A proposal for the construction of a new high school in College Point has been listed on the New York City School Construction Authority’s (NYCSCA) website. This new high school would replace St. Agnes Academic High School, which closed after the 2020-21 school year.
The proposed site is located at 13-20 124th St., also known as 123-15 14th Ave. The lot is an estimated 47,952 square feet. According to the site plan, the school would have 659 seats.
According to the SCA, they hope to have the project completed some time in 2026. By that point, Queens is expected to have 75,017 high school students enrolled in grades 9-12. Both demographic projection and estimated housing growth were taken into account to reach this number, which would mark a potential decrease of up to 1,830 students from the current enrollment of all existing Queens high schools.
In the future, without the proposed school, Queens high schools are anticipated to experience a target utilization rate of 92%. Should the proposed high school be constructed, the SCA believes the overall target utilization rate would be reduced to 91%.
SCA is currently accepting comments on the proposed action via email at [email protected] or via mail to 30-30 Thomson Ave in Long Island City. Mailed comments must be addressed to the NYCSCA, Attention to Director of Real Estate Services Kelly Murphy.
Comments will be accepted until Jan. 18.