Information Technology High School

Grades: 9-12

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)

 

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
88%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
72%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
91%
Average daily attendance
 
83%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
43%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
100%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

894
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
84%
Students with disabilities
 
18%
Multilingual learners
 
10%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
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?
 
23%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
9%
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?
 
95%
2.9
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
195
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?
 
86%
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

 
4%

Computer Science

 
36%

Physics

 
9%

Advanced Foreign Language

 
48%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
27%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
11%

Music

 
32%
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?
 
58%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
95%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
54%
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?
 
47%
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

Information Technology

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Information Technology High School D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

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

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

21-16 44th Road
Long Island City NY 11101

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

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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