A-
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 23 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
1140
178 responses
Average ACT
24
8 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Pep Rally
    19%
  • Halloween Costume Parade
    13%
  • First Day of School Assembly
    11%
  • Twin Day
    10%
  • Sprit Day
    7%
  • Pajama Day
    6%

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%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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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.
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The school overall after graduating from Academy of American Studies is great. Teachers actually cares about their students but very few who don't. In fact, the school provided a lot of AP classes and College Now courses for its students to do well on so they'll won't have to worry about it in college. Also, the school itself should focus less on opera because nobody actually cares about it except the principle of the school. Instead, focus on what's more important for its students such as better gym equipment, widen the gym class because the freshman from last year are packed and there aren't any rooms left for everyone to keep their stuff safe and themselves as well. The school should focus on inspiring students of getting into a good college no matter who they are or what grades they get during their high school careers. Therefore, this school is okay and finally they started to get a new building for its students in needs.
Academy felt like a very generic high school to me. But I did appreciate the ability to move to different buildings on campus in between class. The school population is average, but since you're sharing the north building with another high school, it can get very crowded at times. Like any other school, expect hallways to be extremely crowded after classes due to students loitering. Just a tip: if you get the chance, take gym classes in the auditorium rather than the actual gym.