A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
333 W 17th St
New York, NY 10011
Telephone
(212) 691-6119

NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
72 responses
Average ACT
30
39 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    37%
  • Sports Day.
    37%
  • National AIDS Day
    15%
  • GSA (gay straight alliance)
    11%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
589
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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There is no other place like Lab. The minute you walk through the doors, you know that there is a community that cares about you. The teachers want you to succeed and will do anything in their power to help you. Lab is a relatively small school, and that's why I love it. You get to know all of your classmates and those in other grades! Lab also has special days where we appreciate other cultures, celebrate each other, and create awareness on important topics. Students are also welcome to host assemblies if they feel like there is an issue that needs to be talked about. Recently, we had our first Environmental Film Festival. The entire school watched documentaries and discussed how pollution is impacting our world and what we can do to prevent it. Things like this make me realize that I can't imagine going to another school besides Lab.
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Overall, Lab is a decent school. It's not that diverse in terms of race and socio-economic status, but the academics are amazing and the teachers are very supportive. Socially, though, Lab is not the best. There are many cliques that form pretty quickly so it can be difficult to find where you fit in within a limited amount of time. The seniors at Lab get into some incredible and prestigious colleges, and students at Lab are prepared for the college application process from the start!
Growing up in New York, as we all know, is competitive. When I was applying to high schools, many of my peers viewed Lab as lesser and thus, I entered viewing it as such. I complained about receiving little to no homework freshman year when peers at other schools had hours of work. I complained about not feeling challenged in English and History. I complained about my commute. Yet by the end of sophomore year, I was finally able to see Lab for what it is: a hidden gem among stereotypical competitive high schools. While the students at Lab are competitive, it wasn't cutthroat; many resources were provided to ensure we were "in touch" with our feelings and properly managing our stress levels. Due to what I perceived to be some of the downfalls of Lab, I was able to supplement my four years with unique experiences and opportunities, which provided for a college application that won me acceptances at multiple top 20 schools. No school is ever a perfect fit - its up to you to make it work.