Maspeth High School

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Maspeth High School
Maspeth High School.jpg
Address
54-40 74th St

,
11373

Information
TypePublic secondary
Established2011
PrincipalKhurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir
Grades9-12
Enrollment753
MascotArgonaut
Website

Maspeth High School is a public high school in Maspeth, Queens; it is the only high school in Maspeth As of September 2011. Maspeth High School opened in September 2011 with 273 students at the Metropolitan Avenue Campus in Forest Hills, Queens and serves primarily students from NYC District 24 in Northern Queens. Maspeth High School is a traditional, open enrollment, district public school. Currently Maspeth High School serves grades 9-12 and has 973 students. Maspeth High School has over 30 clubs and currently has 7 varsity sports teams. Maspeth's teams are known as the Argonauts.

History[edit]

After one year at the Metropolitan Campus on Metropolitan Avenue, Maspeth High School moved to its own building located at 54-40 74th Street in Maspeth, Queens, adjacent to the Long Island Expressway and between 57th Avenue and Grand Avenue.

The founding principal of Maspeth High School is Khurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir who proposed a classical high school model to the New York City Department of Education in December 2010. His proposal was accepted on January 4, 2011 and matched to the newly constructed Maspeth High School campus building for opening the following September.

Academics[edit]

Maspeth High School is one of the only classical public high schools in New York City and it requires Freshman and Sophomores to take Mandarin Chinese, while Juniors and Seniors take Latin. Also required, is four years of Fine or Performing Arts, along with having to perform three declamation pieces per year.

Accolades[edit]

In 2015,the Boy's varsity basketball team, coached by Anastasia Bitis, went undefeated in their official season, qualifying for playoffs and winning the 2014-2015 city championships in the Queens B west league.

The Boy's Varsity Tennis team, coached by Ryan Stansfield qualified for the PSAL playoffs making it all to way to the finals where they placed in second.

Statistics[edit]

Class of 2015 SAT scores[edit]

Critical Reading - 470, 2nd highest in District 24

Math - 478, 4th in District 24

Writing - 483, 2nd highest in District 24

Total: 1431 - 3rd highest in District 24, 45th in NYC

New York State Regents Exam Pass Rates[edit]

Living Environment - 97.6%, 2nd highest in District 24

English - 96.8%, 2nd highest in District 24

Global History - 90.3%, 2nd highest in District 24

US History - 98.3% 3rd highest in District 24

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Participation[edit]

Class of 2015 - 36% participation rate, 22% of seniors with a passing score

Class of 2016 - 48% participation rate, anticipated 30% of juniors with a passing score

College Readiness

Class of 2015 - 77% of students are on track to graduate and demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics as defined by the CUNY standards for passing out of remedial coursework.

Extracurricular highlights[edit]

Vibrant extracurricular program with teachers coaching and/or advising 48 active clubs and 17 PSAL Teams

Boys Varsity Basketball Team - 1st place in Queens B West League, 2015 PSAL B Division Champions

Girls Varsity Basketball Team - 1st place in Queens B West League

Debate Team – Qualifiers to National Forensics League Championship in 2013-2014

Ballet, Theater, and Orchestra and Choral performances open to the community.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°43′47″N 73°53′16″W / 40.7297°N 73.8877°W / 40.7297; -73.8877