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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 2017-18 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
76%
77% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
80%
85% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
47%
36% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
72%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
71%
81% Citywide Average

From 2015-16 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
69%
74% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
7.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
86%
77% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
28%
37% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
84%
38% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
73%
64% Citywide Average

From 2017 NY State Graduation Outcomes

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
1%
13% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2017-18 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
353
Asian
9%
Black
74%
Hispanic
7%
White
2%
Other
8%
Free or reduced priced lunch
73%
Students with disabilities
18%
English language learners
6%

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
86%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38%
37% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2016-17 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
68%
59% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
80%
66% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

Cambria Heights Academy
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • Test: coding session (on-site)
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.

Academics

Language Courses

Mandarin, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History

Sports

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 the NYCDOE’s School Finder
NYC Department of Education: School Finder

Contact & Location

Location

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

Contact

Principal
Melissa Menake
Parent Coordinator
REMY EDWARDS

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

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