School Details

Information Technology High School

21-16 44th Road, Queens, NY 11101
(718) 937-4270

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 918 students 18 students/teacher ( avg is )

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013

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About this school

Information Technology High School is a public high school. The principal of Information Technology High School is PRINCIPAL - MR. JOSEPH REED, whose e-mail is 918 students go to Information Technology High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 10% of the Information Technology High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 918 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Information Technology High School is 18:1. Academy of American Studies is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% %
Hispanic 56% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% %
Asian 15% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% None%
Limited English proficiency 10% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have read most of the reviews and most are total lies. This school in my opinion is a good school. Teachers are caring and make you feel welcoming. They care about their students education and take it very seriously. They give after school help and when you're getting closer to important exams they give Saturday school for extra tutoring. At the beginning of the school year most of the teachers let you know that people attending the school aren't always very considering. Yes phones and electronics have been stolen like most schools. Teachers always let you know that students do steal electronics or other things at times. That's the reason why you should always keep your things close to you or in your locker. They warn you about these kind of things so you should know better and be more considerate about your stuff. There's 3 very fun technology academics many sports and clubs. Overall this school is a very good school.

  • (1 year ago)

    To be honest the school is not bad it's the students. When I attended info tech it was a great experience perhaps all the good teachers have left.

  • (1 year ago)

    Worst school ever. Teachers honestly don't care about the students. They just want high ratings so they stay hired. The kids spend a whole year making a website. Website making IS NOT HARD. You can teach yourself how to do it in SIX MONTHS. Kids are welcomed to skip class no one will stop them. How? I don't know. This is probably the worst school I've ever seen. Security is a joke. You can wander into the school ignoring security. Did anyone see the NEWS ARTICLE ABOUT THIS!? It's awesome. Reporters walked in and wandered around for almost HALF AN HOUR no questions asked. Do you want your kids coming to this? What if it was a person with a gun? This school is so bad I've heard teachers tell students they get extra credit if they go on sites and give the school a good review.

  • (3 years ago)


  • (3 years ago)

    The deans at this school have absolutely no idea how to properly run a school. There is no permanently set principal "random scanning" restricts students whom bring their cell phones to school as a means of communication with their parents constantly changing policies and the investment of plasma screen TVs pushed out possibilities for new textbooks and the promised laptops for each student. No one at this school with the exception of some staff knows what they are doing.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a brother who is a freshman in this school and i have not heard of a school that have the investments of getting a 55-65 inch flat screen tv for the entrance of the school but do not have the investments for installing security cameras in the school hallways. They dont have the investments for having security guards or deans to walk and patrol the hallways to make sure there is no wrong doing. As I mentioned above my brother started in this school in September of this year and already he has had two cell phones and a psp go(used for music for when he travels he doesnt live in the LIC area)stlen from him. The only thing the deans can say was that they cant do much of anything but investigate..where I have not heard from the school AT ALL about the issue. I feel they raise thieves in that school. This school wasted their fundings on unecessary things. They can have a big screen tv really nice interior offices for deans and such but cant install security cameras in the hallways that would protect their students

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is at the edge of destruction. It currently has no full time principle and is no different from any other school that is NOT about technology. They keep changing things around so it's hard to know what's going on and what's not. The rules are never enforced and they never just stick to one idea. The staff and board keep treating the school as if it was a bad school trying to enforce detention and a uniform policy. I say that if a school isn't bad don't treat it like a bad school. Because if you treat a school like it's a bad school then eventually it'll become one.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's funny how the majority of the reviews were posted in 9/09 and are submitted as 'Parent Reviews' but were clearly written by teens. This school has taken a major decline since the Principal Casella took office. You cannot get her on the phone and she routinely cancels student organized events such as blood drives and socials. The school has completely and utterly lost focus of what it was meant to be a vocational school for Information Technology. I've been told by staff that no one knows how they want to formulate Information Technology into the curriculum if at all. Meetings have been held where the essence of 'Information Technology' would be that the students would be able to access their grades and assignments online. This teaches them nothing about Information Technology nor does it prepare them for the field as it was meant to.

  • (5 years ago)

    fantastic staff fantastic students fantastic assistant principals and an awesome principal

  • (5 years ago)

    best football team coaches and teachers in the world

  • (5 years ago)

    a small school which makes it great to get along with everyone as well as the teachers. The teachers will generally will stay after classes are over just to personally tutor if you ask. Our school is caring and extremely fun with many exotic and quirky people.

  • (5 years ago)

    well honestly the school is great. as a result of its size pretty much everyone knows everyone. The teachers are helpful and there when needed. They get along with the students quite well. Overall its an awesome school.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's the best school ever. the teachers are awesome and we have all this cool technology classes that we take.

  • (5 years ago)

    i love my high school because it has the best learning environment great computer classes and awesome teachers D

  • (5 years ago)

    We have laptops. Thats all.

  • (5 years ago)

    Its a relatively new school but its awesome theres so many things to do from academic to sports. By the way the football team is on a 4-0 victory streak. =)

  • (5 years ago)

    They have one heck of a fencing team. Not to mention the people there are fun and super intellectual.

  • (5 years ago)

    The students and environment and the teachers make my learning experience so great

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school they have great teams great classes the teachers are amazing it`s jus that great

  • (5 years ago)

    Our great enviroment and wonderful football team and enthusuastic teachers

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