Location & Transportation
Hunter's Point Community Middle School
1-50 51st Avenue
Main Office, Room 311
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 609-3300 Fax: (718) 609-3319
Hunter's Point Community Middle School occupies the third and part of the first floor within the newly constructed Q404 Hunter's Point Campus located at 1-50 51st Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. We are between Center Blvd and 2nd Street.
The environmentally designed building features natural light and views of the East River and Manhattan. We collaborate with the two other schools located in our building: The Academy for Careers in TV and Film and The Riverview School, a 6-12 District 75 program.
Our school is accessible by public transportation:
See below for additional information on student transportation:
The following is taken from the District 30 Middle School Directory:
It is extremely important to consider where schools are located in relation to your home. Make sure to research travel options available to your child for schools you rank on your Middle School Choice Application, particularly the train and bus routes that would be necessary. Check that you would feel comfortable with your child’s commute. A summary of pupil transportation information is below; please note that the transportation offered by charter schools varies by school.
The Department of Education offers transportation to middle school students based on this criteria:
Students in 6th Grade are provided with free transportation if they live 1 mile or more from school; if they live closer than that but more than ½ mile from school, a half-fare MTA bus pass is provided. Free transportation is provided as either a yellow bus or a MetroCard. Students receive yellow busing if (i) their school has bus service, (ii) they live in the same school district as their school, and (iii) a bus can pick them up, along with 10 other students, on a route of no more than 5 miles.
Students in 7th Grade and Above are provided with MetroCards if they live 1-½ miles or more from school; if they live closer than that but more than ½ mile from school, a half-fare MTA bus pass is provided.
2017-2018 Busing Information will be available 08/29/2017 by calling (718) 392-8855 or visiting here.
OPT Customer Service Agents are available Monday-Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at (718) 392-8855 and PupilTransportationTeam@schools.nyc.gov to answer questions, take service complaints, and provide information for parents and schools. Staff is always available at OPT until bus companies report that all bus routes have been completed and children have arrived safely at home. OPT Customer Service Agents are also available on weekends during peak periods of the year to assist parents and schools with information concerning school opening in September and summer transportation in late June.
Schools of the 21st Century
Excerpt from Architectural Record:
The facility can accommodate more than 1,000 students dispersed among the three schools. In addition to the high school, the building contains the newly created Hunter’s Point Community Middle School, with an ecology focus, and the Riverview School for special-education students. Located on a former industrial site, most classrooms—along with the light-filled hallways, library, and cafeteria—treat students to a sweeping panorama of the Manhattan skyline. “Even though it’s an urban school, we’ve tried to make it feel as if it’s part of a dynamic landscape,” says FXFOWLE senior partner Sylvia Smith. “The challenge was creating a narrative that reflected this amazing site.”