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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Garden City High School is a top rated, public school located in Garden City, NY. It has 1,165 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Garden City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1290
281 responses
Average ACT
29
143 responses
AP Enrollment
49%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$171,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,206
National
$949
Median Home Value
$836,100
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Pep rally
    50%
  • Clubs
    23%
  • Sport Events
    14%
  • Marching Band
    9%
  • Quiz Bowl
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,165
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$119,419
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$26,240/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Garden City High School Reviews

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Garden City High School is a place full of opportunity. From athletics, to academics, to theatre, we work hard and excel in everything. Being involved in the overall school spirit is something that has made my four years as a high school student very memorable. Going
to cheer on the football team, playing tennis for three years, and even watching the school shows put on have all made our community very close knitted. Extra curricular activities are not the only thing that define Garden City, though. One of the greatest outlets that has helped me achieve more than i ever thought i could have was the guidance department. From academic help, making sure I was taking the classes that best suited me, and getting me into college, to just going there when I needed someone to talk to, my guidance counselor has become more of a friend than a superior.
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As a senior at GCHS, I can tell from pure experience how amazing this school is. All the teachers are incredibly helpful and truly want to see their students succeeding. The guidance department was outstanding during my college application journey. You will not regret sending your kids to this stellar school!
GCHS has fantastic, rigorous academics that helped me prepare for college and kept me engaged. There are many options for classes and a lot of school pride. Although sports are highly prized in the district, the art and music program is also fantastic and receives recognition. As for changes, there is little to no diversity in the school and few accessible, quality resources for students of color, disabled students, LGBT students, low income students, and students with mental health needs.