Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School

Grades: 9-12

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)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
70%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
46%
Average daily attendance
 
86%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
32%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
80%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
80%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

348
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
78%
Students with disabilities
 
11%
Multilingual learners
 
16%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
72%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
81%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
43%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
38%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
92%
2.5
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
125
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
65%
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

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
5%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

 
34%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
38%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
26%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
35%
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?
 
32%
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

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.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

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

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

207- 01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY 11411

Trains: N/A

Buses: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64


Contact

Principal: Allika Thompson

Website

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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