Top 10 Best Jamaica Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 49 public schools serving 29,579 students in Jamaica, NY. Jamaica has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New York.
The top ranked public schools in Jamaica, NY are Thomas A Edison Career And Technical Education High School, High School For Community Leadership and Jamaica Gateway To The Sciences. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Jamaica, NY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the New York public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Jamaica have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New York public schools.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the New York public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Best Jamaica, NY Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Thomas A Edison Career And Technical Education High School
Vocational School
Math: 96% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
165-65 84th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 297-6580
Grades: 9-12
| 2,339 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
High School For Community Leadership
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
167-01 Gothic Dr
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 558-9801
Grades: 9-12
| 463 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Jamaica Gateway To The Sciences
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
167-01 Gothic Dr
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 480-2689
Grades: 9-12
| 492 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Queens High School For The Sciences At York College
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
94-50 159th St
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 657-3181
Grades: 9-12
| 512 students
Rank: #55.
New Visions Chtr High School-adv Ma/sci Iv
Charter School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
156-10 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
(718) 525-2041
Grades: 9-12
| 474 students
Rank: #66.
Hillside Arts & Letters Academy
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
167-01 Gothic Dr
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 658-1249
Grades: 9-12
| 445 students
Rank: #77.
Hillcrest High School
Math: 90% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
160-05 Highland Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 658-5407
Grades: 9-12
| 2,877 students
Rank: #88.
Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
160-20 Goethals Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 969-3155
Grades: 6-12
| 708 students
Rank: #99.
High School For Law Enforcement And Public Safety
Magnet School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
116-25 Guy R Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
(718) 977-4800
Grades: 9-12
| 390 students
Rank: #1010.
August Martin High School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
156-10 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
(718) 528-2920
Grades: 9-12
| 410 students
Rank: #1111.
Young Women's Leadership School-queens
Math: 77% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
150-91 87th Rd
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 725-0402
Grades: 6-12
| 582 students
Rank: #1212.
Voyages Prep-south Queens
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
156-10 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
(718) 276-1946
Grades: 9-12
| 197 students
Rank: #1313.
Ps 131 Abigail Adams
Math: 67% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
170-45 84th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 480-2840
Grades: K-5
| 686 students
Rank: #1414.
Queens Satellite High School For Opportunity
Math: 50-59% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
162-02 Hillside Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 657-3920
Grades: 9-12
| 166 students
Rank: #1515.
York Early College Academy
Math: 60% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
108-35 167th St
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 262-8547
Grades: 6-12
| 628 students
Rank: #1616.
Queens Collegiate - A College Board School
Math: 59% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
167-01 Gothic Dr
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 658-4016
Grades: 6-12
| 643 students
Rank: #1717.
Queens School For Leadership And Excellence
Magnet School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
88-06 164th St
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 558-6220
Grades: PK-5
| 603 students
Rank: #1818.
Ps 95 Eastwood
Math: 50% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
179-01 90th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 739-0007
Grades: K-5
| 1,401 students
Rank: #1919.
Ps 86
Math: 54% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
87-41 Parsons Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 291-6264
Grades: PK-5
| 704 students
Rank: #2020.
Ps 140 Edward K Ellington
Magnet School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
116-01 166th St
Jamaica, NY 11434
(718) 657-4760
Grades: PK-5
| 397 students
Rank: #2121.
Ps 117 J Keld/briarwood School
Math: 55% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
85-15 143rd St
Jamaica, NY 11435
(718) 526-4780
Grades: PK-5
| 861 students
Rank: #2222.
Ps 50 Talfourd Lawn Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
143-26 101st Ave
Jamaica, NY 11435
(718) 526-5336
Grades: PK-5
| 792 students
Rank: #2323.
Ps 48 William Wordsworth
Math: 48% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
108-29 155th St
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 558-6700
Grades: PK-5
| 514 students
Rank: #2424.
Ps/is 268
Math: 41% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
92-07 175th St
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 206-3240
Grades: K-8
| 630 students
Rank: #2525.
Jamaica Children's School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
109-20 Union Hall St
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 526-0160
Grades: K-5
| 239 students
Rank: #2626.
Ps 123
Math: 44% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
145-01 119th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11436
(718) 529-4300
Grades: PK-5
| 575 students
Rank: #2727.
Ps 40 Samuel Huntington
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
109-20 Union Hall St
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 526-1906
Grades: PK-5
| 337 students
Rank: #2828.
Ps 80 Thurgood Marshall Magnet School Of Multimedia
Magnet School
Math: 40% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
171-05 137th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11434
(718) 528-7070
Grades: PK-5
| 394 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Jermaine L Green Stem Institute In Queens
Magnet School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
126-10 Bedell St
Jamaica, NY 11434
(718) 276-1348
Grades: PK-5
| 479 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Ps 82 Hammond
Math: 37% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
88-02 144th St
Jamaica, NY 11435
(718) 526-4139
Grades: K-5
| 560 students
Rank: #3131.
Ms 358
Magnet School
Math: 36% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
88-06 164th St
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 558-6240
Grades: 6-8
| 340 students
Rank: #3232.
Ps 182 Samantha Smith
Math: 32% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
153-27 88th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 298-7700
Grades: PK-5
| 633 students
Rank: #3333.
Jhs 217 Robert A Van Wyck
Magnet School
Math: 30% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
85-05 144th St
Jamaica, NY 11435
(718) 657-1120
Grades: 6-8
| 1,586 students
Rank: #3434.
Eagle Academy For Young Men Iii
Math: 29% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
171-10 Linden Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
(718) 480-2600
Grades: 6-12
| 410 students
Rank: #3535.
Ps 45 Clarence Witherspoon
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
126-28 150th St
Jamaica, NY 11436
(718) 480-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 303 students
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Jamaica, New York Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
166-02 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 262-9390
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
J Cap 1 (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
156-02 Liberty Ave
Jamaica, NY 11433
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
167-01 Gothic Dr
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 739-5942
Grades: 9-12
| 60 students
Jamaica Res (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
167-01 Highland Ave
Jamaica, NY 11431
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
90-01 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11435
(718) 557-2590
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
85 70 148th St
Jamaica, NY 11435
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
126-10 Bedell St
Jamaica, NY 11434
(718) 276-8785
Grades: 4-5
| 94 students

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