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Queens Preparatory Academy

Grades: 9-12
143-10 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY 11413
Phone: 718-712-2304

Our Insights

What’s Special

College readiness improving

The Downside

Safety concerns inside and outside the building

Queens Preparatory Academy was founded in 2005 with support from the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), a not-for-profit organization that works with schools to prepare underserved students for success in college and careers.

The school has a ways to go but there are some signs that it’s moving in the right direction. Each year more graduates are prepared for the rigors of college-level work. College persistence, or the percentage of students who enroll in college after graduation and stay for at least three semesters, has also risen steadily.

Safety remains a concern for students. Some students report feeling unsafe in hallways and outside the school building, according to NYC School Survey results. The suspension rate is also high, more than double the citywide average, according to DOE data.

Queens Preparatory Academy is one of four small schools that share the Springfield Gardens Educational Campus. The schools share facilities including a large outdoor football field and track. Sports include wrestling, soccer, tennis, track and football. Students must pass through metal detectors upon entering the building.

The school offers Advanced Placement courses, College Now courses at York College and Saturday enrichment and tutoring. The school also participates in iLearnNYC, a program which expands coursework online.

Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for every student who wants to attend. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, October 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?
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
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 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 2018-19 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 2018-19 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 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
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?
66% 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

Programming and Engineering
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

STEM: Basic training in the challenging courses related to the field of STEM; four years of math and science, electives, and exposure to the various opportunities in the engineering field and other math/science/technology related fields.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Seminar, AP United States History, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Computer Science Principles


Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket, Stunt

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

Contact & Location


Springfield Gardens (District 29)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q3, Q77, Q85


Tashon Haywood
Parent Coordinator
Abigail Hooper

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Springfield Gardens Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?

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