Springfield Gardens High School (Educational Campus)
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143–10 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens, New York, 11413[1]

Coordinates40°40′5″N 73°45′28″W / 40.66806°N 73.75778°W / 40.66806; -73.75778
TypePublic Secondary
2007 (Educational Campus)
School district New York City Public Schools
(District 29)
PrincipalLilly Lucas
(Excelsior Preparatory High School)
Tashon Haywood
(Queens Preparatory Academy)
Charles Anderson
(Preparatory Academy for Writers)
Janice Sutton
(George W. Carver High School)
Enrollment1,988 (2017–2018)
Color(s)     Green

Springfield Gardens High School was a public 4–year high school located in the Springfield Gardens section in the New York City borough of Queens. The school was opened in 1965.[3]Closed in 2007[4], The Springfield Gardens High School building is now a complex made up of four other schools named Springfield Gardens Educational Campus. The schools are named Preparatory Academy for Writers, Queens Preparatory Academy, Excelsior Preparatory High School and George Washington Carver High School for the Sciences.


Opening in 1965, Springfield Gardens High School was plagued by poor test scores and a high drop-out rate by the late–1970s.[5] After years of poor performance, the school graduated its last class in June 2007.[6][7]


  • Excelsior Preparatory High School[8] and George Washington Carver High School for the Sciences are preparatory schools with an emphasis on science. To help the students prepare for college, students may participate in a Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education science program that will allow students to have internships or work with Queens College professors. Students wishing to pursue technical or vocational training may participate in Excelsior Prep's program with the School of Cooperative Technical Education. A veterinary program is offered at George Washington Carver.
  • Success Academy Charter Schools was co-located on the campus during the 2014/2015 school year. The schools participate in a program to improve college education for Latino and black boys called the Expanded Success Initiative.
  • Preparatory Academy for Writers carries sixth and seventh graders and is the only school of the four currently taking junior high students. Shared facilities across the schools include a cafeteria, gymnasium, media center and outdoor fields for sports programs.

Current principals

  • Excelsior Preparatory High School – Lilly Lucas
  • Queens Preparatory Academy – Tashon Haywood
  • Preparatory Academy for Writers – Charles Anderson
  • George Washington Carver High School – Janice Sutton

Notable alumni

This is a partial list of notable alumni of Springfield Gardens High School. Names on this list should either have an accompanying existing article link which verifies they are an alumnus, or reliable sources as footnotes against the name showing they are a notable alumnus.


  1. ^ New York Schools - Springfield Gardens High School
  2. ^ 1979 Springfield Gardens High School Yearbook - Springfield Gardens, New York
  3. ^ Hechinger, Fred M. (February 15, 1967). "School Board Told To Rezone Queens: State Orders Move to End Rising Racial Imbalance in Jackson High by Fall" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  4. ^ Inside Schools - Springfield Gardens High School (Springfield Gardens, NY)
  5. ^ Public School Review
  6. ^ Inside Schools - Springfield Gardens High School - Springfield Gardens, NY
  7. ^ The Neighborhoods of Queens - Springfield Gardens - Claudia Gryvatz Copquin
  8. ^ Nichie - Excelsior Prep High School - Springfield Gardens, NY
  9. ^ Let's Talk About Pep - Sandra Denton
  10. ^ Charles Jenkins bio Archived 2011-08-11 at the Wayback Machine. Hofstra University. Retrieved on 13 May 2010.
  11. ^ Huff, Lauren (2017-06-07). "Susan Landau, Producer and Manager, Dies at 65". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  12. ^ Anthony Mason Autograph guide and bio. Retrieved on 19 May 2011.

External links

  • Review at insideschools.org