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 877 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
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
168 responses
Average ACT
24
8 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
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 80 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • Pep Rally
    20%
  • Halloween Costume Parade
    14%
  • 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%
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
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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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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.
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Academy Of American Studies is a very unique school in many. ways. To begin, its very diverse, with many people of different races to religion and color skin. This is all a good thing due to the fact of the size of the school, and the amount of people who get enrolled, since its small its very easy to make friends and have a wonder high school experience. I had an amazing experience when it came to sports because I was in the high school soccer team. Academy Of American studies offers many sports to the students in the school. Sports aren't the only thing offered but also clubs. I was in the tech club my senior year, for community service and I had lots of fun, learning about laptops and seeing the way they work. Overall Academy Is a good school, it all depends on the student, as the school is great itself.
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.