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

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
1370
128 responses
Average ACT
31
35 responses
AP Enrollment
58%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Multicultural Feast
    24%
  • Annual Talent Show
    20%
  • Spring Concert
    18%
  • Winter Concert
    16%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Halloween Parade
    4%
  • Senior Trip
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
426
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 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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It is an excellent high school that prepares you well for college! The teachers are all friendly. The students become family because of the small class-size and amicable environment.
QHSS has amazing teachers, who legitimately care about you and your grades. The dean (who also teaches Global History and AP World) is extraordinarily kind, and the guidance counselors are always willing to help. If there is one downside to this school, it has to be the lack of extracurricular activities (i.e. sports teams). There is no basketball team, no track team, and no volleyball team, and I highly doubt there would be one in the next couple years (because how York College has a vendetta against our school).