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Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Nurturing environment for new immigrants, including unaccompanied minors

The Downside

Attendance problems

The Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology, or QIRT, offers classes in computer science and a supportive environment for its students, including many undocumented immigrants and refugees from central America. Some are unaccompanied minors, and some work full-time outside of school hours.

Principal Carlos Manalo, an imigrant himself, gets high marks from teachers and is deeply involved in the school. He serves as faculty adviser to the LGBT clubs; he invites students into his office to talk and makes them tea; he even finds them work on the campus. The school also seeks to serve the surrounding community, offering GED courses and other classes to neighborhood residents.

Students at QIRT feel safer than those at many other schools across the city and believe that discipline at the school is fair. The school is housed in the Far Rockaway Educational Campus.

For years after opening in 2008, the school struggled with poor performance, violence and frequent changes in leadership. But since Manalo became principal in 2014, the school has turned a corner. Although QIRT students face many challenges, the school’s graduation and college readiness rates are about average for the city and many students graduate with some college credits.

One downside: attendance is poor, with nearly one-half of the students missing more than a month of school.

Special education: The school has a good record of graduating students with disabilities or those who are learning English. It offers transitional bilingual classes for Spanish speakers as well as classes designed to promote literacy in Spanish. 

(Gail Robinson, DOE materials and press accounts, December 2018)

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School Stats

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


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 615


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

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

Faculty & Staff

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

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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



Computer Science



Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Computer Science Program (Q06B)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

This program introduces and builds on fundamental networking concepts and technologies. Students are taught skills necessary to plan, implement, manage, and troubleshoot computer-based networks across a range of applications. Students will learn different coding programs, robotics programming, as well as take an AP Computer Science Principles course.

CISCO Networking and Internet Computer Core Certification (Q06C)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Program emphasis is on math and science, using computer applications associated with inspection, repair, assembly, and troubleshooting. Student will receive training in IC3, Adobe, C++, and various multi-media programs.


From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses


Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Science (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

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Contact & Location


8-21 Bay 25 Street
Queens NY 11691

Trains: A Line to Beach 25th St

Buses: Q22, QM17


Principal: Mahendra Singh

Parent Coordinator: Kecia Pinckney


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Far Rockaway Educational Campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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