Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability (27Q324)

100-00 Beach Channel Drive, Queens, NY 11694, Queens
Phone: 718-734-3280
Email: Ggodoy4@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:00am - 2:20pm
Principal: Katwona Warren
School Website: https://www.rockawayparkhs.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45822
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/27Q324/HS/
Subway: H to Beach 105th St
Bus: Q22, Q53-SBS, QM16
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About

We prepare all students for college and the work force in meeting the challenging demands of the 21st century by teaching critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We thrive on providing all students with an equitable education that enables them to grow academically, emotionally, physically and to model that we are stewards of our environment. As a Verizon Innovative Learning school, our students receive free 24/7 tutoring, hotspots and laptops. We offer opportunities such as: EMT (Emergency Management Training) and CPR Certifications. Our school has a new Transitional Bilingual Spanish program, in addition to our ESL program.

Academic Highlights: 11th and 12th graders take up to 12 College Credits through Kingsborough Community College, Saint Thomas the Aquinas University, York College, and National Equity Lab., Amazon Engineer Program: As part of our Computer Science program, students can take advanced course and be part of the Amazon Summer Internship Program., We offer guitar beginners, intermediate, and advanced. In our state-of-the-art recording studio, students write and record their own music. We also have a Rock Band., AP Courses Available, FutureReadyNYC: Healthcare (Pre-Nursing)

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Extended Day, FutureReadyNYC School, Internship Expected, 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

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Badminton, Cheerleading, Dance, Soccer, Step, Swimming, Yoga
Activities
We have a stateoftheart dance studio, music recording studio, music room, and woodshop room. Students learn guitar (beginnersadvanced), rock band club, gaming club, woodshop club, dance club, swim club, Rock Park Chronicles Newspaper, Student Council, Yearbook club and photography club.
Programs
Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability(Q36A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

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
The Green Carpentry Program(Q36G)
Engineering

The carpentry course of study is designed to create an appreciation of the industry and to develop entry-level skills within the carpentry trade, currently on the way to being CTE certified. Students will develop skills that ensure a successful transition from high school to postsecondary institutions.

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
232
249
    Grade 12 Students
47
51
    Grade 11 Students
56
64
    Grade 10 Students
69
60
    Grade 9 Students
60
74
Avg. Class Size
22.6
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 0
5 / 0
Graduation %
81%
83%
College %
63%
34%
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
173 (35) / 108
0
164 / 108
57
Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability (Q36A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

14 / 45 (0.31)
12 / 9 (1.33)
Offers - Waitlist
The Green Carpentry Program (Q36G)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

3 / 45 (0.07)
6 / 9 (0.67)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 86% responded
Academic Rigor 
  70.14%
Academic Engagement 
  60.58%
Safety 
  73.89%
Bully Prevention 
  64.25%
Inclusivity 
  86.30%
Mental Support 
  68.00%
Environment 
  70.55%
Post-School Support 
  74.22%
Teacher Responses - 58% responded
Academic Rigor 
  92.67%
School Satisfaction 
  82.17%
Student Behavior 
  63.67%
Student Support 
  85.13%
School Leadership 
  87.60%
Instructional Clarity 
  81.80%
Instructional Development 
  83.59%
Post-School Support 
  88.63%
Family Responses - 41% responded
Education 
  91.63%
Teacher Support 
  85.17%
Safety 
  92.33%
School Community 
  87.89%
School Leadership 
  90.27%
Post-School Support 
  86.00%

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. %
  80.60%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  47
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  23
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  47.10%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  376
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  404
Postsecondary
2-Year College 11.00%
4-Year College 14.60%
Unknown 74.40%

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 62.90%
Female 37.10%
English Language Learners:
  16.40%
Students with IEPs:
  40.50%
Economic Need Index: 
  89.20%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 2.20%
Black 46.10%
Hispanic 39.70%
White 7.30%
Other 4.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 65.20%
Other 34.80%
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