Epic High School - South (27Q314)

121-10 Rockaway Boulevard, Queens, NY 11420, Queens
Phone: 718-845-1290
Email: Southinfo@epicschoolsnyc.org
Hours: 8:55am - 3:15pm
School Website: https://Epichighschoolsouth.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/48534
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/27Q314/HS/
Bus: Q10, Q37, Q7, Q9, QM18
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About

EPIC High School South, an outgrowth of the NYC Expanded success Initiative (ESI), provides a rigorous, culturally relevant academic program that prepares students for the demands of college and careers. EPIC's personalized approach to instruction challenges students to dream big and design their futures. it engages students in solving real-world problems and supports their individual progress and growth. EPIC High School South students graduate as informed, active citizens who are dedicated to improving their community. EPIC High School South is a small learning community that is driven by the population we serve of diverse young leaders who are eager to transform their lives and the lives of their community members. Here at EPIC, we encourage students to be innovative thinkers and change agents. We offer our diverse student body rigorous instructions led by experienced well-equipped educators who are student-focus and student-driven.

Academic Highlights: Language Courses, Honors, National Honor Society, and NYADI (New York Automotive and Diesel Institute), Politics 103 - Dual Enrollment (H.S. and College Credits) Computer Certification Programs, NYADI - The College of Transportation Technology) Advanced Placement (AP) Courses, College Now through CUNY York College

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, Dress Code, Extended Day, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation

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 English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Studio Art - Drawing, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball
Girls PSAL Sports
Indoor Track
Other Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field
Activities
Video Game Club, Health Occupations Students Association (HOSA), Science Olympiad, Dance Club, Board Game Club, Debate Team, Regents Tutoring, News Paper Club, My Brother's Keeper, My Sister's Keeper, Yearbook Club
Programs
Epic High School - South(Q66A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

We offer a comprehensive academic program that includes specialized classes in Mathematics, Science, and Humanities.

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
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
403
400
    Grade 12 Students
99
103
    Grade 11 Students
90
96
    Grade 10 Students
110
79
    Grade 9 Students
104
122
Graduation %
93
93
College %
48
44
Epic High School - South (Q66A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

121 / 79 (1.53)
41 / 16 (2.56)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 54% responded
Academic Rigor 
  73.86%
Academic Engagement 
  60.08%
Safety 
  75.22%
Bully Prevention 
  68.00%
Inclusivity 
  87.90%
Mental Support 
  69.50%
Environment 
  68.55%
Post-School Support 
  83.44%
Teacher Responses - 87% responded
Academic Rigor 
  79.33%
School Satisfaction 
  60.83%
Student Behavior 
  57.22%
Student Support 
  83.40%
School Leadership 
  53.40%
Instructional Clarity 
  52.60%
Instructional Development 
  72.41%
Post-School Support 
  94.13%
Family Responses - 9% responded
Education 
  74.75%
Teacher Support 
  84.17%
Safety 
  85.33%
School Community 
  82.89%
School Leadership 
  90.00%
Post-School Support 
  90.50%

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. %
  81.30%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  53
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  31
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  73.80%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  405
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  436
Postsecondary
2-Year College 22.80%
4-Year College 36.60%
Unknown 40.60%

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 55.80%
Female 44.20%
English Language Learners:
  9.40%
Students with IEPs:
  20.10%
Economic Need Index:
  70.70%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 30.80%
Black 24.60%
Hispanic 32.00%
White 3.20%
Other 9.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 16.70%
Black 16.70%
Hispanic 20.00%
White 33.30%
Other 13.30%
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