Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights

Grades: 9-12

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)

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?
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

Not offered in 2019-20



Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20


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
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.


From the 2021 High School Directory

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


207- 01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY 11411

Trains: N/A

Buses: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64


Principal: Gareth Robinson

Parent Coordinator: Simone Robinson Ross


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This schools shares the Magnet Educational (Andrew Jackson) Campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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