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Information Technology High School

Grades: 9-12
21-16 44th Road
Long Island City NY
Phone: 718-937-4270

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students learn web design, video production or Cisco cybersecurity

The Downside

Some safety concerns

Students at Information Technology High School (Info Tech) study computers and technology in addition to the standard high school curriculum. The school is divided into academies and students may specialize in areas such as web design, video production or Cisco Cybersecurity.

The academies allow students to specialize in a particular area and gain professional skills. Students choose an academy at the end of their freshman year, which they stick with through graduation. The school is adding instruction in commercial arts and gaming, according to its annual Comprehensive Educational Plan.

Advanced Placement courses are offered in several subjects. Students may earn college credit for some of their technology courses through a partnership with Queensborough Community College. Students may earn additional college credit by taking free courses at Queens College and LaGuardia Community College.

Extracurricular activities include junior and senior bands as well as a nice range of clubs and PSAL sports teams.

Joseph Reed became principal in 2012 after working as the assistant principal of operations at the school for eight years.

There are some safety concerns. Fewer students report feeling safe in the building than is typical for high schools citywide.

Info Tech opened in September 2003 in a new building with a spacious lobby, large classrooms, and multiple computer labs. There is a colorful cafeteria and a well-stocked library, but no auditorium.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers self-contained and ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes.  

ADMISSIONS: Queens students and residents only. Admission is based on the educational option formula, which is designed to admit a mix of low-, average- and high-achieving students. (Laura Zingmond, web reports, December 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?
74%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
42%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
85%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
83%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
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?
91%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.8

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
77%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
62%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
47%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
75%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
976
Asian
18%
Black
11%
Hispanic
63%
White
7%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
78%
Students with disabilities
20%
English language learners
7%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
88%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
31%
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?
45%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
71%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Information Technology
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Information Technology High School D75 Inclusion Program
Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Academics

Language Courses

Latin, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP United States History, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Biology, AP World History: Modern

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Indoor Track, Softball, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

Long Island City (District 30)
Trains: 7 Line, E Line, G Line, M Line to Court Square; N Line, W Line to Queensboro Plaza; R Line to Queens Plaza
Buses: B32, B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q103, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69, X63, X64, X68

Contact

Principal
Jean Woods Powell
Parent Coordinator
Emma Roman Mendoza

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with another school.
Metal detectors?
No

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