A+
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
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
170 Rockaway Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone
(516) 478-2000
Website

Garden City High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts 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
1270
182 responses
Average ACT
29
96 responses
AP Enrollment
44%

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
Report
  • Pep rally
    50%
  • Clubs
    23%
  • Sport Events
    14%
  • Marching Band
    9%
  • Quiz Bowl
    5%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,187
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
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
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
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
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$26,588/ 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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The educators at my school are the top-notch type. They have really prepared me, personally, for college and my later years of life. Throughout my thirteen years in my district, every single teacher I have had always motivated me to do my best and to succeed inside and outside the classroom. They are the building blocks to my future, and they have been there for me every step of the way, academically and emotionally. If it wasn't for them, my grade point average would not have increased thirteen points higher from my sophomore year to junior year. These people have really pushed me to go above and beyond to make me realize the person I could become, and have become. There are many teachers that have had major experience in and out of my high school, and they really portray that in the classroom. The love and devotion that these people have really shows just by having a smile on his of her face, most of the time if not all. If it's just looking at a page of a book, or reading over an essay, the passion in my teachers eyes really show through. Whether it's an assembly about keeping us safe or a personal story that would really move us, I have been learning from my educators ever since I stepped foot into the district's facilities.
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My school has been one of the most amazing outlets for me to really find myself, and grow as a human being. The undivided attention from faculty and staff has had a major affect on me succeeding throughout my four years in my high school. The healthiness in the air of Garden City High School has showed me what I could possibly become or achieve in my near future. I have had my up's and down's as a worried young freshman, but from the boost I received from my peers converted me into a strong individual. From walking through the front doors and being greeted by a sweet man Tom at the front desk to my Italian teacher greeting me with her love and care, my school is my home away from home. My district happens to be in a wealthy town, so our school does everything they can from donating prom dresses to girls in need to holding bake sales almost every week. All of the clubs and organizations are motivated to help the needy and less fortunate, not just to raise the money but with love for society around us.
I am involved in several clubs in and out of School. I love being very busy and I love giving back to my school and my community around me. Although I live in a more wealthier community - my parents have been through a long term job loss and my mom had a very serious medical condition that hurt us a bit financially, with that my family believes in strongly in giving back of time because it is free.

I also love cheerleading and have enjoyed my experience on the Varsity cheer team at GCHS!