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World Journalism Preparatory: A College Board School

Grades: 6-12
Staff Pick for Special Ed
34-65 192nd Street
Flushing NY 11358
Phone: 718-461-2219

Our Insights

What’s Special

Courses in journalism; on-site film studio

The Downside

Limited electives

At World Journalism Preparatory School, which serves grades 6 to 12, newspaper editing, video reporting and website development are all integrated into the curriculum, especially in high school.

Instruction in all grades emphasizes research, writing and projects, which are detailed in monthly family newletters. For example, 8th-graders produce a muckraker-style investigative report as part of their study of social problems in the early 20th century. In algebra 2, high school students study how trigonometric functions are used in the processes of active and passive solar building design.

In middle school, there’s less emphasis on journalism and no electives. Students study core subjects and technology, dance and art. Eighth-graders study algebra, which is taught in a double-period class each day.

In high school, students take courses in journalism and create mock news reports in the school's film studio. The school website showcases a range of student work, from videos on the WJPS Broadcast News Channel to articles in both digital and print newspapers.

High school students interested in science may apply for the Franklin Center program, which includes advanced coursework and research opportunities with professionals. All students may earn college credit by taking Advanced Placement classes or courses at Queens College or Queensborough Community College.

Spanish instruction begins in 8th grade.

Dr. Janine Polla Werner became principal in 2017. A former special education and high school English teacher, Werner left her longtime role as assistant principal of Queens High School of Teaching to take the top spot at World Journalism.

Students are required to wear the school uniform of a collared shirt with the school emblem and pants other than jeans. There is also a school blazer, which students wear on trips and for special events.

Middle school students may participate in Model UN, intramural sports, and a range of clubs and activities. High school students also have clubs and may participate in PSAL teams at Francis Lewis High School.

World Journalism shares a large building with IS 25 and students from PS Q233, a small, multisite program for students with severe disabilities. The school is not located near any subway lines, but it is two blocks from the Auburndale LIRR station and near bus stops.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers SETSS and ICT (integrated collaborative teaching).

ADMISSIONS: The middle school limits admission to students from District 25. For high school, priority goes to ongoing 8th-graders. (Laura Zingmond, interview and web reports, February 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?
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
78% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3% 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 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
47% Citywide Average

From 2021 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
World Journalism Preparatory: A College Board School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I,Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
20% Citywide Average

From 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
74% Citywide Average

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17% Citywide Average

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

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

World Journalism Preparatory
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Journalism engages students across all subjects as they learn to focus on taking in information, analyzing it and processing it. These reading, writing and problem solving skills are essential for success in college. After learning basic journalism skills, students choose a specialty in newspaper, broadcast, yearbook or magazine writing and production while they follow a traditional schedule of classes.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP World History: Modern, AP Macroeconomics, AP Seminar, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition


Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Coed PSAL teams


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

Contact & Location


Flushing (District 25)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q12, Q13, Q16, Q28, Q31, Q76, QM3


Janine Werner
Parent Coordinator
Helen Reed

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the building with IS 25
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?


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