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Queens Metropolitan High School

Grades: 9-12
Staff Pick
91-30 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills NY 11375
Phone: 718-286-3600

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)

 

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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?
91%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
93%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
29%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
91%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
2% 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
3.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
91%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
81%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
73%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
76%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1104
Asian
10%
Black
4%
Hispanic
42%
White
43%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
61%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
3%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
23%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
65%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
90%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Zoned
Admissions Method: Zoned Priority
Queens Metropolitan High School D75 Inclusion Program
Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Academics

Language Courses

French, Italian, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

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

Sports

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

Stunt

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

Forest Hills (District 28)
Trains: N/A
Buses: BM5, Q11, Q21, Q23, Q52-SBS, Q53-SBS, Q54, Q55, QM12, QM15, QM42

Contact

Principal
Saida Rodrigueztabone
Parent Coordinator
Kimberly Peterson

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Metropolitan Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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