Cambria Heights Academy (29Q326)

188-04 91St Avenue, Queens, NY 11423, Queens
Phone: 718-736-7320
Email: ms.gaynor@nycacademy.org
Hours: 8:20am - 2:40pm
School Website: https://nycacademy.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41220
Admissions Information: http://www.nycacademy.org/prospective-families
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/29Q326/HS/
Bus: Q1, Q110, Q17, Q2, Q3, Q36, Q43, Q76, Q77, Q83, X64, X68
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About

Cambria Heights Academy is a small, CTE high school with a rigorous computer science program that builds students' expertise in coding, website development, and graphic design. In addition to our software engineering program, we utilize technology as a learning tool across the disciplines in all content areas. Our personalized advisory program provides ongoing academic and social-emotional support, and our graduating seniors are creative thinkers who can comfortably navigate the ever-changing world of technology.

Academic Highlights: CHA UNIFORM/DRESS CODE: Students must follow the CHA dress code each day which is a key part of our school culture., D16ADVISORY (Required 9-12) : All students take advisory during all four years of their high school experience. Advisories provide a strong home-school connection and much needed social emotional support., FutureReadyNYC: FutureReady NYC Technology (Cybersecurity Analyst), INTERNSHIP PROGRAM : Internship placements are with our partnership organizations and occur outside of our school building in the community in which we live. All students are required to complete an internship by 12th grade.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, FutureReadyNYC School, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Soccer, Table Tennis
Activities
Anime Club, Art Club, Chess, Debate Club, Open Library, Ping Pong, Soccer, Student Government, and Office Hours
Programs
Cambria Heights Academy(Q44A)
Computer Science & Technology

All students are admitted into our software engineering program and after completing the necessary coursework have the option of graduating with a CTE diploma in addition to a high school 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
350
362
    Grade 12 Students
90
89
    Grade 11 Students
82
92
    Grade 10 Students
88
79
    Grade 9 Students
90
102
Graduation %
92
88
College %
66
75
Cambria Heights Academy (Q44A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

81 / 68 (1.19)
29 / 13 (2.23)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 93% responded
Academic Rigor 
  74.86%
Academic Engagement 
  61.83%
Safety 
  78.56%
Bully Prevention 
  66.13%
Inclusivity 
  87.10%
Mental Support 
  73.70%
Environment 
  71.45%
Post-School Support 
  84.56%
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
  87.67%
School Satisfaction 
  89.67%
Student Behavior 
  72.22%
Student Support 
  91.87%
School Leadership 
  91.07%
Instructional Clarity 
  92.00%
Instructional Development 
  92.88%
Post-School Support 
  94.88%
Family Responses - 62% responded
Education 
  86.63%
Teacher Support 
  88.50%
Safety 
  92.67%
School Community 
  84.56%
School Leadership 
  93.00%
Post-School Support 
  91.00%

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. %
  95.30%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  54
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  41
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  36.50%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  412
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  427
Postsecondary
2-Year College 40.00%
4-Year College 25.90%
Unknown 34.10%

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 65.40%
Female 34.60%
English Language Learners:
  10.60%
Students with IEPs:
  22.00%
Economic Need Index:
  64.50%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 9.10%
Black 64.00%
Hispanic 18.90%
White 0.90%
Other 7.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 34.60%
White 42.30%
Other 23.10%
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