International High School at LaGuardia Community College (24Q530)

45-35 Van Dam Street, Queens, NY 11101, Queens
Phone: 718-392-3433
Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Principal: Jaclyn Valane
School Website:
NYCDOE Website:
Quality Snapshot:
Subway: 7 to Rawson St-33rd St; E, M, R to Queens Plaza
Bus: B24, B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q67
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We are a small, multicultural high school on the campus of LaGuardia Community College. All of our students are new to the country. We focus on English language development. Our teachers collaborate on interdisciplinary teams. We prepare English Language Learners for success in college and careers. Students develop their academic and English skills by completing individual and group projects. Students present portfolios for graduation and are able to stay for a free year of college as part of our Early College Program after they complete their high school graduation requirements within four years. While in the Early College Program, we provide students with academic support classes to ensure their success in college.

Academic Highlights: Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs)

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Early College, Extended Day Program, Health Center, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Summer Orientation, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • School for New Arrivals, which serve students who are new to the country

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Algebra II (College Course [Credited]), Arts (College Course [Credited]), Biology (College Course [Credited]), Calculus (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (College Course [Credited])
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Soccer, Ping Pong, Badminton
After-School Tutoring, Art, Sports, Computer Lab, Cultural Clubs, Dance, Garden Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), International Food Festival, LaGuardia Community College Classes and Gym Facilities, Liberty Partnership, Music Club, Newspaper, Photography, SAT Prep, Saturday Literacy Explorers Program, Student Government, Theater Program, YMCA for After-School Sports, College Trips
International High School at LaGuardia Community College(Q27J)
Project-Based Learning

Students work on projects in all classes that align to our graduation portfolio rubrics. In all classes, students learn English and build research, writing, and presentation skills through their project work. All students complete a native language project each year as well, to strengthen their native language skills. Classes are small, usually 25 students, and students work together in groups in each class.

Students are ranked by the school based on English proficiency and/or home language. Offers are made in priority group and rank order. See program details for more information
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents - see eligibility
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
0 / 6
<5 / 0
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
877 (364) / 119
957 / 119
International High School at LaGuardia Community College (Q27J)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

345 / 100 (3.45)
20 / 19 (1.05)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 67% 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 - 44% 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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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 10.50%
4-Year College 27.20%
Other Postsecondary 45.60%
Public Service 0.90%
Vocational Program 2.60%
Unknown 13.20%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 47.80%
Female 52.00%
Other 0.20%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 11.10%
Black 0.60%
Hispanic 80.90%
White 5.90%
Other 1.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 20.70%
Hispanic 24.10%
White 44.80%
Other 10.40%