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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Academy for Software Engineering is an above average, public school located in New York, NY. It has 454 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Academy for Software Engineering...
Address
40 Irving Pl
New York, NY 10003
Telephone
(212) 253-3299

Academy for Software Engineering Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1120
77 responses
Average ACT
23
8 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$79,781
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,615
National
$949
Median Home Value
$915,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
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  • Hack-A-thon
    40%
  • Game Night
    20%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
454
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
41.8%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses

Academy for Software Engineering Reviews

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AFSE has been an incredible experience and has changed who I am as a person. The school focuses less on extrinsic motivators such as grades and is very content based through the uses of a mastery based grading system, that assess the students on skills.The school has an incredible diversity, being a majority low-income family school. I feel the community at AFSE is incredible, and its clubs are reason for this. As VP the Model Congress, I've seen first hand the incredible commitment that students have. Enthusiasm has run our club to compete at the best colleges on the east coast. A small public school from Manhattan facing off the best private schools, and we walk home with awards. If you want to make a new club, Student Gov makes it easy. The support in the school is incredible, from free Kaplan SAT classes, to the IMentor program that provides you with a mentor for 4 years to help with internships, colleges, careers, etc.
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I attended this school starting in the fall of 2015. I've had some of the best teachers in my academic years to date at this school. The school has a very close community, and gives the students a plentiful amount of resources and technology to use. Their computer science program and instructors were very effective and knew what they were doing. I do wish that the school held on to their staff more, since a lot of them have left. However overall, it is a good high school to attend for those interested in computer science and technology.
Overall it's possibly one of the best schools in NYC. From the teachers, to the diversity, to how college ready they get you, it's a great school overall. And lots of school may say this, but just type in AFSE and do a minute of research, you'll see were different. The only main con I would have to say is that it's in a building with like 5 other schools, with one of them being a Kipp elementary school. And another probably would be if your looking to go into the next level in sports, then this school probably shouldn't be your first choice. But other than that, the teachers in this school truly want you to succeed. And once you join this school it'll take literally like a month, for you to get used to it. And just days to say, "Hey...I kind of like this".