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Humanities & Arts Magnet High School

Grades: 9-12
207- 01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY 11411
Phone: 718-978-2135

Our Insights

What’s Special

Interesting opportunities in the arts

The Downside

Academics have a ways to go

Humanities and Arts Magnet High School offers courses in vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater and visual arts. Students’ art work has been displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; students performed before a matinee showing of the musical Hamilton, according to the school’s web site.

While the school has improved security and safety measures in recent years, students and teachers still have concerns about safety and discipline, according to school surveys.

The school is located in the Campus Magnet Building in Cambria Heights, a residential neighborhood surrounded by small homes and quiet streets. It's one of four small schools created when the former Andrew Jackson High School was shut down in the mid-1990's for poor performance. All the schools share use of the auditorium, gym, cafeteria, newly renovated library and sports fields out back. There are shared athletics on campus, which also boasts a large indoor field and track.

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?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

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

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
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?
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

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

Performing Arts: Dance Institute
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Our program has a unique focus expanding students' knowledge, introducing and refining techniques and skills in various genres of dance (Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Ethnic) vocabulary and principles in both a historical and cultural context. We have a state of the art dance studio that is used to promote student development of kinesiological body awareness, technical facility, spatial expressiveness, and personal creativity which enables a focus for choreography, Scoring, and dance composition.

Computer Technology and Robotics STEM Engineering
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Preparation for careers in one of these information technology areas: Networking, IT Specialist, and Cyber Security. With a major focus on hands on instruction, these programs prepare students for relevant college majors with exposure to careers in all areas of IT, industry certification (A+, Certiport IC3, CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Security+), dual enrollment, and articulated college courses. Robotics/STEM Drone Engineering- Focus is centered on students learning basic robot building instructions, programming and movement then move on to working with sensors and more complex robot behaviors. Projects cover key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts.

Institute of Visual Arts
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Program focuses on 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), dual enrollment, and articulated college credit courses are included.

Cosmetology/Barbering Science and Entrepreneurship
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.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Psychology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition, AP 2-D Art and Design


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


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


Kayode Ayetiwa
Parent Coordinator
Karima Tonge

Other Details

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

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