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Queens School of Inquiry, The

Overview written by the school: The Queens School of Inquiry is an early college school designed to prepare students to succeed in college. Our students have the opportunity to earn up to 62 tuition-free Queens College credits while still in high school. We help students develop academic skills in an environment that promotes inquiry-based learning and self-management. A close collaboration with CUNY, Queens College, along with a dedicated faculty, enables us to promote college readiness and career awareness. We are a neighborhood school that emphasizes real-life applications of academic content in our effort to educate caring and ethical citizens.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 94% (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: 94% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 79% 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% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 84% 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 School of Inquiry
Code: Q77A
Program description: Interdisciplinary program with a strong, comprehensive focus on the humanities.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 73
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 974
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 13
Seats 9 SWD: 7
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 101
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 14

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (87-100), Math (88-100), Science (87-100), Social Studies (90-100)
Standardized Test Scores: Average (3.6-4.5)


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): Anime club, Book club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Math Tutorial, Mathletes, National Honor Society, Black Student Union, SAT Prep, Peer Mediation, Senior Committee and Yearbook, SING, Spirit Squad, Student Government, TRI M Music, Studio Art, Chess Club and Badminton; Students are encouraged to initiate clubs pertaining to their individual interests.
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, Soccer, 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: Table Tennis, 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: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 588
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 3:00pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Cantonese, French, Korean, Latin, Russian, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Psychology
Additional info: College Trips; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Orientation

Earlycollege: 1

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Kew Gardens Hills
Neighborhood: Kew Gardens Hills

School Number: Q168
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 408
Council district: 24
Census tract: 1257
BIN: 4147847
BBL: 4068260001

About Queens School of Inquiry, The


Address: 158-40 76TH ROAD, FRESH MEADOWS NY 11366
Latitude: 40.724458
Longitude: -73.810216
Phone number: 718-380-6929
Fax number: 718-380-6809
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q25, Q34, Q46, Q64, Q65, QM1, QM31, QM35, QM36, QM5, QM6, QM7, QM8

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