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Academy of Medical Technology: A College Board School

Grades: 6-12
8-21 Bay 25th Street
Far Rockaway NY 11691
Phone: 718-471-3571

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)

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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?
57%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
79%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
48%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
75%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
73%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
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?
88%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
3.7

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
31%
47% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Academy of Medical Technology: A College Board School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment, Spanish, US History

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
51%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
67%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
34%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
20%
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
65%
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
626
Asian
6%
Black
42%
Hispanic
46%
White
4%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
82%
Students with disabilities
16%
English language learners
16%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
24%
20% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
56%
74% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
53%
72% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
16%
17% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
10% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
5% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Academy of Medical Technology for New Students
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 for New Students
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.

Academy of Medical Technology for Current Students
Admissions Method: For Continuing 8th Graders
Program Description:

Guaranteed offer to continuing 8th grade students

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish

Sports

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

Far Rockaway (District 27)
Trains: A Line to Beach 25th St
Buses: Q22, QM17

Contact

Principal
William Johnson
Parent Coordinator
Kimberly Perez

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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