A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Fiorello H. Laguardia High School Of Music & Art & Performing Arts is an elite, public school located in New York, NY. It has 2,713 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
100 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023
Telephone
(212) 496-0700

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

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1250
677 responses
Average ACT
29
179 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.110 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.110 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 508 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%
  • Musical
    11%
  • Semi-annual
    10%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,713
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.115 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.115 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.115 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.146 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.146 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.146 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
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.150 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.150 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.150 responses
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I was an instrumental major at LaGuardia and graduated in 2016. I also took some art classes at the school. I absolutely loved it there! I learned more in those for years at LaGuardia than I had ever learned. I was surrounded by peers who had the same goals and interests as I did, which motivated me to improve with my art (weather it be music or visual arts). LaGuardia really prepared me for college because the work load was high; every student had to juggle a rigorous academic program along with their "major" program--concerts, rehearsals, art shows, and many other responsibilities. Because of the Advanced Placement courses available, I entered college with twenty credits.
In short, LaGuardia is still a great school to go to, especially if a student is focused and truly has a passion for the arts.
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I am currently a senior drama major and I very much enjoy the range of AP classes that Laguardia has offered me. Although teachers vary in personality and how much they will challenge you- it is a quality education overall. As long as you are focused on what you want out of high school, you WILL get what you want out of your time here at Laguardia. It is ridiculous the superfluous amount of seniors who have received their EA/ED's from Ivy League Colleges! For the Drama Department itself, I love it. It is the most tight knit major at Laguardia and it has really helped me foster relationships with friends. I have no intention of majoring in Drama, but I could not imagine life without participating in a production or club. If you don't get in the first time, I strongly urge you to reapply for sophomore year. If the arts is something you love and are passionate about, Laguardia is the place to learn about it. I hope this has been helpful.
I really love this school. I am in the drama department, and it really feels like a family. I have learned so much here, and am excited for the next two years! Everyone is so talented. I have also made some of my closest friends at this school. Unfortunately, such a big school has a lot of budget cuts, causing some departments to not be as strong as others. It could be cleaner, and the school is losing some of the strength in the arts in used to have, but overall my experience has been great.