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Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights

Grades: 9-12
207- 01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY 11411
Phone: 718-723-7301

Our Insights

What’s Special

Training to be an EMT; only English Regents exam required to graduate

The Downside

Lots of kids miss lots of school

At the Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights, students may learn to be an  Emergency Medical Technician or a nursing assistant. They learn practical and technical skills by training at Northwell Health’s Center for Learning and Innovation. They may also work either in a long-term care facility or on an ambulance.


The school is part of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, a group of schools exempt from most Regents exams. Students complete oral and written projects called performance based assessments tasks or PBATs. English is the only Regents exam required.

Students may also take college courses in pre-calculus, computer science, psychology and sociology at York College through the College Now program.

The school has a good record graduating students on time, and most are ready for college. (Students at this school do not earn Advanced Regents diplomas because of the school’s membership in the New York Performance Standards Consortium.)

One downside: a large number of students miss more than a month of school each year.

Institute for Health Professions is located in the Campus Magnet building in Cambria Heights, which houses three other high schools. The building is located in a quiet, residential area and is primarily accessible by bus. The schools in the building share an athletic program and facilities, including a cafeteria, auditorium, gym and library.


Admissions: In recent years the school has had room for everyone who applied. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, September 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 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

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

Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

In addition to four years of English, social studies, mathematics, and science, students may be selected into the highly competitive EMT-B or Pre-Nursing courses. To earn NYS EMT-B certification, students must pass all of their required classes, the NYS Health Occupations Core Curriculum, and the EMT-B exam to be certified. For EMT-B only, students must be 18 by May of their senior year to be eligible.


Language Courses



Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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

Contact & Location


Cambria Heights (District 29)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64


Gareth Robinson
Parent Coordinator
Simone Robinson Ross

Other Details

Shared campus?
This schools shares the Magnet Educational (Andrew Jackson) Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?

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