Hillcrest High School (28Q505)

160-05 Highland Avenue, Queens, NY 11432, Queens
Phone: 718-658-5407
Email: htroncoso@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:00am - 3:45pm
School Website: https://www.hillcrestweb.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41310
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/28Q505/HS/
Subway: F to Parsons Blvd
Bus: Q1, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, Q114, Q17, Q2, Q20A, Q20B, Q24, Q25, Q3, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q36, Q40, Q41, Q43, Q44-SBS, Q54, Q56, Q6, Q65, Q76, Q77, Q8, Q83, Q9, X68
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Program Details
Academy of Performing and Visual Arts (Q24L)
Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design, Visual Art & Design

The Academy is a rigorous four year program offered at Hillcrest. The three tracks offered are theater, music, and visual arts and entail such courses as technical theater, AP 2-D Art, graphic design, orchestra and marching band and yearlong courses that encourage competency in the various art forms. Students are encouraged to take advantage of arts partnerships that Hillcrest has with institutions around the city for internships and summer programs. The programs end in Regents Exams.

Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
  • (Group 1) Open 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 %
Academy of Performing and Visual Arts (Q24L)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

118 / 84 (1.40)
23 / 16 (1.44)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Hillcrest is a Career and Tech Ed (CTE) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) focused school. We proudly offer students a world-class education with a dynamic faculty and challenging curriculum. We have four NYS approved CTE programs to help our students prepare for college and career. Our CTE programs include: Certified Nursing Assistant, Computer Assisted Design, Software Engineering, and Virtual Enterprise (entrepreneurship). Our students get the benefits of a small school setting with our seven Small Learning Communities (SLC) in a large comprehensive high school. Every SLC is run by one teacher-leader, one school counselor, an administrator and teachers who use rigorous instruction to ensure student success. Each SLC has connections to the professional world with various partnerships and internships with elite organizations in NYC. Hillcrest offers students programs such as Peer Group Connections, Advisory Classes, My Brother's Keeper, My Sister's Keeper, Medical Research, Stagecraft, Model United Nations, Moot Court, Junior Achievement, Journalism, and Theater.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Business Institute/Virtual Enterprise, Computer Assisted Design (CAD), Nursing Assistant, Software Engineering, FutureReadyNYC: Healthcare (Diagnostic Medicine) AND Teaching & Training (P-12 Teacher)

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community Service Expected, FutureReadyNYC School, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Bengali, Spanish

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages), World Languages (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
French, Spanish
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Bengali, Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket, Golf
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Fitness Club, Yoga
ACTIVITIES My Brother's Keeper, My Sister's Keeper, Yoga And Meditation Club, Book Club, NYPD Explorers Club, Cheerleading Club, Health Sciences Club, Anime Club, FDNY Explorers Club, Dungeons & Dragons Club, Glee Club, Guitar Club, K-Pop Club, Teens On Point, Photography Club, French Club, Ping Pong Club, LGBTQIA and Friends Club, Debate Team, Mock Trail/Moot Court, Student Council, National Honor Society, Weight Lifting, Governing Club, Coding Club, Green Team, Wellness Club, Students Unmuted, Skateboard Club, South Asian Student Alliance
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 57% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 69% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 49% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

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 21.40%
4-Year College 40.80%
Other Postsecondary 0.10%
Unknown 37.70%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 47.30%
Female 52.60%
Other 0.10%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 27.60%
Black 25.80%
Hispanic 36.70%
White 2.90%
Other 7.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 21.20%
Black 15.90%
Hispanic 11.30%
White 47.00%
Other 4.60%