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Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School

Grades: 9-12
207- 01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY
Phone: 718-978-1837

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students say they can go to teachers with their problems

The Downside

Academic achievement has a long way to go

Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School (MAST), housed in the Campus Magnet Building in Cambria Heights, is one of the small schools created when the former Andrew Jackson High School was shut down in the mid-1990s for poor performance.

 

The school has poor attendance and below-average graduation rates and some students complain about safety in the building, according to school surveys. However, students say the teachers care about them, according to the Quality Review.

 

“I like how our teachers create a healthy environment; it’s safe to go to them when we have problems,” a student said, according to the school’s Quality Review. 

 

The school hosts an international food night where students, families, and staff share cuisines from their native countries, according to the Quality Review. “During the school’s spirit week, students come in dressed in traditional clothing representing their cultures.”

 

The building, constructed in 1937, boasts a stately entrance surrounded by manicured lawns and wrought iron fencing. It is in a quiet residential area. All the schools in the building share the auditorium, gym, cafeteria, library, a large indoor track, and sports fields out back.

 

Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for every student who wants to attend. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, September 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?
72%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
81%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
43%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
92%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
76%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
6%
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?
63%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.5

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
73%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
46%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
26%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
57%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
401
Asian
16%
Black
68%
Hispanic
12%
White
2%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
83%
Students with disabilities
10%
English language learners
17%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
84%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
43%
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?
46%
66% Citywide Average


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

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.)
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Our S.T.E.A.M. program emphasizes the interconnections among mathematics, science, technology, and the humanities, prepares students to become creative problem-solvers, effective communicators, and tomorrow's leaders through a rigorous curriculum and collaborative partnerships. Our approach is driven by problem-solving and exploratory learning, which promotes student readiness for college, prepares them for the 21st century workforce, and provides opportunities for critical and design thinking.

Academics

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Seminar, AP United States History, AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP World History: Modern, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition

Sports

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

Location

Cambria Heights (District 29)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64

Contact

Principal
Allika Thompson
Parent Coordinator
Sujeiry Gonzalez

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This schools shares the Magnet Educational (Andrew Jackson) Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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