Hillcrest High School (Queens)

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159-13-159-99 Highland Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432, USA
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Hillcrest High School is a four-year public high school located in the neighborhood of Jamaica Hills, Queens. The school is operated by the New York City Department of Education.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 3,289 students and 149.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 22.0:1. There were 2,380 students (72.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 311 (9.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
The mascot is the hawk (changed from the Braves, the original mascot chosen when the school opened in 1971) and the school colors are violet and gray.
The school's boys and girls' soccer team became division champions in the 06/07 and also the 07/08 season guided by Coach Asqui and captain Joao Azevedo. The school is also notable for its rigorous baseball program led by Coach Malave.
The school was the recent recipient of the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award from the United States Department of Education.
Stephen M. Duch was the school principal from 1996 to the beginning of 2014. Prior to the arrival of Duch, the school was listed as the most violent school in the city. Duch is attributed to turning the school around and significantly decreasing the number of major violent incidents at the school. After his retirement, Mr. David T. Morrison, a graduate of Hillcrest and who served as the AP of English for several years, became the new principal.


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Hillcrest High School (Queens)

Address: 159-13-159-99 Highland Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432, USA