Rockaway Collegiate High School (27Q351)

100-00 Beach Channel Drive, Queens, NY 11694, Queens
Phone: 718-734-3290
Email: ncrocker@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:00am - 2:20pm
School Website: https://www.instagram.com/rockawaycollegiate/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45082
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/27Q351/HS/
Subway: Subway S to Beach 98th
Bus: Q22, Q53-SBS, QM16
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About

At Rockaway Collegiate High School (RCHS), our students are engaged in enriched college preparatory and early college access programs. Each aspect of our school emphasizes the four pillars of success at Rockaway Collegiate (Rigor, Character, Higher-Order Thinking, Success in College and Career). We offer a collaborative educational experience in which talented students are challenged by our nurturing staff to develop our students academically, socially, and emotionally. Rockaway Collegiate High School is now a FutureReadyNYC school. Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, our students will explore the healthcare field, specifically the area of Medical Diagnostics, as we continue our goal of ensuring our students’ success in college and beyond. Students will develop meaningful employment-related skills through work-based learning opportunities. They will be provided with opportunities to earn early college credits and healthcare-related credentials. Additionally, our partnership with Computer Science for All allows students to study the capabilities and limitations of computers in addition to developing computational literacy, the ability to understand how computer science can be applied in all walks of life. Computer Science for All provides the opportunity for exploring the following areas: working together to solve problems, writing code and adapting existing code to their own projects, working with teachers and peers to troubleshoot code, and building physical prototypes as part of the design process.

Academic Highlights: FutureReadyNYC: Medical Diagnostics Program, Pharmacy Technician Program, Cosmetology Program, CUNY College Now Offerings through Kingsborough Community College and York College, National Education Equity Lab Offerings and College Algebra (Howard University), Poetry in America (Arizona State University), Advisory Program, College Access for All, iLearnNYC, Mentoring Program, P.M. School, Regents Prep Courses, Saturday Success Academy, Summer Bridge

Other Features: Community School, FutureReadyNYC School, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat

School Features:

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

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Studio Art - Drawing, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Activities
Art Club, Cooking Club, Dance Club, Fencing Club, Music Club, Soccer Club, Step Team, Student Government, Weightlifting Club, Video Games Club, Yearbook
Programs
Rockaway Collegiate High School(Q48A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Starting in the ninth grade, students learn to read complex texts and are required to write in all subject areas showing a connection across all contents. In the 11th grade, students can begin to earn college credits and take college courses.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
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
269
265
    Grade 12 Students
69
67
    Grade 11 Students
48
57
    Grade 10 Students
82
64
    Grade 9 Students
70
77
Graduation %
76
77
College %
26
31
Rockaway Collegiate High School (Q48A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

19 / 113 (0.17)
27 / 22 (1.23)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 54% responded
Academic Rigor 
  74.43%
Academic Engagement 
  59.17%
Safety 
  65.67%
Bully Prevention 
  58.13%
Inclusivity 
  80.10%
Mental Support 
  72.20%
Environment 
  66.73%
Post-School Support 
  81.44%
Teacher Responses - 68% responded
Academic Rigor 
  86.67%
School Satisfaction 
  90.83%
Student Behavior 
  56.33%
Student Support 
  90.73%
School Leadership 
  88.47%
Instructional Clarity 
  86.60%
Instructional Development 
  90.59%
Post-School Support 
  92.25%
Family Responses - 10% responded
Education 
  78.75%
Teacher Support 
  80.50%
Safety 
  86.33%
School Community 
  84.00%
School Leadership 
  85.64%
Post-School Support 
  75.00%

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. %
  81.80%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  53
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  31
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  51.10%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  381
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  402
Postsecondary
2-Year College 13.50%
4-Year College 15.70%
Unknown 70.80%

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 48.70%
Female 51.30%
English Language Learners:
  17.50%
Students with IEPs:
  32.30%
Economic Need Index:
  85.10%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 2.60%
Black 48.00%
Hispanic 40.50%
White 7.10%
Other 1.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 20.00%
White 48.00%
Other 32.00%
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