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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Academy for Careers in Television & Film is a highly rated, public school located in Long Island City, NY. It has 545 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
1-50 51st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone
(718) 609-3330

Academy for Careers in Television & Film Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1070
97 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$59,758
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,401
National
$949
Median Home Value
$462,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Battle of the Classes
    38%
  • The open houses.
    33%
  • Talent Show
    17%
  • International Kitchen
    13%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
545
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.2%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Academy for Careers in Television & Film Reviews

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Overall, pretty great. Not perfect, but a lot better than other schools. Teachers are REALLY nice and give a lot of chances, almost impossible to fail as long as you put your own effort and pay attention. Great for going into film, however, is not recommended for students simply looking for easy classes, as those students usually end up hating their lives in the school. Great internships, they really get you ready for college and exams, but even though college readiness is great, career readiness can be improved. Specifically in post, basics are taught, but professional programs such as Adobe Audition and programs specializing in color correction aren't even mentioned unless brought up. However, Production Design and Grip and Electric seem to be taught well.
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As a senior at Academy for Careers in Television & Film, all teachers are very responsive, responsible and aware of their students' goals, achievements, and grades. They encourage you to do your very best at all times. If you are interested in photography, acting, screen-writing, directing and editing this is the school for you! At this school you get the chance to build strong and close relationship with your teachers and advisor by having the chance to call them by their first name. There's always tutoring available and other extracurricular activities after school. Even though the sports teams aren't "amazing" you get to meet friendly and kind teammates that can potentially lead to long-lasting friendships. It's great!!
What I enjoyed about ACTvF is how open everyone is to express themselves. Since it is a film school, everyone got to show their creativity through different variations such as scriptwriting or directing. The teachers are close to their students and are also very helpful. The school also gives out internships to hardworking students which also leads to students getting professional film-related jobs right after graduating.