Andrew Jackson High School (Queens)

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Andrew Jackson High School is a defunct comprehensive high school in the Cambria Heights section in southeastern Queens, New York. The school was opened in 1937. However, the city closed down the school in 1994. At its nadir in 1970, police broke up a heroin-processing factory in the school's basement.[1][2]

Since its closure the building was renamed Campus Magnet High School. It contains into several different high schools centered on various professional themes: Business, Computer Applications and Entrepreneurship; Humanities and the Arts; Law, Government and Community Service; Mathematics/Science Research and Technology. The schools' graduation rate in 2010 approximated the graduation rate of the original school in 1992.[3] The multi-school campus is at 207-11 116th Avenue.

Notable alumni[edit]

Joe Morton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Josh Barbanel, "Cortines, Citing Litany of Failure, Plans to Close 2 Big High Schools" "New York Times" November 12, 1993 [1]
  2. ^ Sam Dillon, "Lots of Little Academics Founded With Lots of Big Ideas Produce a Variety of Results" "New York Times" May 22, 1995 [2]
  3. ^ Michael Pezone, "School Segregation in Queens, New York: From Andrew Jackson to Law Government", Social Science Docket, Summer/Fall, 2011. http://people.hofstra.edu/alan_j_singer/docket/docket/11.2.24_School_Segregation_in_Queens.pdf
  4. ^ http://weready2party.com/dev_wp2/archives/1359
  5. ^ http://www.thecomedyofaz.com/
  6. ^ http://espn.go.com/sportscentury/features/00014144.html
  7. ^ http://www.queenstribune.com/guides/BestofQueens2004/Pages/BestofQueensMusicians.htm
  8. ^ http://www.redbirdent.com/slas1.htm
  9. ^ http://www.theshangri-las.com/Biography.htm