A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
100 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023
Telephone
(212) 496-0700

Fiorello H. Laguardia High School Of Music & Art & Performing Arts Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1230
499 responses
Average ACT
29
125 responses
AP Enrollment
42%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.95 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.95 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 421 responses
Report
  • The productions, galleries, operas, concerts, etc.
    15%
  • Day before Christmas break-choirs sing in the hall
    14%
  • Day before christmas and halloween
    14%
  • Christmas band
    12%
  • Production previews
    11%
  • Semi-annual
    11%
  • Musical
    10%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,640
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.100 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.100 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.100 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.131 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.131 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.131 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.135 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.135 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.135 responses

Fiorello H. Laguardia High School Of Music & Art & Performing Arts Reviews

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My experience with my past and current teachers has been great! My AP composition teacher from my junior year was very inspiring and opened my eyes and educated me in a lot of topics I didn't usually pay attention to or was aware of in the past. Although he was an english teacher, he taught us about climate and change. We watched several documentaries and read books on how animal agriculture is the one of the biggest problems we face when dealing with climate change and the negative effects that meat consumption has not only on the environment but on our own health perspectives. I also became more interested in politics and learning more about environmental studies which has lead to my decision of taking an AP course in it this year.
Review Fiorello H. Laguardia High School Of Music & Art & Performing Arts
Being that LaGuardia is both an arts school and an academic school, there is such a variety of classes to choose from. That's definitely what I love about it. I love that fact that the kids here are so uniques and so passionate about their art. There's so many different AP classes where the student can challenge themselves and there's also many rigorous art classss. For example, I'm in senior chorus, one of the hardest chorus' to get into in my school. However, I'm not sure if I would do it over again, because although Inhad many great experiences here and made many great friends, I'm ready for college!
Fiorello H. Laguardia High School certainly has a diverse body of students who are selected based upon their strong, academic background as well as their artistic talents. Every student, whether they are gay or have pink hair, is accepted and embraced. Students can explore the arts by taking sundry classes pertaining to what they enjoy. Although the students have numerous opportunities within the arts, the academics offered at Laguardia are limited and there isn't room to advance. Usually, teachers don't offer help outside of class, and are not organized with their material. The school doesn't ensure that all students know vital information for college admissions, and the guidance counselors are never available. They do, in fact, offer extracurriculars for interested students. Either way, Laguardia is a brilliant opportunity for headstrong, independent students with a passion for the arts.