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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Frank McCourt High School is an above average, public school located in NEW YORK, NY. It has 400 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Frank McCourt High School...
Address
145 W 84TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10024
Telephone
(212) 362-2015

Frank McCourt High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
75 responses
Average ACT
24
12 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$79,781
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,615
National
$949
Median Home Value
$915,300
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    43%
  • Advisory Games
    21%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Family Night
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Wellness Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
400
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Frank McCourt High School Reviews

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Overall, my experience as a student at Frank McCourt has been good. Although we are not offered a variety of classes in subjects like language, math, ELA, and history, at the start of your high school year, it's a great way to get freshman initiated in their high school experience. Since it can be very difficult to choose classes for yourself. As you progress to become a junior, and eventually a senior, you will begin to see a spectrum of classes before your eyes. They have classes from programming, cancer studies, and even the study of the butterfly effect, which is a math credit. They also have this month dedicated as "inter-session", where students take one rigorous class a day, based on their interest of study. Some of these classes include; "The Study of Cuteness", "Lotions and Potions", and even "Heroes and Myths"!
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My 4 years here was an okay experience, not the best. Since it was a new school we did not have many resources. Every school year was different because they were trying to figure out the best method of teaching and the faculty was always changing. Bottom line is, they were inconsistent. I did appreciate their attempts to get the students "college ready," but in my opinion I was not college ready at all. The faculty however were extremely welcoming and family-like. Everyone knew each other and the principal even memorized every student's name. They took their time to get to know us and were very accommodating whenever someone needed more help. The guidance counselors always went above and beyond in finding job, volunteer, and internship opportunities for students. Overall, this school taught me the true meaning of a community, but the ambiguity of what the next school year would be like is what I did not like about this school.
FMHS offers you all the opportunities for you to be an excellent reader and writer but also a better student and human being. I feel the school prepares us for college in a moderate way, but I personally wish we had AP classes, but we can take College Now courses which are more challenging and like-university-classes which I really prefer. The teachers are always there to help you be and get better and I haven't seen any type of violence or danger in the school, because the security is really coordinated and active. Also, Frank McCourt is not only a simple school but an actual community, because, since we are such a small school, somehow it mixes us (whether during a potlock where we meet with other advisories of other grades or during Spirit Wekk) so we can meet other people, and this is way all students know each other inside the school. I do really like the school because it treats you like a young adult human being and always try to make us be the best we can be.