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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  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 434 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.
Address
94-50 159th St
Jamaica, NY 11451
Telephone
(718) 657-3181
Website

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
1380
164 responses
Average ACT
31
41 responses
AP Enrollment
58%
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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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Multicultural Feast
    25%
  • Annual Talent Show
    19%
  • Spring Concert
    18%
  • Winter Concert
    16%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Halloween Parade
    5%
  • Senior Trip
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
434
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 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
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Queens High School for the Sciences at York College Reviews

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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 extracurricular activities. 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 the attention they need to succeed!
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The small community in this school allows a closer relationship with teachers and bullying becomes very uncommon due to these circumstances. Developing a closer relationship with teachers allows students to get more help whenever needed. In addition, the rigorous courses that the school offers aid the development of students and prepares them for the college life. One thing that could be improved in the school is number of programs and clubs available. The small population of the school limits the options of courses the school could offer to students. Overall Queens high school for the sciences at York college is a great school in a friendly environment.
It is great academically, but lacks sports opportunities. There are not as many students, so teachers are able to focus on the students better. The AP facilities are also good. The school is on a college campus, so students receive access to college facilities and can visit the college campus for lunch as well. However, there are very limited sports. Most students are not interested in the PSAL teams present so they do not want to participate in sports at all.