High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety (28Q690)

116-25 Guy R Brewer Boulevard, Queens, NY 11434, Queens
Phone: 718-977-4800
Email: lvander@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:00am - 2:20pm
Principal: Laura Van Deren
School Website: https://hsleaps.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/46668
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/28Q690/HS/
Bus: Q111, Q113, Q114, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q84, Q85, QM21, X63
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We provide our students with a state-of-the-art facility which includes central AC. We work in collaboration with the New York City Police Department and the Police Athletic League. Our school offers a challenging academic program introducing students to careers in law, law enforcement, and public safety. In addition, through electives, students are also introduced to a wide variety of other careers including careers in social media, social media marketing, and music/rap production. By exposing students to a wide variety of careers, including those in law enforcement, students come to understand how all areas of study are interrelated and how their educational experience supports their career choice.

Academic Highlights: College Access for All/AP : English Language and US History and Syracuse University Project Advance Courses, College Now: Onsite John Jay and SUNY Purchase. Offsite: York, Monroe, John Jay, Baruch, SUNY Purchase, Courtroom, Forensics Lab, Fitness Center, Rooftop Track, TV Production Studio, Music Production Recording Studios, Art Studio, Computer Labs, Electives: Law Enforcement Careers, Public Safety Careers, Criminal Justice, NYPD Fitness, Career Research, Afro-American Studies, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Careers, Music/RAP Production, NYPD Fitness Certification Certificate

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Dress Code, Extended Day, Internship Expected, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent 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 English Language and Composition, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
Girls PSAL Sports
Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch
Other Sports
Basketball, Double Dutch, Track and Field
Step,Dance,Music Production,Volleyball,Art,Gaming,Dell Tech Certification,Multi-cultural club,MBK,MSK,Student Government,Drama,NYPD Explorers, Girls on Point
Law Enforcement and Public Safety(Q21A)
Law & Government

Challenging standards-driven academic program. In collaboration with the school community and various partners, students will be introduced to careers in law enforcement and public safety.

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.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Queens students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
75Q752 D75 Inclusion Program at High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety(Q21U)

Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
28 / 131
26 / 83
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
401 (102) / 166
446 / 174
75Q752 D75 Inclusion Program at High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety (Q21U)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Law Enforcement and Public Safety (Q21A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

76 / 138 (0.55)
25 / 27 (0.93)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 56% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 74% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 15% 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:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/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
2-Year College 17.40%
4-Year College 28.40%
Other Postsecondary 3.30%
Unknown 50.90%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/school-quality-reports-and-resources

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 51.50%
Female 48.50%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 15.20%
Black 49.40%
Hispanic 25.80%
White 1.10%
Other 8.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 50.00%
White 20.00%
Other 30.00%