High School for Community Leadership

Grades: 9-12
Noteworthy

Our Insights

What’s Special

Unique course offerings and exciting partnerships

The Downside

Metal Detectors

Opened in 2010, the High School for Community Leadership in Jamaica High School is a hidden gem for students looking for imaginative coursework and a challenging curriculum. Students may study the history of Rock and Roll, manufacture scissors with 3-D printers or create their own cosmetics in chemistry class. A new cooking class is taught by a graduate of the Institute for Culinary Education.

Parsons School of Design supplies the equipment for a design class, St. John’s University offers a college-level writing and the Abrons Art Center at the Henry Street Settlement offers students training in the arts. Students may have internships with the Queens Library and other community-based organizations.

The school’s graduation rates are well above the citywide average for all students, including English Language Learners and students with disabilities. The school has consistently improved its college readiness and attendance in recent years. The school does an unusually good job with students who arrive with weak academic skills. It is racially diverse, serving a mix of Asian, African American and Hispanic students.  

Community Leadership, housed in the Jamaica Educational Campus, shares the swimming pool, football field and other facilities with other small schools in the building.  Students and teachers report a safe and orderly environment. Unfortunately, the school does have metal detectors.

Admissions: Educational option. The school seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-performing students. Priority to Queens students. Students are interviewed and submit a writing sample. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, October 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
96%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
100%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
82%
Average daily attendance
 
93%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
18%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

468
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
70%
Students with disabilities
 
17%
Multilingual learners
 
11%
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?
 
95%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
19%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
11%
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?
 
95%
11.2
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
114
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
73%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 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

 
7%

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

 
28%

Advanced Foreign Language

 
3%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
3%

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

 
41%
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?
 
75%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
96%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
72%
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?
 
47%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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

High School for Community Leadership

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Introduction to cooking and baking.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Football, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket, Double Dutch, Golf, Stunt

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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

167-01 Gothic Drive
Jamaica NY 11432

Trains: F Line to 169th St

Buses: Q1, Q17, Q2, Q25, Q3, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q36, Q43, Q65, Q76, Q77, X68


Contact

Principal: Carlos Borrero

Parent Coordinator: Terresa Yen

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Jamaica Educational Campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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