Top 10 Best Queens County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 382 public schools serving 263,988 students in Queens County, NY (there are 187 private schools, serving 45,555 private students). 85% of all K-12 students in Queens County, NY are educated in public schools (compared to the NY state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Queens County, NY are Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway, 30th Avenue School (G & T Citywide) and Queens High School For The Sciences At York College. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Queens County, NY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the New York public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Queens County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of New York public schools.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the New York public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Queens County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway
(Math: 96% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
71-25 113th St
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 263-9770
Grades: PK-5
| 825 students
Rank: #22.
30th Avenue School (G & T Citywide)
Magnet School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 97%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
28-37 29th St
Astoria, NY 11102
(718) 726-0501
Grades: K-8
| 488 students
Rank: #33.
Queens High School For The Sciences At York College
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
94-50 159th St
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 657-3181
Grades: 9-12
| 520 students
Rank: #44.
Ps 95 Eastwood
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
179-01 90th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 739-0007
Grades: K-5
| 1,223 students
Rank: #55.
Baccalaureate School For Global Education
(Math: 91% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
34-12 36th Ave
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 361-5275
Grades: 7-12
| 530 students
Rank: #66.
Townsend Harris High School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
149-11 Melbourne Ave
Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 575-5580
Grades: 9-12
| 1,347 students
Rank: #77.
Academy For Excellence Through The Arts
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
108-55 69th St
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 459-1358
Grades: PK-5
| 421 students
Rank: #88.
High School For Community Leadership
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
167-01 Gothic Dr
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 558-9801
Grades: 9-12
| 457 students
Rank: #99.
Ps 41 Crocheron
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
214-43 35th Ave
Bayside, NY 11361
(718) 423-8333
Grades: K-5
| 397 students
Rank: #1010.
Ps 188 Kingsbury
(Math: 89% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
218-12 Hartland Ave
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
(929) 600-5683
Grades: PK-5
| 674 students
Rank: #1111.
Ps 94 David D Porter
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
41-77 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11363
(718) 423-8491
Grades: PK-5
| 307 students
Rank: #1212.
Ps 203 Oakland Gardens
(Math: 91% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
53-11 Sprngfld Blvd
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
(718) 423-8652
Grades: PK-5
| 763 students
Rank: #1313.
Active Learning Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
137-20 Franklin Ave
Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 445-5730
Grades: PK-3
| 453 students
Rank: #1414.
Ps 101 School In The Gardens
(Math: 88% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2 Russell Pl
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-7230
Grades: PK-5
| 536 students
Rank: #1515.
Academy Of Finance And Enterprise
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
30-20 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 389-3623
Grades: 9-12
| 739 students
Rank: #1616.
Scholars' Academy
(Math: 77% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
320 Beach 104th St
Rockaway Park, NY 11694
(718) 474-6918
Grades: 6-12
| 1,139 students
Rank: #1717.
Jhs 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Math: 81% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
61-15 Oceania St
Bayside, NY 11361
(718) 631-6800
Grades: 6-8
| 1,020 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Forest Hills High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
67-01 110th St
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-3137
Grades: 9-12
| 3,652 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Ps 205 Alexander Graham Bell
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
75-25 Bell Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361
(718) 464-5773
Grades: PK-5
| 269 students
Rank: #2020.
High School-construction Trades Engineering & Architecture
Vocational School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
94-06 104th St
Ozone Park, NY 11416
(718) 846-6280
Grades: 9-12
| 1,067 students
Rank: #2121.
Aviation Career And Technical Education High School
Vocational School
(Math: 97% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
45-30 36th St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 361-2032
Grades: 9-12
| 1,835 students
Rank: #2222.
Success Charter School - Springfield Gardens
Charter School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
132-55 Ridgedale St-3rd Fl
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
(347) 602-4335
Grades: K-8
| 923 students
Rank: #2323.
Success Charter School - Rosedale
Charter School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
147-65 249th St
Rosedale, NY 11422
(347) 514-7060
Grades: K-6
| 936 students
Rank: #2424.
Benjamin N Cardozo High School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
57-00 223rd St
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
(718) 279-6500
Grades: 9-12
| 3,273 students
Rank: #2525.
James J Ambrose School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
80-51 261st St
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
(718) 831-4010
Grades: PK-5
| 652 students
Rank: #2626.
Middle College High School At Laguardia Community College
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
45-35 Van Dam St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 392-3330
Grades: 9-12
| 487 students
Rank: #2727.
Jamaica Gateway To The Sciences
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
167-01 Gothic Dr
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 480-2689
Grades: 9-12
| 514 students
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
Ps 144 Col Jeromus Remsen
(Math: 82% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
69-20 Juno St
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-2775
Grades: PK-5
| 830 students
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
Ps 242 Leonard P Stavisky Early Childhood School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
29-66 137th St
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 445-2902
Grades: PK-3
| 360 students
Rank: #28 - 3028. - 30.
Ps 376
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
210-21 48th Ave
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
(929) 267-5900
Grades: PK-4
| 375 students
Rank: #3131.
Business Technology Early College High School
Vocational School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
230-17 Hillside Ave
Queens Village, NY 11427
(718) 217-3613
Grades: 9-12
| 532 students
Rank: #3232.
Academy Of American Studies
(Math: 94% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
28-04 41st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 361-8786
Grades: 9-12
| 1,180 students
Rank: #3333.
Jhs 67 Louis Pasteur
(Math: 75% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
51-60 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
(718) 423-8138
Grades: 6-8
| 991 students
Rank: #3434.
Success Charter School-south Jamaica
Charter School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
120-27 141st St
Jamaica, NY 11436
(718) 704-1441
Grades: K-4
| 492 students
Rank: #3535.
Jhs 216 George J Ryan
Magnet School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
64-20 175th St
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
(718) 358-2005
Grades: 6-8
| 1,399 students
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Queens County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
76-05 51st Ave
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(718) 429-5287
Grades: 4-5
| 440 students
A-way Out Inc (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
41-14 27th St
Long Island City, NY 11101
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
130-01 Rockaway Boulevard
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
(718) 529-2547
Grades: 5
| 223 students
1217 Gateway Blvd
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
100-00 Beach Channel Dr
Rockaway Park, NY 11694
(718) 945-6900
Grades: 9-12
| 133 students
215-32 35th Ave
Bayside, NY 11361
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
207-01 116th Ave
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
(718) 978-2807
Grades: 11-12
| 25 students
162-19 76th Ave
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
162-08 77th Ave
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
100 12 40th Rd
Corona, NY 11368
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
10-10 Hazen St
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Creedmoor Psych Center (Closed 2008)
Special Education School
80-45 Winchester Boulevard- Bu
Queens Village, NY 11427
(718) 264-5003
Grades: Inquire with school
| 9 students
94-02 104th St
Ozone Park, NY 11416
(718) 850-8301
Grades: 9-10
| 226 students
43-45 Robinson St
Flushing, NY 11355
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
115-70 Dunkirk St
Saint Albans, NY 11412
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Elmhurst Boys (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
94-30 58th Ave
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
94-30 60th Ave
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
34-05 99th St
Corona, NY 11473
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
11-19 Plainview Ave
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
821 Bay 25th St
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
(718) 327-6001
Grades: 9-12
| 70 students
Group Home #1 (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
136-14 Hillside Ave
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Group Home #2 (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
88-89 195th Pl
Hollis, NY 11423
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Group Home 2 (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
211-33 45th Dr
Bayside, NY 11361
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Group Home 4 (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
102-22 Martense Ave
Corona, NY 10368
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
15-15 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-4636
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
14500 Springfield Blvd
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
(718) 276-5140
Grades: 7-8
| 305 students
166-02 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 262-9390
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
18-00 Hazen St
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-6200
Grades: 10
| 67 students
J Cap 1 (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
156-02 Liberty Ave
Jamaica, NY 11433
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
158-40 76th Road
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
(718) 591-9000
Grades: 7-9
| 412 students
365 Beach 56th Street
Arverne, NY 11692
(718) 945-3300
Grades: PK-8
| 293 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
28-37 29th Street
Astoria, NY 11102
(718) 278-1220
Grades: PK-5
| 783 students
207-01 116th Ave
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
(718) 978-6432
Grades: 10-12
| 42 students
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Queens County, NY public schools minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the New York public schools average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

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