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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
    C
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Life Sciences Secondary School is a public school located in New York, NY. It has 573 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Life Sciences Secondary School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
1000
67 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$139,988
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,359
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,338,350
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Spring performance
    35%
  • It gets crazy when there are shows! Best time.
    19%
  • Talent show
    16%
  • Cinco de Mayo in spanish class
    10%
  • Field Days
    10%
  • Washington D.C trip
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
573
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
59%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Ls3 is a school where you will find a variety of cultures. The school consists of friendly faces that are pretty welcoming for high school students. You will make friends with very interesting students from all walks of life. The school is not extremely small, but small enough where you feel like everyone is an annoying sibling you love to death. Teachers! Administration! Counselors! make Ls3 very unique. You will not find a more caring staff that is devoted to educating and bettering the future of their students. Most teachers are caring, passionate, and approach teaching with many different styles. Classrooms always feel like an open space. Our staff even comes on Saturdays for tutoring to give extra help. Lastly, what makes LSSS so unique are the academic opportunities that are offered. We have pre-college classes with Hunter College, partnerships with Mt. Sinai, courses at the AMNH, musical summer programs such as NYSSA, All City Choir Chorus, and annual trips to Hamilton!
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What makes this school unique for me is the diversity with in it. The teachers of the school are one of the things that stood out to me the most. The teachers actually care about the students. Teachers are understanding on accepting late work and pushing back due dates and taking time out of their day to help students with numerous problems. The teachers try their best to get to know the students in their classes. Another thing that stood out to me from this school was the internship opportunities. Participating in an internship comes with many benefits. Having records of internships looks good on your resume, and stands out to colleges. In conclusion LSSS is a small school, and has very helpful teachers.There are no fights going on in the school, which makes it easier for the students to focus on their work, not on drama. Great principal! She’s very helpful and very good at taking feedback from the students to improve things in the school.
Life Sciences Secondary School has a diverse set of students. You can meet anyone from different backgrounds. I met some of the greatest people in this school that helped me through my high school year. Not only does it have diversity ,but they also offer a variety of programs of different interests. The teachers are very friendly and they will always check up on your grades to maintain a high GPA. I don’t regret coming here!