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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A minus
  7. Administration
    grade B+
  8. Sports
    grade B+
  9. Food
    grade C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences is an above average, public school located in Jamaica, NY. It has 492 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1160
132 responses
Average ACT
28
6 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$65,317
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,601
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$517,922
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
  • Annual Student versus Teachers Basketball Game
    29%
  • Cultural night
    25%
  • Music concerts
    13%
  • Pep Rally
    13%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
492
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
40.2%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
No data available  
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 12 responses

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