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VOYAGES Preparatory

Grades: 9-12
45-10 94th Street
Queens NY 11373
Phone: 718-271-7851

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)

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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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Transfer school graduation rate
52% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

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

Contact & Location


Elmhurst (District 24)
Trains: 7 Line to Junction Blvd
Buses: Q29, Q38, Q53, Q58, Q72


Nicholas Bleiberg

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Elmhurst Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?

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