Excelsior Preparatory High School (29Q265)

143-10 Springfield Boulevard, Queens, NY 11413, Queens
Phone: 718-525-6507
Email: rorji@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:10am - 02:30pm
School Website: https://www.ephschool.com/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/42649
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/29Q265/HS/
Bus: Q3, Q77, Q85
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Program Details
Gateway to Higher Education (Q42W)
Science & Math

This program seeks to expose students to the foundation skills necessary for college success and for success in science, technology, engineering and math careers. These students are provided with an advisor who assists them in applying for and enrolling in enrichment programs that only those students are eligible for receiving. The students are provided with rigorous courses and are expected to graduate with an advanced regents diploma.

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 %
Gateway to Higher Education (Q42W)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

40 / 28 (1.43)
7 / 6 (1.17)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Excelsior Preparatory High School, a collaborative college preparatory learning community, offers a challenging academic curriculum dedicated to developing students' science, math, critical reading and technical writing skills. We are a small high school locally considered a gem in Southeast Queens. All students are expected to take four years of math, English, and science in order to be college-ready. We are affiliated with the Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education a STEM program which provides comprehensive early college exposure for select students in each cohort. We are also FutureReadyNYC school offering the best of college and career exploration and preparation in Computer Software Development -one of the fastest growing and highest paid industries in our city. We’ll prepare you for work in any field, not just tech. Students will explore a range of careers, acquire 21st century employability skills including financial literacy, earn paid work- based learning opportunities and early college credits and credentials, engage in 1-1 advising and will graduate prepared for college and/or careers in NYCs growing Computer Software Development industry.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Extended Day Program, Health Center, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Summer Bridge

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 English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket, Stunt
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 45% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 7% 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 17.00%
4-Year College 26.00%
Unknown 57.00%

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 56.90%
Female 43.10%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 2.00%
Black 79.60%
Hispanic 11.40%
White 1.10%
Other 5.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 44.00%
White 32.00%
Other 24.00%