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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Academy of American Studies is a highly rated, public school located in Long Island City, NY. It has 892 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
Address
28-04 41st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone
(718) 361-8786

Academy of American Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1150
219 responses
Average ACT
24
10 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Pep Rally
    19%
  • Halloween Costume Parade
    14%
  • First Day of School Assembly
    11%
  • Twin Day
    9%
  • Sprit Day
    7%
  • Pajama Day
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
892
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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The teachers are mostly kind and willing to help you throughout your high school life! However there are some who seem to be little help. The environment is friendly and little is danger is felt on campus. The school has very rigorous courses that will surely challenge you! It’s arts programs are one of the most interesting parts that will surely become one of your most memorable classes. However, they are severely ignored and lack equipment but it makes it up in the quality of lessons. The school staff and teachers always want to help and even help you for your future endeavors. The only reason I do not give it 5 stars is because the lack of equipment the school has for its art programs or for any after school and athletic programs.
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In my opinion this high school is better than others. There are all sorts of teachers, from funny ones to boring ones, from unstable ones to others who hate school as much as you do. I'm pretty sure there's at least one teacher you can relate to. The students are overall calm and there aren't as much troubles or drama as there is in other high schools. The school building isn't amazing since we share with another high school . The space is limited and often times the classrooms are crowded. It would be thoughtful if those who accept admissions had the students in the school in mind since its not fair to have more and more students if the building is still small. I'd wish for more electives or extracurricular activities. More variety of classes, especially on the arts, like a music class. The advanced placement classes are what I expected. They're demanding and fun since we learn more than what we need for the ap test which helped me pass with a 4 and 5 this year.
From the start, I knew Academy was the right choice. Due to the school being significantly smaller than most high schools, I was able to receive lots of attention from my teachers when I needed extra help or anything. Academically there was a good amount of options to select from and that applied to clubs and sports too. Throughout the years I was involved in Student government, Key Club, and the Stunt team. The school even offered educational international trips, which are amazing opportunities for the students. I was very fortunate to attend these trips my last two years and they are experiences I will never forget.