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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
High School for Community Leadership is an above average, public school located in Jamaica, NY. It has 447 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About High School for Community Leadership...
Address
167-01 Gothic Dr
Jamaica, NY 11432
Telephone
(718) 935-4483
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High School for Community Leadership Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1010
147 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$57,926
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,545
National
$949
Median Home Value
$391,413
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 86 responses
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  • Six flags trip
    26%
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    19%
  • College Trips
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • BBQ
    9%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
447
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.6%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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My overall experience in High School for Community Leadership has been very fun. When I stepped into this school, I was extremely frightened because it was a school that I have never heard of before and it was in an area that I wasn't used to. Growing up, I went to schools where there was no diversity, only hispanics. So, this change from hispanics to Indians, Asians, African Americans, and White was huge! Furthermore, I consider HSCL fun because their goal is to have us students feel welcomed and to give us the best four-year experience. There's cool trips that students get to participate in, like, Puerto Rico, Barcelona, Bahamas, etc. I have participated in some of these trips and it has been amazing! One thing that I would like to see the school improve in is more SAT encouragement. There are some students who just don't care and it would be great if there was a bit more of encouragement.
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I'm a senior here at HSCL, and it is one of the best High Schools ever, it helps you prepare yourself for college. The staff here are amazing, they don't let you slack at all! It's a really fun high school, and at the same time, a very educational one as well. It's fun because when Thanksgiving is coming up, our school has our own thanksgiving, where all the grades (9,10,11 & 12, plus the staff) come together and eat. We go to trips where we have fun but it's also educational, because while we are having fun, we go to colleges around that trip. A student shouldn't feel lost, because we have staff that looks after us, and makes sure we are doing just fine.
My overall experience with the High School for Community Leadership is described as a school where people learn and obtain skills to use for real-life situations . I have made quite a lot of friends, and enjoyed spending time with them at the school events the school provided. (dances & trips) The teachers discipline the students to understand the right path to create better lives for ourselves. Students are not ashamed to talk with teachers about any problems associated with their schoolwork, life issues, and communication. Our principal is an excellent role model for students to look up to. He has provided information and created meetings for the existing 9 to 12 grade students to be prepared for what the year brings. It is an excellent school for any child to attend.