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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
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Martin Van Buren High School is a public school located in Queens Village, NY. It has 1,504 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
About Martin Van Buren High School...
Address
230-17 Hillside Ave
Queens Village, NY 11427
Telephone
(718) 776-4728

Martin Van Buren High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
56%
Average SAT
1040
63 responses
Average ACT
18
10 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
73%
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 45 responses
Report
  • International Festival
    20%
  • Talent Shows
    18%
  • The games
    16%
  • The pie eating contest
    11%
  • Auction
    11%
  • Fashion show
    7%
  • Arista ceremony
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,504
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.9%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Martin Van Buren High School Reviews

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Based on my experience so far, in Martin Van Buren has been good! The teachers are very nice and the work given is simple. There’s good programs to help build your future career, however the safety could be better and the facility could try harder to help improve the safety of students, but falls short in accomplishing that goal. Although, this high school had a bad reputation, staff are trying hard to improve the academic and punctuality ratings.
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This school started out tough, but with the new principal, it progressed tremendously. My class was the first class to see a larger number of graduates than in the past and many going to great four-year institutions. It was a school where you had to be independent really quickly, learn from others and educate yourself. Join the Scholar's Committee, you won't regret it!
Martin Van Buren High School has pleasantly surprised me in regards to its wide variety of A.P classes, sports teams, clubs and supportive staff. Initially, I was skeptical of how my academic career will unfold in this school however I have no regrets and cherish the memories I have made here. The plethora of community service opportunities offered in the Scholars club from tutoring at elementary schools to preparing school events has truly helped develop my character. A.P classes such as A.P Biology and A.P Chemistry which have allowed me to get a head start in my college career were not difficult at all due to my helpful teachers. The faculty has been more than supportive in terms of guiding students to pass classes and regents. Especially the counselors who go out of their way to create a college-going culture within our student body. Each year the school is improving, adding more A.P classes, clubs and even establishing a new science research program. I recommend attending.