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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Bard High School Early College Queens is a top rated, public school located in Long Island City, NY. It has 643 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
30-20 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Bard High School Early College Queens Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1330
373 responses
Average ACT
30
53 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$77,901
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,788
National
$949
Median Home Value
$812,519
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
  • International Night
    42%
  • Bard Extravaganza
    26%
  • Spirit week
    13%
  • Poetry Slam
    6%
  • Sports Games
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Writers Forum
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
643
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,916
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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Bard High School Early College Queens Reviews

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Bard was created to combat New York's deeply-segregated school system, so it provides great opportunities for low-income students. Students graduate in four years not only with a high school diploma but also with sixty college credits and an associate's degree in the arts.
The literature and humanities programs are very eye-opening and life-changing. In the college program, they offer very interesting college courses such as anthropology, cinemas of South Asia, philosophy in science fiction, and so on. Students often complain about the fast-paced math classes, but the teachers are very kind, caring, and will always offer office hours. It's a small school (I've had only 9 students in one of my classes!) and the students are mostly friendly and welcoming. The school is very welcoming to undocumented students, is LGBTQ-friendly, and accepting of racially and religiously diverse students. The workload is very heavy and will be stressful at times, but you have a great team to help you!
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The school is small so everyone knows each other very well. The teachers and staff all make sure the students achieve their academic goals. They're there to tutor and ensure that each student is doing their best. Not only that, but the school cares about the students mental health. There once were workshops about West African Dance making slime, smoothie and more! The Bard DNA program is also great and makes sure the students have all the tools they need to be successful. They've even lent out laptops to use the whole year and have held different events like the Winter Fest. In the Winter Fest, students and staff were able to participate in making gingerbread houses and Karaoke. In addition to this, Bard is an early college. Hence, students will be able to acquire around 60 college credits and an associates degree alongside their regents diploma when graduating from Bard!
I learned a lot as someone who transferred into the school his sophomore year. Coming from a very small area, I felt comfortable being surrounded by kids all over the city and felt that everyone's perspective was so different than mine. This contributed to the education because it allowed for everyone's opinion to be taken into consideration! Something I feel that needs work on in the school is the amount of facilities they have.