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Cambria Heights Academy

Grades: 9-12
188-04 91st Avenue
Hollis NY 11423
Phone: 718-736-7320

Our Insights

What’s Special

Laptop computers for every student

The Downside

No gym

Making sure all children have equal access to technology is a priority at Cambria Heights Academy, a small high school opened in 2010 in a building that once housed a Roman Catholic school.

Every student has a laptop. All students take courses in in software engineering and computer science, and some graduate with a certificate in Career and Technical Education (CTE). Students who don’t have access to the Internet at home may sign up for free WiFi through the New York Public library, according to the school website.

Digital art classes include graphic design, digital media, interactive sculpture, digital Music, and web design.

Advisory groups with 10-15 students meet twice weekly and center on community service and healthy ways to solve problems. Students are encouraged (and in some cases required) to seek academic help during the school day and during teachers’ office hours four days a week. “Teachers will help you when you need help,” a 10th grader said.

Although most students enter with test scores that are below grade level, the vast majority graduate on time. The school’s first valedictorian received a full scholarship to Columbia University, according to the school’s Comprehensive Education Plan.

There is no gym, but the cafeteria and the fitness room are used for physical education, according to the annual space survey.

Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for everyone who applies. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, August 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

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

Cambria Heights Academy
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

All students are admitted into our software engineering program and after completing the necessary coursework have the option of graduating with a CTE diploma in addition to a high school diploma.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Computer Science Principles, AP United States History, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP World History: Modern


Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track

Coed PSAL teams

Double Dutch

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

Contact & Location


Hollis (District 29)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q1, Q110, Q17, Q2, Q3, Q36, Q43, Q76, Q77, Q83, X64, X68


Melissa Menake
Parent Coordinator
Remy Edwards

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?


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