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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences is an above average, public school located in Jamaica, NY. It has 509 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences...
Address
167-01 Gothic Dr
Jamaica, NY 11432
Telephone
(718) 480-2689

Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
72 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$59,758
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,401
National
$949
Median Home Value
$462,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Annual Student versus Teachers Basketball Game
    30%
  • Cultural night
    22%
  • Music concerts
    13%
  • Pep Rally
    13%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
509
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
40.2%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences Reviews

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I like the number of sports offered in this school. There is such a wide variety that you are bound to find something, such as fencing, track, bowling and more. There is also lots of APs offered here, such as Psychology, Biology, Computer Science, Calculus and so much more. This school is rather small, so you would be able to get to know everyone and your guidance counselors will actually be able to help you. The counselors are so sweet, and they will help and guide you through highschool and into college.
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Jamaica Gateway is an okay school but it is definitely not an great school. (I am a freshman). The principal should be more aware and involved of what is occurring in the classrooms. She needs to ensure she is hiring well-educated and experienced teachers. Mr. Birch-Wood Taylor also needs to ensure teachers are doing what they are supposed to be doing for the welfare of the students. I rarely saw her in my classrooms, I can only recall her coming to my classroom one time. That concerns me!
The skills I gained from this school are applicable to life. Be presentative, flexibility in any situations, determination are the most important things in life that my school teaches me. Since my school is more diverse it is amazing to get a chance to study globally. Different people from different culture give us the different point of views and multiple ideas. We learn together from each others' mistake. The teachers are so cooperative to teach a student properly. Being in National Honors Society I get a chance to do teacher assistant, which let me have a bit of teacher's experience.