High School of American Studies at Lehman College is an elite, public school located in Bronx, NY. It has 376 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
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- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
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High School of American Studies at Lehman College Reviews
I had a great time at the school but I was also lucky in terms of teachers and my ability to handle the workload. Your experience definitely depends on who you get for Math and English soph/junior year. Excellent history teachers, the strongest part of the school. Good science classes, but not for AP. Fairly average/weak math department. English is a mix: half are great teachers, half are terrible, no real middle ground. Also, limited activities/resources due to size, but if you make an effort you form closer relationships with teachers which can help with college. Counselor can be unhelpful (pushes SUNYs and CUNYs very hard) and gives vague advice. Personal experience went well, but many students struggle both with the workload and mental health due to the difficulty/stressfulness and unhelpful teachers/administration.
While it is admittedly a small school, the High School of American Studies (HSAS) is a sleeping giant in New York City's secondary public education roster. The competitive nature of enrollment assures that the best and brightest of the City's youthful aspirants receive a place in one of the friendliest and rigorous academic institutions this side of the Pond. Most, if not all, of the teachers are professionals with not only several years of teaching experience under their belts, but also boast MBAs, Ph. Ds, and cumulative decades of experience in high positions in their respective fields (in both the public and private sectors).
I would say that academically it's a mixed bag. The history and english departments at the school are absolutely amazing, and probably the best anywhere in America. Having said that, the science department is a mixed bag. Physics is great, and Chemistry is alright, but the AP class isn't awesome. Moreover, the math department is a joke, and the arts department doesn't exist. Also, the guidance counselor might be the worst person on the face of the planet. I want to be absolutely clear here, HSAS will make the college process a living nightmare. I actually go to professional therapy it was so bad. I would say it ruined my entire high school experience, but there are many positive aspects of the school that shouldn't be forgotten.