Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (28Q687)

94-50 159 Street, Queens, NY 11433, Queens
Phone: 718-657-3181
Email: BWittstruck@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:00am - 3:18pm
School Website: https://qhss.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41555
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/28Q687/HS/
Subway: E, J, Z to Parsons Blvd-Archer Av - Jamaica Center
Bus: Q1, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, Q114, Q17, Q2, Q20A, Q20B, Q24, Q25, Q3, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q36, Q4, Q40, Q41, Q42, Q43, Q44-SBS, Q5, Q54, Q56, Q6, Q60, Q65, Q76, Q8, Q83, Q84, Q85, Q9, X64
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Queens High School for the Sciences at York College is dedicated to preparing students for college and career by providing them with a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes the sciences and mathematics. The school philosophy is to educate the 'whole child.' In addition to emphasis on academics, there is a strong focus on the liberal arts and on the development of student interpersonal, intrapersonal, collaborative, and communication skills. Ultimately, we believe that through academic preparation and emphasis on the soft skills, students will become lifelong learners and independent thinker and make tremendous contributions to our society.

School Features:

  • Specialized School
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (College Course [Credited]), Calculus (College Course [Uncredited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), Econ/Gov (College Course [Uncredited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Uncredited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Science (College Course [Uncredited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Uncredited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages), World Languages (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (College Course [Uncredited])
Languages Offered
Mandarin, Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Bowling, Handball, Swimming, Tennis
Girls PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Handball, Swimming, Tennis, Bowling
ADL No Place For Hate, Amnesty International, Anime Club, AuGust (K-POP Club), Chess Club, Dance Club, Digital Photography Club, Drama Club, Key Club ,Make a Wish Club, Model UN, Modern Ink, More Medics Club, Muslim Student Association (MSA), Music Performance Club, QHSS Alchemists, Science Club, Seekers, Sigma Sorority, Veritas Literary Magazine, Vietnam Veterans of America, eSports Club & Game Lounge Club, Mahjong Club, Gender-Sexuality Alliance, Red Cross, Robotics, Black Student Union, QHSS Cyber, Coding Club, Student Government Organization, ARISTA, Debate Club
Queens High School for the Sciences at York College(Q00S)
Science & Math

Admission to this Specialized High School is based solely on the score earned on the Specialized High Schools Admission Test (SHSAT). Students should speak to their school counselors in the Fall to register for the SHSAT.

Offers are made based on Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) score.
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents who take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (Q00S)
Applicants / Seats:

16,873 / 116 (145.46)
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 27% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 46% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 18% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
4-Year College 90.30%
Unknown 9.70%

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 57.70%
Female 42.30%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 81.70%
Black 3.10%
Hispanic 6.20%
White 5.20%
Other 3.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 27.60%
White 51.70%
Other 20.70%