George Washington Carver High School for the Sciences (29Q272)

143-10 Springfield Boulevard, Queens, NY 11413, Queens
Phone: 718-525-6439
Email: JSutton2@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:10am - 2:30pm
School Website: https://GWC.CONNECTWITHKIDS.COM
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/38769
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/29Q272/HS/
Bus: Q3, Q77, Q85
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About

The mission of our school is to provide students with an in-depth, well-rounded education that emphasizes science and mathematics. Classroom teaching and learning are complemented with authentic, inquiry-based research experiences. The combination of research and teaching experience prepares students to become critical-thinkers and problem-solvers who pursue careers in biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, and veterinary sciences. The emotional and social well-being of our student body is nurtured through restorative practices, academic and post secondary counseling, internships, community service, in a small and personalized learning community.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Veterinary Science

Other Features: Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community Service Expected, Extended Day Program, Health Center, Internship Expected, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Orientation, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants 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 Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket, Stunt
Programs
Veterinary Science Institute(Q45A)
Animal Science

Classes stress genuine hands-on experiences with theory. Students will engage in the theory and practice of Veterinary Science laboratory techniques and the use of technology through hands-on activities and simulations. Students will also participate in field experiences and problem solving. Our facility houses a selected variety of species of animals, where students learn humane care and become proficient in the handling, care and maintenance of small animals.

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
Pre-Nursing Institute Program(Q45B)
Health Professions

Pre-Nursing Institute Program is designed to provide students with an in-depth, well-rounded and thorough college preparatory education. At all levels of training, classroom teaching and learning will be complemented with foundational core courses that are theoretically based coupled with clinical practicum experiences, clinical internships and rotations, simulations and job shadowing that are appropriate to the specialty. Students enrolled in the program will develop skills in attention to detail, strong communication skills, and an energetic passion for helping others are among the many traits needed for professionals working in healthcare. Hence, the Pre-Nursing Institute Program will guide students in attaining the content-specific knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills and values that are essential for professional nurse leaders, managers, other health-related professions, including the ability to make sound judgement and address the health needs of diverse cultural groups within the urban community.

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
Carver Research Institute(Q45C)
Science & Math

This program is a comprehensive program that allows students to pursue interests in Science, Math and their related fields. Particular emphasis is placed on skills in measurement, journaling, observation, prediction, experimentation, use of science tools, and formulating questions. Students will be expected to conduct research and participate in field experiences, symposia, expositions, and competitions.

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
370
354
    Grade 12 Students
90
89
    Grade 11 Students
80
80
    Grade 10 Students
119
75
    Grade 9 Students
81
110
Graduation %
88
83
College %
50
61
Carver Research Institute (Q45C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

26 / 21 (1.24)
6 / 4 (1.50)
Offers - Waitlist
Pre-Nursing Institute Program (Q45B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

42 / 28 (1.50)
5 / 6 (0.83)
Offers - Waitlist
Veterinary Science Institute (Q45A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

48 / 28 (1.71)
12 / 6 (2.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 41% responded
Academic Rigor 
  69.43%
Academic Engagement 
  55.08%
Safety 
  74.44%
Bully Prevention 
  64.25%
Inclusivity 
  84.20%
Mental Support 
  62.00%
Environment 
  64.91%
Post-School Support 
  83.78%
Teacher Responses - 53% responded
Academic Rigor 
  96.67%
School Satisfaction 
  85.83%
Student Behavior 
  65.89%
Student Support 
  90.73%
School Leadership 
  89.93%
Instructional Clarity 
  78.20%
Instructional Development 
  78.94%
Post-School Support 
  93.88%
Family Responses - 11% responded
Education 
  91.38%
Teacher Support 
  86.67%
Safety 
  90.33%
School Community 
  86.56%
School Leadership 
  93.82%
Post-School Support 
  92.00%

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. %
  84.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  56
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  53
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  62.50%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  408
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  413
Postsecondary
2-Year College 26.70%
4-Year College 22.20%
Other Postsecondary 1.10%
Unknown 50.00%

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 38.60%
Female 61.40%
English Language Learners:
  7.00%
Students with IEPs:
  17.00%
Economic Need Index:
  72.90%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 9.20%
Black 63.80%
Hispanic 17.30%
White 3.50%
Other 6.20%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 46.20%
White 26.90%
Other 26.90%
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