Flushing High School

Majority of Queens schools score well on progress reports
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 11/18/2013 at 2:52PM

The majority of Queens schools scored high on the Department of Education’s (DOE) recently released progress reports. Out of the 62 Queens high schools that were issued 2012-2013 progress reports, 31 earned As, 16 Bs, 6 Cs, 5 Ds and 4 Fs. The highest scoring institution was Long Island City’s Academy for Careers in Television [...]

Flushing High School hoops star scores 1,000th career point
Flushing High School hoops star scores 1,000th career point
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/08/2013 at 9:07AM

A Flushing High School hoops star has netted her 1,000th point. Erica Redwood, 17, a senior on the school’s varsity girls basketball team, hit the milestone bucket during her last high school home game this January. She is the second in the school to reach the lofty mark since 2006. “That was my biggest accomplishment [...]

Parents, teachers, students fight to keep new schools out of Flushing HS
Parents, teachers, students fight to keep new schools out of Flushing HS
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/07/2013 at 1:14PM

Parents, teachers and students at an embattled Flushing school are fighting to keep the city out of their space. Scores of supporters gathered at Flushing High School to have their voices heard by the Department of Education (DOE) during an agency-hosted public hearing on February 28. The city plans to add a small district high [...]

Queens students bridge the generation gap using makeovers
Queens students bridge the generation gap using makeovers
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/03/2013 at 10:54AM

Using makeup and nail polish, hundreds of Queens teens are bridging the gap between two generations. Nearly 185 high school students in the borough have joined in a nonprofit’s cause to provide friendship and free makeovers to women living in senior homes. The after-school leadership program, GlamourGals Foundation, Inc., has spread to 83 chapters in [...]

City plans to put new schools inside Flushing, Newtown high schools
City plans to put new schools inside Flushing, Newtown high schools
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 1/30/2013 at 10:44AM

Students in two overcrowded Queens schools could soon learn a lesson in sharing. The city plans to place two new schools inside a scaled-down Flushing High School and an international school in Newtown High School, education officials said. The existing Flushing High School building would house a small district high school and another Chinese bilingual [...]

Queens schools may be phased out
Queens schools may be phased out
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 1/08/2013 at 4:01PM

For months, the Department of Education (DOE) had been evaluating city schools’ progress reports, noting those that were in danger of closing. The process is continuing, and now several Queens schools could possibly be phased out. This process, which eliminates one grade at a time from the troubled schools, will be finalized after a vote [...]

Three Queens high schools face closure
Three Queens high schools face closure
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 11/27/2012 at 12:31PM

Three low-performing Queens high schools find themselves on the chopping block, including one school that was voted to close last year. Twenty-four struggling schools are currently being considered for closure by the Department of Education (DOE) after poor performances and low grades on city progress reports. Borough institutions Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School, [...]

AT&T and Schools Chancellor present $300,000 grant to Flushing HS
AT&T and Schools Chancellor present $300,000 grant to Flushing HS
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 9/27/2012 at 3:00PM

Ninth graders at an embattled Flushing High School have been given a $300,000 leg up. The Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF), an after-school program at the struggling school, received the hefty grant from AT&T and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on Wednesday, September 19. With the donated funds, 100 incoming ninth graders will receive [...]

Students at saved Turnaround schools reflect on first day of classes
Students at saved Turnaround schools reflect on first day of classes
Education & Kids Terence M. Cullen 9/07/2012 at 10:30AM

The first bell of the school year rang yesterday for a number of Queens high schools that were planned to lay dormant this year. Seven schools slated for Turnaround started classes on Thursday, September 6 after a nearly year-long battle to stay open. An arbitrator’s ruling to let all teachers keep their jobs and open [...]