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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  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 994 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
28-04 41st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone
(718) 433-2556
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Academy of American Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
280 responses
Average ACT
24
14 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$70,989
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,584
National
$949
Median Home Value
$468,371
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • Pep Rally
    18%
  • Halloween Costume Parade
    14%
  • First Day of School Assembly
    10%
  • Twin Day
    9%
  • Pajama Day
    7%
  • Sprit Day
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
994
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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After attending Academy of American Studies for four years, I have improved not only as a student, but also as a person. However, I gave this school a rating of "average" because it isn't as challenging as I expected. The Social Studies department does a great job at teaching the curriculum and making sure students are well prepared for not only regents exams, but college as well. However, the math and science department are a struggle. Some teachers confuse themselves teaching the class which ends up confusing everyone else. The school is way too uptight about certain rules and policies- for example, they lock the bathrooms for long periods of times to apparently prevent people from vaping in the bathrooms. However, students who have to use the bathroom now have to wait around 20 minutes to do so, which also creates long lines for bathrooms! Teachers have favorites and its very obvious but overall a decent school in new york city, especially when it comes to safety.
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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.
Academy of American Studies is a great place to be at for high school. It's ranked as one of the best schools that's not a specialized one- at least, statistically. The school is somehow underfunded, despite the massive amount of money that it intakes per year from a gradual accumulation of trips, dues, and other items. However, it's undeniable that the school has it's own unique quirks. Wednesday is reserved as a shorter day for students, and allows them to have a more personal experience with teachers and helps them catch up on work when they're behind. Continuing on the bright side of things, the teachers at Academy of American Studies are much more than qualified for their jobs, and the people who work there are the redeeming quality of the school. In spite of it's unique and unusual flaws, it would be a school that I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun and educational high school experience.