VOYAGES Preparatory

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Lots of support for students who have fallen behind

The Downside

Attendance is a struggle

Voyages Preparatory High School offers personal attention to students over the age of 16 who have dropped out or fallen behind in their studies, including teen parents, court-involved youth, and young people with mental health issues. Many hold full-time jobs.

The school goes the extra mile to give students the support they need to get back on track. For some, that means counseling, flexible schedules and home visits by staff. For others, it mean referrals to mental health services or legal help or child care, according to the school’s Comprehensive Education Plan.

Nicholas Merchant-Bleiberg, who previously served as assistant principal at Lyons Community School in Brooklyn, has been principal since 2014.

Like most transfer schools, attendance is poor and not all students graduate. However, students feel safe and most teachers would recommend the school, according to the NYC School Survey.

The school is affiliated with Queens Community House, a multiservice nonprofit organization. Students have paid internships as part of the Learning to Work program.

Voyages shares the Elmhurst Educational Complex with the Civic Leadership Academy and Pan American International High School.

ADMISSIONS: Students must be at least 16 and have attended high school for at least one year. Contact the school to arrange an interview. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, May 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
Transfer school graduation rate
 
48%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
0%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
0%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

227
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
85%
Students with disabilities
 
20%
Multilingual learners
 
10%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
95%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
0%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
3%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
92%
8.1
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
240
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
100%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
9%

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

 
9%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
15%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
10%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

45-10 94th Street
Queens NY 11373

Trains: 7 Line to Junction Blvd

Buses: Q29, Q38, Q53, Q58, Q72


Contact

Principal: Nicholas Bleiberg

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Elmhurst Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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