Information Technology High School
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|Information Technology High School|
|21-16 44th Road
Long Island City, New York
Long Island City, New York 11101
|School district||New York City Department of Education
Community School District 30
|Superintendent||Chris Groll |
|Principal||Joseph E. Reed |
|Faculty||42.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||970 (September 2013)|
|Average class size||28|
|Student to teacher ratio||19.1|
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|School color(s)||Red on Black and White|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Fencing, Cross Country, In-and-Outdoor Track, Wrestling, Volleyball, and Soccer|
|Team name||Info Tech Blackhawks|
|Newspaper||The Blackhawk Online|
|Communities served||Queens, New York|
School Building and Campus
The school building located on 44th Road (in Long Island City) was built on the former site of a metal plating factory and is leased by the New York City Department of Education. That has cte academies
Information Technology High School opened in 2003 and graduated its first class in 2007. The school has gone through many principals.
The first principal, Jeffrey Levin, was let go after the first school year. Nora Lee Montemerano was then brought in as principal. After her first year, Ms. Montemerano took almost an entire year off because of a medical situation. During that time, (the third year of the school), Assistant Principal Joseph Reed took over as interim principal. Ms. Montemerano returned towards the end of that third year.
Ms. Montemerano served as principal during the schools fourth year, but did not make it through the fifth year. She resigned in April and did not complete the fifth year. Dr. Nancy Casella was brought in as Interim Acting principal to finish the schools fifth year and replace Ms. Montemerano. Dr. Casella was awarded the job as principal for the school's sixth and seventh year. Dr. Casella was relieved of her position about 3 months into the schools eighth year (article). Ms. Patricia Martin was named the Interim Acting principal upon Dr. Casella's departure. Her term lasted less than two years. Joseph Reed, who has been an Assistant Principal at the school since its second year was named principal for the start of the school year in September 2012, and remains principal. Through Reed, the school has gone through many changes; some negative and some positive.
In 2014, former assistant principal Cedric Hinds was found guilty of organizing an exam cheating scandal to benefit his son. (article)
The school has established many sports programs over the years, including baseball, basketball, bowling, football, fencing, cross country, indoor and outdoor track, wrestling, volleyball, and soccer. However, none were as popular as football and basketball in the earlier years of the school.
The basketball team has had the most success in their playoff runs even though there were multiple coaching changes. Head Coach Jose Ferrer currently holds the longest tenure with the team leading the boys varsity team to the playoffs. They had many successes, but have not won finals yet.
The Girls varsity basketball team has made the playoffs every year under Head Coach Geoffe Serrano. The team's record during the season varies each year, but through it all Playoffs is always an accomplished goal.
Football has also had its share of success. The team has been recognized as a predominant contender in the PSAL Cup Division for every year since the team's 2006 inception. However, the team did not reach the playoffs until the 2009-2010 season. The Blackhawks successful run came to a halt in the semi final game against Automotive High School (20-0). Despite the loss, the team's defense has been ranked number one every year since it began. As of the 2011-2012 season, David Kent, who had been the Assistant Head Coach since the start of the program, is currently the head coach.
- John Lauinger (2001-09-21). "School built on toxic chemical site - pols". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
- "Information Technology High School". High School Directory. New York City Department of Education. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
- "NYC DOE School Portal: Information Technology High School (Q502)". New York City Department of Education. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
- "HS For Information Technology". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
- "Location". Information Technology High School. Retrieved 2008-01-01.[dead link]
- Talia Kahn-Kravis (2007-12-20). "Info Tech H.S. evacuated for a gas leak". The Queens Courier. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
- "Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan Reports to the Community". December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-01.