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Queens Metropolitan High School

Grades: 9-12
Staff Pick

Our Insights

What’s Special

Nice, modern facilities; solid record of achievement

The Downside

Limited art offerings

Queens Metropolitan High School is a neighborhood school with a high graduation rate that does a good job of serving a broad range of students while ensuring that all enjoy a well-rounded high school experience.

With roughly 1,100 students, Queens Metropolitan is big enough to offer a variety of courses, clubs and activities, but it also provides a more intimate environment than some of the massive high schools throughout Queens.

The school has a nice range of AP classes in English, Spanish, United States history, world history, government, calculus and biology. College Now classes are also offered at the school through a partnership with LaGuardia Community College.

Students may study French, Italian or Spanish. Arts courses are limited but include visual arts and theater. 

The school has a structured four-year college advisory program. Starting in 9th grade, students take weekly classes that focus on college preparation, search and applications, and everyone goes on at least one college visit each year. There are both free and fee-based SAT prep classes offered after school.

Queens Metropolitan shares its bright campus with Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, a combined middle and high school. Each school has its own gym, library, cafeteria and dedicated entrance. They share the large auditorium and field combined PSAL sports teams. The building also houses PS Q233, a small program that serves students with severe disabilities.

Saida Rodriguez-Tabon became principal in 2017, coming from Stuyvesant High School, where she was an assistant principal of operations.

Queens Metropolitan opened in 2010 and graduated its first class in June 2014. Graduates are attending CUNY and SUNY colleges as well as some private schools.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school has ICT (integrated collaborative teaching) and self-contained classes as well as SETSS.

ADMISSIONS: Priority to students who live in the zone. Typically there is some space for students who don’t live in the zone, with priority going to Queens residents. (Laura Zingmond, interview and web reports, February 2018)


School Stats


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 achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
624 Citywide Average


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2020-21 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?
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
7 Citywide Average
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?
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



Computer Science




Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 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?
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
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?
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
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

Queens Metropolitan High School D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services


Admissions Method: Zoned Priority


From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Italian, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP World History: Modern, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science A

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams


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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


91-30 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills NY 11375

Trains: N/A

Buses: BM5, Q11, Q21, Q23, Q52-SBS, Q53-SBS, Q54, Q55, QM12, QM15, QM42


Principal: Saida Rodrigueztabone

Parent Coordinator: Kimberly Peterson


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Metropolitan Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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