Academy of Medical Technology: A College Board School

Grades: 6-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Partnership with Plaza College and internships through St. John’s Hospital

The Downside

Many graduates must take remedial classes in college

The Academy of Medical Technology (AMT) is a combined middle and high school that focuses on preparing students for careers in the health field.

The school has worked to ramp up its academic offerings in recent years, adding Advanced Placement courses and requiring that all 8th-graders take high school level courses in in algebra, Living Environment, and United States history.

Students may participate in competitions sponsored by HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) a national organization dedicated to preparing the next generation of medical professionals.

High school students who participate in AMT’s Medical Scholar program take advanced coursework in partnership with Plaza College and participate in internships at St. John’s Hospital.

Many students come in below grade level, and test scores, particularly in math, in middle school are low. Most students graduate on time, though many must take remedial courses in college to catch up.

Overall, students feel safe in the school though some would like to see more support and attention from their teachers, based on their responses to the NYC School Survey.

AMT shares the Far Rockaway campus with two high schools, Frederick Douglass Academy VI, and the Queens High School for Information Research and Technology, and a middle school, Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy VI. Sports teams, including co-ed double Dutch, are building-wide. There is an onsite medical clinic that serves students and their families. The campus has metal detectors.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes. The school has substantial numbers of English language learners but only a small percentage of them graduate on time.

ADMISSIONS: The middle school is open to students from District 27. Continuing 8th-graders are guaranteed admission to the high school. Remaining high school seats are open to students citywide. The school selects applicants using the educational option method, which is designed to admit students at a range of academic levels. (Gail Robinson, web reports, December 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
76%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
65%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
62%
Average daily attendance
 
80%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
41%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

670
Number of students
611 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
80%
Students with disabilities
 
17%
Multilingual learners
 
18%
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?
 
93%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
35%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
18%
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?
 
96%
5.8
Years of principal experience at this school
8 Citywide Average
268
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
226 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
94%
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

 
23%

Physics

 
12%

Advanced Foreign Language

 
6%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
6%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
12%

Music

 
29%
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?
 
28%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
84%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
43%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
59%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Academy of Medical Technology

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Our program offers students a broad cross-section of academic and experiential programs that help students transition into college, the professional world, and beyond. All of our student leave our schools college and career ready.

Medical Scholars

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

This program is a partnership with Plaza College where our best and brightest students are offered the opportunity to pursue credit at the college level. The program is geared toward dedicated students with a desire to succeeded. The course work is rigorous and requires students to commit to an advanced course of study in the field of medicine. Students are challenged but provided with the skills to be college- and career-ready.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science

Boys PSAL teams

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

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Double Dutch

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

8-21 Bay 25th Street
Far Rockaway NY 11691

Trains: A Line to Beach 25th St

Buses: Q22, QM17


Contact

Principal: William Johnson

Parent Coordinator: Kimberly Perez

Website

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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