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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
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I.S. 126 - Albert Shanker School for Visual & Performing Arts is an above average, public school located in Long Island City, NY. It has 579 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
About I.S. 126 - Albert Shanker School for Visual & Performing Arts...
Address
31-51 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11106
Telephone
(718) 274-8316
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I.S. 126 - Albert Shanker School for Visual & Performing Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$59,758
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,401
National
$949
Median Home Value
$462,300
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
579
Free or Reduced Lunch
90%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.3%
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Great teachers and great learning environment. I was a shy kid back then but the teachers always supported me throughout my time there. They really take the time out of their day to help you with whatever you need. Highly recommend!
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In I.S. 126, I had some great teachers, and I am still implementing what I was taught, to my classes in high school. I.S. 126 is a school for Visual and Performing Arts, and I believe they had actually started to live up to that name during the years that I attended the school. They added more programs, clubs, shows, and classes related to the performing arts. Overall, it was a good experience for me. However, that may not be the case for everyone. In sixth grade, I was placed in one of the lower classes, and I believe my academic opportunities were fairly lessened, and the teachers I had were not all that great, with the exception of two. In seventh and eighth grade, as I moved up towards the higher classes (due to my state test grades and averages), I understood that not all students were given completely equal opportunities. Needless to say, it is important to reward the hardworking, but that does not necessarily mean that the others have to be given any less of the attention.
My experience there was good. I was part of the acting class, dance class, and Project Highroad. Those activities helped shape me into the person I am now. I stayed out of trouble because of those activities. They kept me out the streets as I lived in a bad neighborhood. I still remember my teachers and classmates and even a couple of the plays I did. The teachers there were not so good but then again it wasn’t a great school either. I do remember how when we first walked in there was security guards and metal detectors there so no real harm ever happened. Overall it was a good experience.