Hillside Arts & Letters Academy (28Q325)

167-01 Gothic Drive, Queens, NY 11432, Queens
Phone: 718-658-1249
Email: admin@hillsidearts.org
Hours: 8:03am - 2:53pm
School Website: https://hillsidearts.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47024
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/28Q325/HS/
Subway: F to 169th St
Bus: Q1, Q17, Q2, Q25, Q3, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q36, Q43, Q65, Q76, Q77, X68
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About

The mission of Hillside Arts & Letters Academy is to offer students a challenging curriculum with a special emphasis on visual arts, music, and writing. Students at our school become self-directed and resourceful learners with a deep appreciation for the arts. We prepare students to graduate as independent thinkers who are academically well-rounded, creative, and especially well-prepared to innovate and collaborate. Our school ensures student success by providing support through advisory classes, youth development programs, and a deep commitment to our students. We are part of the Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) pilot, which helps us support career readiness for all our students. We have courses that help our ninth and tenth graders explore their career interests and develop readiness skills. Our students can apply for apprenticeships in tech, finance, and business, which allows them to earn and learn while in high school.

Academic Highlights: FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Software Developer), Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School

Other Features: College Trips, CRMYA School, Extended Day Program, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Summer Internships, 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 Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Uncredited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Arts
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Football, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket, Double Dutch, Golf, Stunt
Programs
Hillside Arts & Letters Academy(Q46A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

All students have the opportunity to take AP courses. All juniors have the opportunity to take CUNY College Now courses for college credit. Seniors are offered the opportunity to take St. John's University approved courses and receive a transcript from the university. Incoming ninth grade students choose an art or music track. Music students are able to choose: band, chorus or piano. Students have the opportunity to take four years of art/music and graduate with an Arts Endorsed Diploma.

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
408
422
    Grade 12 Students
113
123
    Grade 11 Students
97
109
    Grade 10 Students
99
97
    Grade 9 Students
99
93
Graduation %
92
96
College %
70
65
Hillside Arts & Letters Academy (Q46A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

64 / 90 (0.71)
13 / 18 (0.72)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 65% responded
Academic Rigor 
  79.57%
Academic Engagement 
  69.25%
Safety 
  82.00%
Bully Prevention 
  73.38%
Inclusivity 
  92.70%
Mental Support 
  76.90%
Environment 
  72.91%
Post-School Support 
  87.56%
Teacher Responses - 93% responded
Academic Rigor 
  89.00%
School Satisfaction 
  97.00%
Student Behavior 
  81.33%
Student Support 
  99.00%
School Leadership 
  97.53%
Instructional Clarity 
  99.20%
Instructional Development 
  96.41%
Post-School Support 
  98.13%
Family Responses - 42% responded
Education 
  92.63%
Teacher Support 
  86.00%
Safety 
  93.67%
School Community 
  87.11%
School Leadership 
  92.36%
Post-School Support 
  90.00%

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. %
  92.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  60
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  59
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  94.30%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  409
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  448
Postsecondary
2-Year College 22.80%
4-Year College 37.80%
Other Postsecondary 0.90%
Unknown 38.50%

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 47.30%
Female 52.70%
English Language Learners:
  16.70%
Students with IEPs:
  18.90%
Economic Need Index:
  73.90%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 19.60%
Black 34.10%
Hispanic 39.00%
White 1.20%
Other 6.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 16.70%
Hispanic 16.70%
White 46.70%
Other 19.90%
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