B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
231-249 E 56th St
New York, NY 10019
Telephone
(212) 752-4340

Art & Design High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1030
143 responses
Average ACT
24
7 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
64%
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 112 responses
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  • Art Gallery Events
    23%
  • Student Vs. Teacher Sports Games
    19%
  • Art Museum Trips
    15%
  • Drama Club Performances
    15%
  • Art Festival
    11%
  • School events
    8%
  • Clubs
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,484
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.7%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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What I liked about Art and Design was the amount of resources at my fingertips and the great teachers that helped me along the way. If you want to do art go to this school! A lot of amazing talent comes from this school. Students regularly place in nationwide art competitions. We make LaGuardia's visual art program look bad.
Of course there will always be drawbacks to a school, especially one located in NYC. So if you can deal with the bad parts then go. Without further ado, the bad parts of High School of Art and Design.

Expect:

Hoodrats

trashy girls and boys

hypebeasts

cringey art kids

Annoyingly feminine guys

People who get too emotional over little things

Not that many good looking people (sorry guys)

kids who dye their hair like their life depends on it P.S. The colors are usually awful.

If you can see past that (which I bet most can because it is a NYC public school) then you will enjoy your time at the High School of Art and Design.
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Applying and getting chosen for Art and Design High School was my biggest accomplishment finishing middle school. I was in love with art and this school seemed to offer so many opportunities and open many doors into the art world. My freshman and sophomore years were challenging and definitely made me realize art was not my passion anymore. Although these years taught me many things including the industry of fashion which was my chosen major, it also taught me skills i can take into any road in life i decide to pursue in. I've had an overall unforgettable experience that I wouldn't trade for the world. I hope the school continues to open many doors for students, but make them more confident in their careers other than scared.
You can scream with your friends with harmony outside the school and others will join you.

But on a serious note, the community is great. Bullying is not much of a problem since people just go with the flow whenever something weird happens. It's an art school after all. For the most part everyone is very supportive, including students and teachers.

A negative would be is that it tends to be disorganized, and some of the staff don't really listen to complaints.

But overall it's a great school with more opportunities you would get in a non specialized school.