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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Fiorello H. Laguardia High School Of Music & Art & Performing Arts is a top rated, 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
98%
Average SAT
1260
721 responses
Average ACT
29
182 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$75,513
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$871,500
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.116 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.116 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 546 responses
Report
  • The productions, galleries, operas, concerts, etc.
    15%
  • Day before Christmas break-choirs sing in the hall
    14%
  • Day before christmas and halloween
    13%
  • 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%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.121 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.121 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.121 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.152 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.152 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.152 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.156 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.156 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.156 responses
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Fiorello H. Laguardia High School Of Music & Art & Performing Arts Reviews

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I have a few favorite teachers I will never forget and friends that I am going to keep in contact with during college. I am glad I went to this school, because I feel they helped me prepare for college in the best way. By supporting me and my major (art) I am able to have more experience than others going into my foundation year of college. My guidance counselor is almost a second home now that it's my senior year, haha!

LaGuardia does not slack off on their academics, however some teachers that have received tenure may need to be reviewed. I would like students to be listened to more often when complaints are made. Respect from staff is common but not the norm. I feel that the higher ups should be more lenient about mental health excused absences as well as protests made by a large amount of students.

Other than that, I am honestly sad to be leaving this place. It's been a wonderful time and I will cherish the memories I've made here!
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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.
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.