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-
Address
28-01 41st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone
(718) 361-8786

Academy of American Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1140
152 responses
Average ACT
23
7 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • Pep Rally
    19%
  • Halloween Costume Parade
    13%
  • First Day of School Assembly
    11%
  • Twin Day
    10%
  • Sprit Day
    8%
  • 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
877
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 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.35 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Academy of American Studies Reviews

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The Academy of American Studies is a vastly underrated school that deserves more credit. This is a great school for students to become prepared for college, from offering a wide range of AP courses, SAT prep classes, as well as college courses. The school demonstrates a sense of diversity from all different types of backgrounds, despite this, you will never feel a sense of being left out because everyone gets along well with one another. Another pro would be the clubs and activities, most students that attend this school are always involved in extracurricular activities because the school offers a vast majority. The teachers are also great educators because they are always willing to go out of their way to help students who need the extra help. Overall, this school presents an interactive and friendly environment for everyone that attends.
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Academy of American studies is a very small poor school. We share buildings with newcomers high school, but most likely in 2021 they are going to have a new building for academy students. Our recent principal spends most of the money that the school gets on opera trips to Lincoln center instead of the school sports teams or supplies. The teachers at academy are decent, there are really nice and great teachers like Mr. Deng, Ms. Greenspan, Ms. Black, Ms. Duran and many more but then there are the really mean with bad attitude teachers and staff. The gym classrooms are over packed and the size of the gym barely fits the amount of kids in the class because this year 2016-2017 our principal accepted more freshmen than the school can fit.
There is very little to like about this school. Sure it's diverse, but so is the way people treat each other. Some nice but mostly rude. The cramp building is also a problem and we share a school we can't interact with. Teachers there, while there are some good one's, but sone can't teach well. If you have a problem and go to the authorities, they make you wait and take forever to solve the problem. The food is gross too and the school has no money for terrible gym equipment. If you are graduating middle school and plan to go to this high school, just don't.