Martin Van Buren High School

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Martin Van Buren High School
230-17 Hillside Avenue


Coordinates40°44′00″N 73°44′21″W / 40.7332°N 73.73918°W / 40.7332; -73.73918Coordinates: 40°44′00″N 73°44′21″W / 40.7332°N 73.73918°W / 40.7332; -73.73918
TypePublic high school
PrincipalSam Sochet (interim)[1]
Number of students2,350
Color(s)Red and Blue
NewspaperThe Beeline

Martin Van Buren High School (MVBHS) is a public high school in Queens Village, New York. The school is operated by the New York City Department of Education.

On December 1, 2017, MVBHS was removed from the list of struggling schools by the New York State Department of Education [2]


The school was designed by Eliot B. Willauer of the notable architectural firm Eggers & Higgins, architects on the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, as part of the Board of Education's half-billion dollar post World War II expansion program.[3][4]

The school opened in 1955 as the East Queens High School but was later renamed after the 8th President of the United States, Martin Van Buren.

Notable alumni[edit]

This is a partial list of notable alumni of Martin Van Buren High School.


  1. ^ Chan, Melissa. "'Failing' Van Buren principal replaced". Queens Courier. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village removed from list of struggling schools -". Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  3. ^ American Architect Directory: 1956 Archived 2012-03-16 at the Wayback Machine. R.R. Bowker LLC, p.606.
  4. ^ Landmarks Preservation Commission LP-2131
  5. ^ a b "Martin Van Buren High School, Q435, Borough of Queens". New York City Department of Education. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  6. ^ Staff. "Lang, Tishman Head N.Y.U. Fencing Team", The New York Times, July 4, 1971. Accessed February 10, 2018. "Marty Lang of Glen Oaks, Queens, and Jeff Tishman of Glen Rock, N. J., have been named co‐captains of the 1971– 72 New York University fencing team, which shared the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship with Columbia last season.... Lang, a graduate of Martin Van Buren High School in Queens, was a member of the 1969 and 1970 United States senior world championship fencing team."
  7. ^ Wilczek, Frank. "Autobiography". Nobel Media. Retrieved 15 July 2012.

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