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Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Swim lessons; laptops for all

The Downside

Many students miss a month or more of school

Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School (MAST) is a small school housed in the Campus Magnet Building in Cambria Heights. Each student receives a laptop for use all through high school.

Academics & Instruction: Students are expected to take four years of math and science and at least one Advanced Placement course during their time at MAST. In addition to electives such as robotics, astronomy, and broadcast journalism, students may a take college level courses such as intro to sociology, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, bio-engineering and personal finance.

Teens may earn high school and college credit in classes taught by MAST teachers and certified by colleges and universities including Howard University, Princeton, Stanford, Arizona State, Georgetown University, Monroe, Touro, and University of Pennsylvania. They may also take courses at York College.

The school offers a summer enrichment program, academic support before and after school, and prep for Regents exams on Saturday.

Culture & Environment:  Students say they feel safe in school, based on their responses to the annual school survey.  They select their advisors and can remain with that adult all four years.

The entire school community gathers at the beginning of the week to check in and to hear feedback on any concerns. On Friday, teens gather in small advisory groups where they can explore peer pressure, self-esteem, relationships, school/home life and future goals.

Students are invited to start and join clubs and organizations that reflect their experience, such as the Latinos Unidos Club, the East Asian Club, and the Gay Straight Alliance Club.

Other weekly clubs and activities are based on interest such as music production and videography, dance, visual art, badminton, basketball and theater.

Students also get leadership training in social and emotional learning (SEL). Many students miss at least a month of school due in some cases to home responsibilities, travel distance or trauma related to the pandemic. The staff celebrates good attendance, interviews teens to learn root causes and reaches out to individuals to find flexible solutions (credit recovery, afternoon tutoring) to help them stay on track for graduation, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan.

Special Education & English as a New Language (ENL): The school has team-taught classes that serve a mix of general education students and those with special needs in one classroom. There are several ENL classes for beginners and more advanced speakers. The school offers after-school tutoring and a five-week summer program to help students practice speaking English in small groups. ENL students receive iPads for translation purposes in addition to their laptop.

Building & Facilities: Campus Magnet in Cambria Heights (formerly Andrew Jackson) serves more than 2,500 students and is divided into four schools. The building, constructed in 1937, boasts a stately entrance surrounded by manicured lawns and wrought iron fencing. MAST is located on the 1st and 2nd floors. The schools share the auditorium, gym, cafeteria, library, a large indoor track, weight room and sports fields. Students can take swimming lessons and be lifeguard certified in the building’s pool.

College & Career: MAST has two full-time guidance counselors, a part-time college counselor, and a teacher advisor, who meet one-on-one with students to help them devise a plan, such as college, military or workforce. Students participate in college trips and college and career fairs. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and interview, August 2023)





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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 615


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
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?
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
From the 2020-21 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
Citywide Average is 7
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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


Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science




Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year 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?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) (Q55A)

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.


From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

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

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Contact & Location


207- 01 116Th Avenue
Queens NY 11411

Buses: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64


Principal: Allika Thompson


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This schools shares the Magnet Educational (Andrew Jackson) Campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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