We are a New York City Department of Education secondary school district located in the southern section of the borough of Queens, NY.

We serve both secondary and high schools in District 27, 28, and 29 with over 20,000 students. Queens South High School District has some of the best and most diverse students and staff in the New York City Department of Education.

The geographical area of Queens South High School District is best known for the bustling international John F. Kennedy Airport, the 7-miles of beaches in the Rockaways, and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.


Nurturing schools, families, partnerships and communities in fostering affirming environments of empowerment, engagement, and infinite possibilities for students to explore, achieve, and succeed.

Mission Statement

To make our vision a reality our Mission is plant SEEDS of excellence:

Sparking Innovation- Preparing our students to critically think and leave our schools with the motivation and ability to contribute to the legacies of positive change.

Elevating Equity, Diversity and Access- Providing social-emotional supports and learning experiences that uplift, celebrate, and cultivate diversity and bridge the disparities that exist within our educational system.

Ensuring Accelerated Learning- Developing leadership capacity to ensure that schools are using data informed methodologies to provide rigorous instruction grounded in, literacy development, civic engagement, STEAM, CRSE, SEL, post-secondary readiness and that learning is transferable to college and career aspirations.

Developing Student Self-Efficacy- Nurturing students' voice, agency, healthy sense of self, confidence, mindset, and belief in their capacity to accomplish their goals.

Strategically Engaging Families and Partners- Galvanizing families, community leaders, and partnerships to work collaboratively in using their voice, role, and capacity to contribute to the system, structures, and practices that will help to meet the needs of all students.