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What’s Special

Robotics, medicine, cosmetology, and visual arts

The Downside

Student suspension rate could be lower

Health, Arts, Robotics, and Technology High School is a bustling place with four distinct programs: robotics and drone engineering, medical assisting, cybersecurity, and cosmetology with business management. Many graduates leave with professional certifications, which can help them get jobs. Health Arts also offers a majorette HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) program, which fuses hip-hop, jazz, and West African dance styles. 

Academics & Instruction: The school has a strong college and career culture. It offers many Advanced Placement courses and college courses. Ambitious students may earn up to 24+ credits towards an associate degree by the time they graduate. Partnerships with Farmingdale State College, York College, and Queensborough Community College enable students to take college-level courses at the high school during their school day. The school also offers an urban agriculture program with hydroponics and aquaponics as well as a Saturday program for students needing extra help. 

Culture & Environment: The school has a team that consists of staff and students who address and advise the school on inclusive practices for course offerings, school clubs, and school events. It has an active student government, for example, the group designed an event to celebrate students from the Middle East. 

The school has several guidance counselors and a social worker. A community-based organization supports their SEL (social and emotional learning) activities. The suspension rate hovers around the citywide average. Most students say they feel safe in school on the NYC School Survey.

There are a range of student clubs such as debate, newspaper, video games, and Zumba. Students in the newspaper club have conducted mock interviews with staff at Cambridge University Press.

Themes & Programs: Computer science students study programming and build basic robots, advancing to work with sensors to create more complex robot behaviors. They study Python and Java in AP Computer Science courses. Ultimately, they apply this knowledge to operating drones and can take the FAA 101 Drone Pilot certification exam.

Cosmetology students learn in a salon with mannequins and live models. They run a mock business in the Virtual Enterprise program, and can become licensed in New York State. (This program draws the most applicants.)

Visual arts students explore 2D and 3D drawing, painting, digital arts, and photography. Students work with Adobe Creative Suite, mobile apps, and web design, and may earn Adobe Certified Associate certification. 

Students in the medical pathway train in a well-equipped high school clinic and intern at New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center, focusing on surgery and emergency medicine. They may earn certificates in medical assisting, billing, coding, and CPR. 

Building & Facilities: The school shares the Campus Magnet Building (formerly Andrew Jackson) with three other schools in residential Cambria Heights. The campus has a swimming pool, beauty salon, hydroponics lab, football field, tennis courts, handball courts, and indoor track and field. 

College & Career: Staff offer financial aid workshops throughout the year for students and parents. They cover college application costs, free SAT waivers, and tutoring for all students. Students map out a college-going plan beginning in freshman year. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and responses to a questionnaire, February 2024)


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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?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
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



Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20


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

Computer Science and Robotics STEM Engineeering (Q53B)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

The Computer Science and Robotics STEM Engineering program is centered on students learning basic robot building instructions, programming and movement then move on to working with sensors and more complex robot behaviors. Students begin by learning computer languages(Python, Java) via AP Computer science courses, to building robots and operating drones. Program leads to FAA drone pilot certification and OSHA safety certifications. Projects cover key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts.

Medical and Health Careers (Q53C)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

This program provides exposure and preparation to various medical professions including college level pre-med studies using state-of-the-art equipment and computer research in laboratory analyses for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and maintenance of health. ?With a focus on clinical and administrative applications, this hands-on course provides students with the following industry certifications: (AMCA and NOCTI: Medical Assisting, Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Electronic Health Records, and CPR Certification).

Institute of Visual Arts (Q53J)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Our Visual Arts program focuses on 2D and 3D drawing, painting, photography and digital art. Career preparation through hands-on experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, Mobile Apps, and Web Design and Visual Arts (drawing, illustration, fashion). With a major focus on hands on instruction, these programs prepare students for relevant college majors. Industry certification (Adobe Certified Associate), AP Studio courses, and articulated college credit courses are included.

Cosmetology Science and Entrepreneurship (Q53K)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

This program provides students with marketable skills to become licensed Cosmetologists and Barbers. Students prepare for State licensure (NOCTI Certification) with opportunities for internships, in-house, and advanced industry training Students study and prepare in a clinical lab setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative practice. The program emphasizes communication, management, and entrepreneurship skills that enables students to open their own business towards a professional career or to pay for their college education.


From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses


Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Seminar, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages), World Languages (College Course [Credited])

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: Kayode Ayetiwa

Parent Coordinator: Karima Tonge


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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