Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435)

230-17 Hillside Avenue, Queens, NY 11427, Queens
Phone: 718-776-4728
Hours: 8:03am - 2:17pm
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Bus: Q1, Q27, Q43, Q46, Q88, QM36, QM6, X68
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Program Details
Institute for Law and Humanities (Q38M)
Law & Government

This program is dedicated to developing knowledge and experience in the legal fields through a partnership with the Justice Resource Center. Students spend three years studying civil, criminal, and constitutional law, AP Global, AP US History, Syracuse University Public Affairs & Personal Finance, and CUNY John Jay Criminology. Students take part in our award-winning experiential programs like Moot Court, Mock Trial, High School Law Institute, and Debate Team all in our new in-house courtroom. Partnerships include: Columbia University Law; NYU Law, CUNY John Jay, the Queens District Attorney's Office, and Winston & Strawn LLC.

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Queens students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Institute for Law and Humanities (Q38M)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

25 / 57 (0.44)
3 / 11 (0.27)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Martin Van Buren High School is a Noble institution proudly offering rigorous programs in Health Sciences, Robotics, Engineering, Law, and Media Arts. Our mission is to develop the entire student through academic, social, and mental support systems at MVB. We challenge all students inside and outside of the classroom with a variety of college-accredited classes and mentorships through Syracuse University, Harvard Equity Lab, Georgetown University Law School, and CUNY College Now. Seniors are able to take day classes on the Queensborough Community College campus for college credits. Our students showcase their talents through activities and competitions around NYC via our teams in Robotics, MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge, Model United Nations, Mock Trial, Debate, and Journalism. Students have the opportunity to join the Army JROTC program which emphasizes character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Community School, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Seminar, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Biology (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Chemistry (College Course [Credited]), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Global History (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy, Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Soccer
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 72% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 96% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 29% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 29.00%
4-Year College 40.30%
Unknown 30.70%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 53.20%
Female 46.80%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 32.90%
Black 36.40%
Hispanic 20.70%
White 3.60%
Other 6.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 16.40%
Black 11.00%
Hispanic 11.00%
White 57.50%
Other 4.10%