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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Life Academy High School for Film & Music is a public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 302 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 92% in reading.
2630 Benson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
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Life Academy High School for Film & Music Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1010
46 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$56,025
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,313
National
$949
Median Home Value
$729,236
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
20%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
20%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    33%
  • The annual Talent Show
    33%
  • Spirit Days
    17%
  • We have no school events or traditions
    17%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
302
Free or Reduced Lunch
77%
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
29%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Life Academy High School for Film & Music Reviews

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Life Academy left me repeating a classes i had already taken and passed, heavily unprepared for college, as well as unprepared with the college application. Additionally, there was very little attention given to the Class of 2018 and its senior activities. However, most teachers were caring and informative to both students and teachers especially due to the lack of PTA meetings. Though, administration rarely ever listened to the wishes student council or senior committee and meetings were always rescheduled or canceled.
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This school is the definition of mediocre. It allows students to pass without any effort and doesn't reward the students who actually try. The principal is deluded and has no clue what is going on or how to actually help students who want to succeed. The lack of communication between the administration and its teachers, as well as the administration and its students is sub-par. If you want your child to pass high school with minimal effort as well as a poor high school experience this is the best school for you.
The highschool was good from the start but a lot of the teachers left the school and the school didn't do things that they promised to do. Some of the staff treat some students unfairly but some are good and they care but I think those type of people left except one the history teacher and the math teacher including the film teachers they're good. The school needs people to actually care for the students too.