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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.
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
1290
210 responses
Average ACT
29
34 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$59,758
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,401
National
$949
Median Home Value
$462,300
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
82%
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 61 responses
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  • International Night
    46%
  • Bard Extravaganza
    26%
  • Spirit week
    10%
  • Poetry Slam
    7%
  • Sports Games
    7%
  • Writers Forum
    3%
  • 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%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
94%
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
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,916
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very 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.49 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Bard High School Early College Queens Reviews

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I feel honored to have had the opportunity to pursue a high school education at Bard High School. Bard is a very open-minded and accepting school. It is home to hundreds of diverse students in all departments: from race, to sexuality, and beyond. As a mixed kid myself, I have never felt excluded at Bard thanks to the amazing faculty and student population! There are school events put on occasionally for people to come together and discuss issues, and if I were to change anything about the school, it would be to increase the number of these events because they are truly eye-opening. The support everyone provides one another at this school is phenomenal and students are undoubtedly prepared for the future.
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BHSECQ is a liberal arts high school in New York City best known for it's two year college program. Students graduate with 60 credits and an Associates degree which is accepted by most colleges. The environment encourages free thought and open mindedness in both the classroom and social circles. The faculty is always willing to support students and are required to offer office hours for their classes. Additionally, the CTO is incredibly helpful and definitely prepares students for the college application process and beyond. However, the administration often fails to keep faculty, staff, and students in the loop about school programs and important disciplinary issues. Though the student body is diverse, the faculty lacks Professors of color. In terms of academics, in order to do well, students must put a lot of time and effort into their studies. I highly recommend attending the school if you are hard working and willing to be an advocate for your student community.
As a middle school student searching for my next institution four years ago, I was attracted to the early college aspect of Bard Queens. This school provides a $120,000 Associates Degree upon graduation for no cost. In addition, the rigor of the academia cannot be compared to any school in the city. There are very little places where students can take anthropology and calculus III courses. Furthermore, professors are incredibly knowledgeable in their fields of study. Despite their doctorate degrees, professors are down to earth and sweet. They're always there to help with assignments and explain difficult concepts. However, the close knit community is what defines Bard's identity. It is inclusive of all regardless of race, financial background, sexuality, etc. The school encourages students to break away from social conventions and stereotypes. Bard isn't a school. It is a home.