Drawing
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Online Grading System,Orientation

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

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Pomonok-Flushing Heights-Hillcrest
Neighborhood: Flushing Heights-Hillcrest

School Number: Q695
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 408
Council district: 24
Census tract: 1267
BIN: 4539721
BBL: 4068580050

About Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School


Address: 160-20 Goethals Avenue, Jamaica NY 11432 (40.718027,-73.805923)
Latitude: 40.718831
Longitude: -73.806499
Phone number: 718-969-3155
Fax number: 718-969-3552
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q25, Q34, Q46, Q65, QM1, QM31, QM35, QM36, QM5, QM6, QM7, QM8

Hotels near Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School

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Academic opportunities: 

Internships, PSAT/SAT Prep (grades 9-10 must take the PSAT each October)

CUNY College Now, Hospital Internships and Volunteering, Medical Distinguished Speaker Series, Pharmacy Program, CPR program

Separate medical mentoring for boys and girls, Pre-Nursing program, College advisories, Guidance advisories

Partnership with St. John's University, School of Pharmacy. School of Education

Pipeline to Medicine program (Sophie Davis) Robotics

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