Information Technology High School

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Information Technology High School
Information Technology High School Header.gif
Address
21-16 44th Road
Long Island City, New York
Long Island City, New York, 11101
United States
Coordinates40°44′54″N 73°56′48″W / 40.74831°N 73.94660°W / 40.74831; -73.94660Coordinates: 40°44′54″N 73°56′48″W / 40.74831°N 73.94660°W / 40.74831; -73.94660
Information
TypePublic
Opened2003[1]
School districtNew York City Department of Education
Community School District 30[2]
SuperintendentChris Groll [3]
PrincipalJoseph E. Reed [3]
Faculty42.0 (on FTE basis)[4]
Grades9-12
Enrollment953[2] (Oct 31. 2006)
Average class size28
Student to teacher ratio17.2[4]
Hours in school day7
School color(s)Black, Red, White, Grey
SportsFootball, Fencing, Wrestling, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country
NicknameInfo Tech, ITHS
Team nameBlack Hawks
NewspaperThe Blackhawk Online
Communities servedQueens, New York[2]
Website
[5]
 
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Information Technology High School
Information Technology High School Header.gif
Address
21-16 44th Road
Long Island City, New York
Long Island City, New York, 11101
United States
Coordinates40°44′54″N 73°56′48″W / 40.74831°N 73.94660°W / 40.74831; -73.94660Coordinates: 40°44′54″N 73°56′48″W / 40.74831°N 73.94660°W / 40.74831; -73.94660
Information
TypePublic
Opened2003[1]
School districtNew York City Department of Education
Community School District 30[2]
SuperintendentChris Groll [3]
PrincipalJoseph E. Reed [3]
Faculty42.0 (on FTE basis)[4]
Grades9-12
Enrollment953[2] (Oct 31. 2006)
Average class size28
Student to teacher ratio17.2[4]
Hours in school day7
School color(s)Black, Red, White, Grey
SportsFootball, Fencing, Wrestling, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country
NicknameInfo Tech, ITHS
Team nameBlack Hawks
NewspaperThe Blackhawk Online
Communities servedQueens, New York[2]
Website
[5]

Information Technology High School is a public secondary school located in Queens, New York. The school is part of the New York City Department of Education school system.

School Building and Campus[edit]

The school building located on 44th Road (in Long Island City) was built on the former site of a metal plating factory and is leased by the New York City Department of Education.ref name=NYDN />[6][7]

History[edit]

Information Technology High School opened in 2003 and graduated its first class in 2007. The school has had many principals.

The first principal, Jeffrey Levin, was let go after the first year of operation. Nora Lee Montemerano was then brought in as principal. After one year at the helm, Ms. Montemerano took almost an entire year off because of a medical situation. During that time, (the third year of the school), Assistant Principal Joseph Reed took over and acted as principal. Ms. Montemerano returned towards the end of that third year.

Ms. Montemerano served as principal during the schools fourth year, but did not make it through the fifth year. She resigned in April and did not complete the fifth year. Dr. Nancy Casella was brought in as Interim Acting principal to finish the schools fifth year and replace Ms. Montemerano. Dr. Casella was awarded the job as principal for the school's sixth and seventh year. Dr. Casella was relieved of her position about 3 months into the schools eighth year (article). Ms. Patricia Martin was named the Interim Acting principal upon Dr. Casella's departure. her term lasted less than two years. Joseph Reed, who has been an Assistant Principal at the school since its second year (2004-05) was named principal for the start of the school year in September 2012, and remains principal.

The school received more unflattering headlines when former assistant principal Cedric Hinds, was found guilty of organizing an exam cheating scandal to benefit his son. (article)

Sports[edit]

The school has established many sports over the years. Such as Baseball, basketball, football, fencing, cross country, in & outdoor track, wrestling, volleyball, and a newly added soccer to the school's program. However, none were as popular as football and basketball in the earlier years of the school.

Basketball[edit]

The basketball team having the most success in their playoff runs even though there were multiple coaching changes. Head Coach Jose Ferrer currently holds the longest tenure with the team leading the boys varsity team to the playoffs where they had much success, but would never see the finals.

Football[edit]

Football also had its share of growth in success. The team being established in 2006, was found as a predominant contender in the PSAL Cup Division every year. However, the team did not reach the playoffs until the 2009-2010 season. The Blackhawks successful run came to a halt in the semi final game against Automotive High School (20-0). Despite the loss, the team's defense has been ranked number one every year since the birth of the program. David Kent, who has been the Assistant Head Coach since the start of the program is currently the head coach as of the 2011 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Lauinger (2001-09-21). "School built on toxic chemical site - pols". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Information Technology High School". High School Directory. New York City Department of Education. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  3. ^ a b "NYC DOE School Portal: Information Technology High School (Q502)". New York City Department of Education. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  4. ^ a b "HS For Information Technology". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  5. ^ "Location". Information Technology High School. Retrieved 2008-01-01. [dead link]
  6. ^ Talia Kahn-Kravis (2007-12-20). "Info Tech H.S. evacuated for a gas leak". The Queens Courier. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  7. ^ "Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan Reports to the Community". December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 

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