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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Queens High School for the Sciences at York College is a top rated, public school located in Jamaica, NY. It has 475 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
94-50 159th St
Jamaica, NY 11451
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Queens High School for the Sciences at York College Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1420
271 responses
Average ACT
31
52 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$60,938
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,404
National
$949
Median Home Value
$416,607
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Multicultural Feast
    23%
  • Annual Talent Show
    17%
  • Spring Concert
    16%
  • Winter Concert
    16%
  • Halloween Parade
    8%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
475
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Queens High School for the Sciences at York College Reviews

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This high school gave me four years of unforgettable education and college prep. Although small, it is mighty! The teachers are so passionate about their jobs and their students, and it shows in every lecture. Although the staff and administration has changed since I graduated, the heart of the school still stands in its students: the hardworking, the aspiring, and the dedicated.
Four years at QHSSYC gave me such a huge step ahead when entering college - not only did the AP courses I took allow me to skip several classes, but the high-caliber content taught in my high school English and math classes allowed me to be more mentally prepared for college assignments and expectations.
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The school is pretty good. This school has incredible teachers and staff who work to bring a positive environment for all students! Its only drawback lies in the limited amount of sports and facilities. The school shares a building with the college and we are very small. However, all students are expected to work through the rigorous curriculum and can do so with the aid of York College facilities such as the library and computer center. The small school atmosphere provides students with lasting relations with the staff and each teacher and devote more time into each student helping the student become more ready for college.
Queens High School for the Sciences at York College is a great school. The school's classes are all extremely rigorous and all teachers have high expectations for the students. However, the school does lack extracurriculars and sports which students often fight for. To keep students active in school spirit, the school does host many school-wide events during each holiday and season. With the contrast between the competitive and light-hearted environment, a balanced environment is formed. It is similar to the Yin and Yang where the contrasting atmospheres of the school mix and create balance. The academics and teachers help push students to achieve the best grades possible and prepare the students extremely well for the future in college and give the students an experience of college work. Furthermore, the school implements many college courses as well as APs to help students familiarize themselves with the college work and challenge themselves to become better.