Health, Arts, Robotics, and Technology High School

Grades: 9-12

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)

 

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
91%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
93%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
73%
Average daily attendance
 
88%
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?
 
89%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
89%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

447
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
84%
Students with disabilities
 
17%
Multilingual learners
 
7%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
2%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
92%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
27%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
14%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
79%
5.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
169
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
88%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 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

 
10%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
48%

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year 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?
 
47%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
91%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
65%
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?
 
27%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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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.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

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

Location

207- 01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY 11411

Trains: N/A

Buses: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64


Contact

Principal: Kayode Ayetiwa

Parent Coordinator: Karima Tonge

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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