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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
James Baldwin School is a public school located in New York, NY. It has 202 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
351 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Telephone
(212) 627-2812

James Baldwin School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
47%
Average SAT
940
22 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$75,513
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$871,500
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.
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  • Crew
    31%
  • Outward Bound Camping Trip
    31%
  • Democracy Block
    25%
  • Community Action Group trip
    6%
  • Town hall
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
202
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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The teachers at James Baldwin are amazing! They are extremely supportive and dedicated. I wouldn't have got this far in HS if it wasn't for them. Although they are amazing, the student interaction is not so great. The school is divided into certain friend groups. Some kids are willing to make new friends and step out their comfort zone, and then there are kids who is not open minded to trying new things. Overall I'll give the school three stars out of five.
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This is a school that knows how to create a safe learning environment for everyone. With many different evolving curriculums for students to take interest , relate and learn from. Everyday being able to have a break, these breaks are called crew time from 12:55 to 1:35. During this time we discuss our personal life, do some academic work, play games or just relax. On Thursday we have town hall meetings. At those meeting crews pair up with each other and present topics of their crew choice. At the end of every school year we have crew olympics. At crew olympics you compete in physical challenges against other crews and I must say these are some of the most creative challenges I’ve ever heard of. There is a fairness committee that is student led and anyone can be taken to if the person feel they was done wrong. A wide Range of extra curricular activities like photography, meditation, mock trial and plenty of others. We really keep James Baldwin alive in our halls.
Teachers are passionate about the subjects they teach us, and they genuinely care. There are so many opportunities to learn new skills, get internships/jobs, prepare for college or life after high school. This school gives inspiration and motivation to students who might not have finished high school if they didn't find Baldwin. This school is a second chance free of judgement for anyone who made mistakes at their previous school. The James Baldwin school strives to be a community that holds people accountable for their education.