Foundry High School

156-10 Baisley Boulevard
QUEENS NY 11434 Map
Phone: (718) 935-3609
Admissions: Limited unscreened
Principal:
Neighborhood: Springfield Gardens
District:27
Grade range: 9
New School

What's special:

Humanities focus and portfolio development

The downside:

Metal detectors

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Named after a metal working factory, Foundry High School offers students a chance to explore and create portfolios in courses such as environmental studies and forensics, or to follow their own interests with the help of an online learning model.

A student might design a green roof, for example, or lead a mock crime-scene investigation and write a report, according to the Directory of New Schools.

Opening in September 2014 and growing to only about 100 students per grade, Foundry was originally planned for Brooklyn, then changed to Queens. The school will pair students with a teacher-advisor for all four years and provide assistance in college planning beginning in students' freshman year.

Other offerings include PSAL sports, Spanish language classes and, as the school grows, advanced placement classes in biology, calculus, U.S. history, chemistry and more based on student interest.

The new school will be located in August Martin High School, a school with a unique aviation program, but ongoing issues with safety, discipline and order according to annual surveys. Students must pass through a metal detector upon entrance to the building, which also houses Voyages Prep, a school for older students who are behind in credits. The school day will be from 9:40 am to 4:20 pm.

We have limited information about this school because no representative appeared at the high school fair on the day we attended.

Admissions: Priority to Queens students or residents who attend an information session. (Lydie Raschka, Directory of New Schools and online reports, March 2014)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with August Martin HS and Voyages Prep HS South Queens

Number of Students

Average Daily Attendance NA

Uniforms? NA

Metal detectors? NA

Students at this school

Asian

  
NA

Black

  
NA

Hispanic

  
NA

White

  
NA

Free Lunch

  
NA

Special ed

  
NA

English Language Learners

  
NA

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: NA 2.80 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

NA 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

NA 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

NA 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?

NA 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

NA 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

NA 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 70% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

NA 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen dropped out within 4 years?

NA 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

College prep

Does this school offer a college preparatory curriculum?

How many students took an AP or IB class and scored at least a "3" on the AP exam or a "4" on the IB exam?

NA

How Many Students took a College Course and Got a "C" or Higher?

NA

How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?

NA

Are students ready for college?

How many -4 freshmen graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

NA 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

NA
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many 0 freshmen graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

NA

SAT math scores

NA
425 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 514 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?

NA 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

NA 45% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

NA 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students with disabilities spend most of the day with non-disabled peers?

NA 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

NA 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

40% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

58% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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