On Thursday, January 3, 2019 Maspeth High School students celebrated Founder's Day.
As the school's Founding Principal, Khurshid Abdul Mutakabbir, explained to students, "On this day, 8 years ago, the Department of Education approved my proposal and nine months later we opened our doors to 270 ninth graders."
Members of the 2019 Yearbook Committee presented the school leader with two plaques commemorating Maspeth High's recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. The school was among 349 recognized this year — 300 public and 49 private — for its academic excellence. As one of the eight schools in New York City to receive the coveted award, Maspeth was the only high school in Queens to be recognized.
The school's Media Productions Team was also on hand to congratulate Principal Abdul. Team members presented him with a plaque commemorating Maspeth High School being selected "Best of the Boro - Best High School".
For two years running, Maspeth High has also been recognized by U.S. News and World Report. The publication awarded the school Silver Badges in 2017 and 2018.
After one year at the Metropolitan Campus in Forest Hills, Maspeth High School moved to its own building located at 54-40 74th Street and serves students from Community School District 24 in Northern Queens. Maspeth High School is a traditional, open enrollment, district public school. Currently Maspeth High School is a barrier-free school with grades 9-12 and has approximately 1,200 students.
Maspeth High School implements a classical liberal arts and sciences, college preparatory curriculum that will train our students to become critical thinkers and life-long learners with strong character.
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