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Queens High School for the Sciences at York College

Overview written by the school: Queens High School for the Sciences at York College is dedicated to preparing students for college and career by providing them with a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes the sciences and mathematics. The school philosophy is to educate the 'whole child.' In addition to emphasis on academics, there is a strong focus on the liberal arts and on the development of student interpersonal, intrapersonal, collaborative, and communication skills. Ultimately, we believe that through academic preparation and emphasis on the soft skills, students will become lifelong learners and independent thinker and make tremendous contributions to our society.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 99% (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: 97% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 44% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 89% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 90% 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 High School for the Sciences at York College
Code: Q00S
Program description: Admission to this Specialized High School is based solely on the score earned on the Specialized High Schools Admission Test (SHSAT). Students should speak to their school counselors in the Fall to register for the SHSAT.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Test

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents who take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)

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): 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: Bowling, Handball, Swimming, Tennis
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Bowling
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): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 475
Start time: 8am
End time: 3:18pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern

Specialized: 1

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

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Jamaica
Neighborhood: Jamaica

School Number: Q774

Community board: 412
Council district: 27
Census tract: 246
BIN: 4215611
BBL: 4100990052

About Queens High School for the Sciences at York College

Contacts

Address: 94-50 159TH STREET, JAMAICA NY 11433
Latitude: 40.701049
Longitude: -73.798151
Phone number: 718-657-3181
Fax number: 718-657-2579
School email: [email protected]
Website: qhss.org
Subway lines near the school: E, J, Z to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer
Bus lines near the school: Q1, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, Q114, Q17, Q2, Q20A, Q20B, Q24, Q25, Q3, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q36, Q4, Q40, Q41, Q42, Q43, Q44-SBS, Q5, Q54, Q56, Q6, Q60, Q65, Q76, Q8, Q83, Q84, Q85, Q9, X64

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District Borough Number: 
28Q687
Academic opportunities: 

AP courses: Biology, Calculus AB/BC, Chemistry, Chinese, English Lang. and Composition, Environmental Sci., Physics C, Spanish, US/World History

Students have the opportunity to enter science, mathematics, and technology competitions at the city, state, and national levels

CUNY College Now in Biology, Sociology, Health Services, Nutrition and Health, Pre-Calculus, and Psychology. Course offerings vary from year to year.

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