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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  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 600 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Bard High School Early College Queens...
Address
30-20 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone
(718) 361-3133

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
1310
244 responses
Average ACT
31
44 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,008
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,456
National
$949
Median Home Value
$481,300
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • International Night
    46%
  • Bard Extravaganza
    25%
  • Spirit week
    9%
  • Poetry Slam
    8%
  • Sports Games
    6%
  • Writers Forum
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
600
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,916
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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Bard High School Early College Queens Reviews

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Bard Queens stretched me academically to explore topics I had never learned about before in an engaging, thought-provoking environment that encouraged student discussion and seminar style teaching. The humanities program at BHSECQ is extremely good with amazing professors who are passionate about their classes. Science classes are also very strong at BHSECQ. They teach material that goes beyond what is taught in typical AP and IB classes at other NYC high schools. In addition, the Associates Degree received from Bard College is incredibly useful and can be transferred at your next institution. Despite the rigorous academic environment at Bard, the community is very close knit, encouraging strong relationships between professors and students as well as student to student. BHSECQ is overall a very inclusive, nurturing institution that will teach you life skills and give you many connections.
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I went to middle school at Success Academy and got into Brooklyn Tech, but came to BHSECQ - I'm glad. The facilities are awesome and well-kept. The classes are really rigorous; all teachers know their stuff. Many will go out of their way to support their students and ensure students are performing well. However, even for outgoing people like me, some teachers seem intimidating and hard to get along with. All teachers care about their students but do definitely have favoritism and value communication with students. Relative to other top schools city-wide, cultural appreciation and diversity are strong. Clubs meet once a week or every other week - disappointing since in middle school extracurriculars were an hour daily. The clubs are cool but could be better. The homework load and stress remains a challenge, but if you don't procrastinate, it's okay. If you make the most out of the resources you're given (and make friends with upperclassmen!), then you will gain a lot from BHSECQ.
I love how challenging yet managable the classes are, the faculty genuinely care about what they teach and the students whom they teach both inside and outside of the classroom, and overall Bard does its best to produce students who are in a very intuitive and analytical mindset. I wish there was a wider variety of languages and perhaps a psychology class!