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Martin Van Buren High School

Martin Van Buren High School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 8 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Martin Van Buren High School says

Welcome to Martin Van Buren High School, where we meet the demands of cutting-edge technology featuring our new programs in Pre-Med, Engineering/Robotics, Law and Forensics, and Computer Technology. Parents, students and faculty are the key components of our school's future. Together, we will create the path to your child's success.


Pre-Med Program, Robotics-Engineering Program, Law and Forensics Program, Computer Technology Program, Scholar's Institute, Honors Program, College Now, Targeted PM School, Saturday School, Physics First, SAT Princeton Review Partnership


Courses in Computer Technology, with advance training in courses such as Programming (JAVA), Computer Repair (A+), and Computer Networking (Cisco C++). Course sequences will lead to technical certification in Cisco, A+, and JAVA.

Program Specialization: Computer Science & Technology

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 75-100
  • Science: 75-100
  • Social Studies: 75-100
  • English: 75-100

Courses prepare students for careers in engineering. Teaching advanced technology in the field of robotics, computer programming, and engineering. Student will participate in the NYC FIRST Robotics Competition which includes workshops and a number of college-accredited courses at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly).

Program Specialization: Engineering

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 75-100
  • Science: 75-100
  • Social Studies: 75-100
  • English: 75-100

State-of-the art techniques to develop skills in crime-solving with an emphasis on DNA testing. Classes in civil, criminal and constitutional law. Students will be prepared for careers in criminology, forensics, law and toxicology. Partnership with John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Program Specialization: Law & Government

Admission Method: Educational option

Exploring careers in the field of medicine, PRE-MED, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Internships at Long Island Jewish Medical Center with medical hands-on-training. College-accredited courses offered through Queens borough Community College, York College, Hunter College, and Hofstra University.

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 80-100
  • Science: 80-100
  • Social Studies: 80-100
  • English: 80-100

Zoned students will have opportunities in comprehensive core academic courses offering an extensive menu in the Arts with sequences in Animation, Computer-Aided Design, Visual Arts, and Music.

Program Specialization: Zoned

Admission Method: Zoned


Buses: Q1, Q27, Q43, Q46

Trains: F to Jamaica-179th Street



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Queens students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents
  • For Zoned Program only: Guaranteed offer to students who apply and live in the zoned area.

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



72% of students graduate from Martin Van Buren High School

Test Scores

1172 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 397
SAT Verbal 391
SAT Writing 384

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Physics B
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 2,367
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
8 1
9 713
10 632
11 543
12 475
Ungraded 3

Martin Van Buren High School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Martin Van Buren High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 25 : 1
Gender 54% Male / 46% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

46% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Martin Van Buren High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Hispanic/Latino 15%
Black or African American 56%
Asian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

There were 44 incidents of bullying last year at Martin Van Buren High School, which equals 0.0172 incidents per student.


Arista Chapter, Art, Cheerleaders, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Drama, Drum Line, French, Futura Yearbook, Games, Guitar, Humane Society, Jazz Band, Key Club, Leaders Organization, Lincoln-Douglas Debate Team, Mentoring Program, Mock Trial and Moot Court Law Competition Teams, Multicultural Club, Murals, Musical Theater, Orchestra and Musical Performances, Piano, Poetry, Robotics Academic Team, Scholadecuria, Scholars, Step Team, Student Organization, Tri-M Music Society Chapter, Website Team, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Youth in Action
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Drama/Theater
  • Mock Trial
  • Robotics
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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