Queens Preparatory Academy

Grades: 9-12

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)


School Stats


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey


Number of students
644 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 teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
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 2019-20 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
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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


Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 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 2019-20 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 2011-12 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

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.


From the 2021 High School Directory

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


143-10 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY 11413

Trains: N/A

Buses: Q3, Q77, Q85


Principal: Tashon Haywood

Parent Coordinator: Abigail Hooper


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Springfield Gardens Educational Campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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