Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435)

230-17 Hillside Avenue, Queens, NY 11427, Queens
Phone: 718-776-4728
Email: DNettleford@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:03am - 2:17pm
School Website: https://www.thenewmvb.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45417
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/26Q435/HS/
Bus: Q1, Q27, Q43, Q46, Q88, QM36, QM6, X68
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About

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
Spanish
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
Cricket
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Soccer
Programs
Academy of Communication, Media, & the Arts(Q38C)

Program for scholars interested in pursuing a career through media literacy and the arts. Students develop 21st century media skills through Print, Video, Podcasting, and Photography. Students participate on our school’s award-winning Newspaper and Debate teams. Art students have had art exhibited in major museums; students perform through partnership with Lincoln Center. Media Arts students can receive AP Capstone Diploma.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
STEM Institute for Science Research(Q38K)
Health Professions

Sciences prepare for a career in Sciences via real-world experiences out of the classroom. Students can travel to locations like the Catalina Islands and Acadia National Park to work alongside scientists to conduct hands-on research. In our state-of-the-art DNA/Biotechnology Lab, students use technology and equipment to further research skills. Classes include AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, and STEM Research.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Queens students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
STEM Institue for Engineering and Robotics(Q38L)
Engineering

With a focus on innovation and creativity, students prepare for a career in engineering and robotics by designing and building robots to compete in the First Robotics Competition. Students work in a state-of-the-art Robotics room, complete with 3D printers and CAD software to design solutions to problems. Students have the opportunity to design, build, and fly drones through our partnership with Vaughn College.

Method:
Requirement:
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.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Queens students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
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.

Method:
Requirement:
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.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Queens students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Zoned(Q38Z)
Zoned

Zoned students will have opportunities to choose from our three-year institutes-Health Science Research; Engineering and Robotics; and Law and Humanities.

Method:
Requirement:
Students who live within this school's zone are given priority for this program. To see your child’s zoned school, go to your student's profile in MySchools and scroll down to "Zoned School”.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to students who live in the zoned area
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
1,053
1,098
    Grade 12 Students
230
230
    Grade 11 Students
280
247
    Grade 10 Students
270
318
    Grade 9 Students
273
303
Graduation %
91
87
College %
58
70
Academy of Communication, Media, & the Arts (Q38C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

64 / 57 (1.12)
24 / 11 (2.18)
Offers - Waitlist
Institute for Law and Humanities (Q38M)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

25 / 57 (0.44)
3 / 11 (0.27)
Offers - Waitlist
STEM Institue for Engineering and Robotics (Q38L)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

50 / 57 (0.88)
6 / 11 (0.55)
Offers - Waitlist
STEM Institute for Science Research (Q38K)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

27 / 60 (0.45)
4 / 12 (0.33)
Offers - Waitlist
Zoned (Q38Z)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 72% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.86%
Academic Engagement 
  57.67%
Safety 
  69.22%
Bully Prevention 
  62.88%
Inclusivity 
  84.40%
Mental Support 
  67.90%
Environment 
  68.18%
Post-School Support 
  82.56%
Teacher Responses - 96% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.33%
School Satisfaction 
  67.33%
Student Behavior 
  54.56%
Student Support 
  75.20%
School Leadership 
  67.33%
Instructional Clarity 
  70.40%
Instructional Development 
  72.82%
Post-School Support 
  88.88%
Family Responses - 29% responded
Education 
  89.88%
Teacher Support 
  82.83%
Safety 
  88.67%
School Community 
  83.67%
School Leadership 
  91.18%
Post-School Support 
  92.50%

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. %
  83.80%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  57
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  61
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  55.00%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  430
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  437
Postsecondary
2-Year College 29.00%
4-Year College 40.30%
Unknown 30.70%

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 53.20%
Female 46.80%
English Language Learners:
  12.90%
Students with IEPs:
  17.60%
Economic Need Index:
  67.90%
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%
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