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Queens Technical High School

Grades: 9-12
37-02 47th Avenue
Long Island City NY 11101
Phone: 718-937-3010
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What’s Special

Prepares students for careers in cosmetology, technical trades, graphic design and engineering

The Downside

Long school days

At Queens Vocational and Technical High School, students may specialize in visual arts, pre-engineering, computer technology, cosmetology or take part in an exploratory program through the many majors available. Most of the programs offer certifications and licenses, so students are ready for employment after graduation.

 

The different majors at this large career and technical education school are meant to provide students with hands-on experience through coursework and internships.

 

In 9th grade, students in the Exploratory program rotate through all the majors and take introductory courses in business, plumbing design, cosmetology, advertising and design, and computer science. Students applying directly to the graphic arts, computer technology and cosmetology programs should be aware that those programs are screened, and it is recommended that all applicants apply to the Exploratory program, as there will be the opportunity to specialize in the upper grades.

 

Although the focus is on technical training for employment, the school in recent years has done a better job preparing students for college. Students may take college courses at LaGuardia Community College and Queensborough Community College.

 

Students also generally feel that the school community is inclusive of students with disabilities, according to NYC School Survey results. Students with disabilities also graduate from this school at well above the citywide average.

 

The school is housed in a spacious building with state-of-the-art equipment, workshops and labs. The building has high speed wireless access to support the many engineering and technology based classes. The school day can be long, with periods before 8 am and some after 4 pm.

 

Admissions: The Exploratory program has Educational Option admissions, meaning the school seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-performing students. The pre-engineering, cosmetology and computer technology programs accept a limited number of students who meet admissions criteria. The graphic arts program requires an audition. All programs are open to students citywide. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, November 2018)

 

 

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
80%
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
83%
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
33%
36% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
76%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
83%
81% Citywide Average

From 2016-17 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
80%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
7.8

How do students perform academically?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
86%
80% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
70%
44% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
69%
39% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
74%
66% Citywide Average

From 2017 NY State Graduation Outcomes

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
12%
13% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2017-18 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1546
Asian
11%
Black
5%
Hispanic
78%
White
6%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
85%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
7%

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
90%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
22%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2017-18 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
70%
63% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
66%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

Graphic Arts
Admissions Method: Audition
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Course Grades: Art, Computer
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.9-4.5), Math (1.6-4.5)
  • Audition
Program Description:

Program focuses on basic theories and concepts through hands-on experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign). Students sit for the ACA certification exam in Photoshop, receive dual enrollment college courses, and complete an internship. Graphic arts program graduates receive a CTE endorsed diploma.

Pre-Engineering Electronic Technology
Admissions Method: Screened
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Course Grades: Average
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math
Program Description:

Prepares students with entry-level knowledge of Engineering, offering Dual College Enrollment Courses (8 credits). Certifications: OSHA, Copper-Based, Fiber-Based Networking Systems, Smart Home Technology, and Electronics Technician Association (DC, AC & Digital Electronics). Students participate in US FIRST Robotics Club.

Exploratory: Introduction to Occupations
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Through six six-week rotations, this program provides students with experience in: Introduction to Barbering, Business, Electrical Installation, Plumbing, Graphic Arts, Cosmetology, and Electronics.

Computer Technology and Information Systems
Admissions Method: Screened
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Course Grades: Average (76-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.6-4.5), Math (2.9-4.5)
Program Description:

Focus on preparing students to become career and college ready, with the opportunity to achieve certifications in: A+ Computer Repairs and Maintenance, CISCO Networking, Mobile App Writing, Internet, and Computing Core Certification (IC3).

Cosmetology
Admissions Method: Screened
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Course Grades: Average (78-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.0-4.5), Math (2.0-4.5)
Program Description:

This program provides students with marketable skills to become licensed Cosmetologists. Students prepare for State licensure (NOCTI Certification) with opportunities for internships, in-house, and advanced industry training. College credits earned through LGCC and Bryant & Stratton College.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP World History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Soccer, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on the NYCDOE’s School Finder
NYC Department of Education: School Finder

Contact & Location

Location

Sunnyside (District 24)
Trains: 7 Line to 40th St-Lowery St
Buses: B24, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q67

Contact

Principal
Melissa Burg
Parent Coordinator
MIRIAM BAEZ

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

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