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2023 Best public high schools in New York City

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  1. #2 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    Stuyvesant High School

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    New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY,

    9-12,

    1101 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I enjoy the environment that Stuyvesant promotes especially with the students that particularly create the experience. The student agency allows for an interwoven network of clubs that host movie... Moreover, I feel as if the Tribeca area adds a lot to the Stuyvesant experience. Being, in the heartland of Manhattan, local delis, as well as Battery Park and the harbor makes for unique... Not only that, but teachers play well into the Stuyvesant culture. Many, while unorthodox relate to students through popular media, music, modern events, and even video games. The staff as well....

    Read 1101 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,357,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Bergen County Academies

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    Bergen County Vocational Technical School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    532 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Bergen County Academies is a school for intellectual and talented students with numerous opportunities and resources. The school has a wide variety of classes in all sorts of fields including....

    Read 532 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,118,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  3. #6 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    Great Neck South High School

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    Great Neck Public Schools, NY,

    9-12,

    261 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Very, very academically toxic environment, it's not really competitive until you realize it is by having interactions with — normal people. Certain people here can be complete jerks, but others are....

    Read 261 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,226,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  4. #7 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    High School of American Studies at Lehman College

    New York City Geographic District No. 10, NY,

    9-12,

    137 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The High School of American Studies has created a rigorous academic environment in which students are pushed to do their best academically, striving for success on the daily. Teachers are always....

    Read 137 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 385,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  5. #8 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro

    Bergen County Vocational Technical School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    245 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Bergen Tech Teterboro is really a wonderful school in so many ways! It has offered me so many different opportunities to further my academic career as well as many different ways to pursue my....

    Read 245 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 677,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  6. #12 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    Brooklyn Technical High School

    New York City Geographic District No. 13, NY,

    9-12,

    2199 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Brooklyn Technical High School is the quintessential NYC school. The largest public high school in the state if not the country. While smaller schools advertise their student-teacher ratio and other....

    Read 2199 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 5,943,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  7. #15 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    Bard High School Early College Queens

    New York City Geographic District No. 24, NY,

    9-12,

    383 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Bard was created to combat New York's deeply-segregated school system, so it provides great opportunities for low-income students. Students graduate in four years not only with a high school diploma...The literature and humanities programs are very eye-opening and life-changing. In the college program, they offer very interesting college courses such as anthropology, cinemas of South Asia,....

    Read 383 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 653,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  8. #20 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    Eleanor Roosevelt High School

    New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY,

    9-12,

    152 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says As a high school junior, I have greatly enjoyed my time at Eleanor Roosevelt. I feel that I receive a high-quality education, and I have peers and teachers that push me to do my best. I have greatly....

    Read 152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 546,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  9. #22 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    Bard High School Early College

    New York City Geographic District No. 1, NY,

    9-12,

    286 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says In a nutshell, Bard High School Early College reflects its motto exactly... it is "a place to think." Both inside and outside classes, there are intellectual, stimulating discussions taking place....

    Read 286 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 635,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  10. #30 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    New Explorations into Science, Technology & Math School

    New York City Geographic District No. 1, NY,

    K-12,

    212 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says NEST+M is a warm and nurturing community. The student body is kind. The faculty is great and encourages and empowers students. Students' mental health and well-being are foremost at NEST. Teachers and staff work hard to address the pressure students experience at a school of NEST's caliber, particularly during the college...Although NEST+M is known as an excellent stem school, the humanities are outstanding and should get their due!The administration is on top of things and responsive. However, like most city public schools, it can be inflexible and bureaucratic at times.The downsides are the limited athletics and art options. It is also crowded during passing time. All in all, NEST+M has exceeded my expectations..

    Read 212 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,797,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  11. #38 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    Fiorello H. Laguardia High School Of Music & Art & Performing Arts

    New York City Geographic District No. 3, NY,

    9-12,

    1160 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says In my time at LaGuardia, I have learned and grown so, incredibly much. As a drama student, you are constantly surrounded with people who support you and are so willing to help you grow. I have found...The teachers are incredibly supportive and very present in their students' learning process. Most of the artistic and academic faculty members try to make their students feel comfortable and safe in...LaGuardia High School has some of the best artistic direction (as a high school) in the city of New York. The acting training program is intensive and is amazing preparation for college and a future....

    Read 1160 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,722,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  12. #31 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health & Biomedical Sciences

    Middlesex County Vocational & Technical School District, NJ,

    8-12,

    143 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says It was a school where I had to grow, for better or for worse. The school is tiny, so everyone in your grade will know each other. While this let me build some great bonds with people, it also means....

    Read 143 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 276,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  13. #43 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies

    New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY,

    9-12,

    196 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My son just started in 9th grade. After a year and a half of remote learning in middle school, we are so happy to be here. The school takes academics seriously, and he is challenged, however the....

    Read 196 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 482,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  14. #45 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    Manhattan Hunter Science High School

    New York City Geographic District No. 3, NY,

    9-12,

    183 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says My years in Manhattan Hunter have been some of the most enlightening. I learned so much these years but that's not limited to academics. I learned to find myself in a school that embraces and....

    Read 183 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 452,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  15. #47 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    The Beacon School

    New York City Geographic District No. 3, NY,

    9-12,

    505 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The Beacon School is a very well-rounded school academically as well as in the arts, and the culture of the student and administrative community is one that fosters continuous progress and...Beacon offers many academic resources including four college counselors plus interns, designated office hour every Friday along with additional office hours a teacher may offer, a weekly college...In terms of emotional support resources, Beacon has four guidance counselors, a social worker, and a plethora of clubs dedicated to student wellbeing.The building is very well-maintained, visually pleasing, and cleaned often.All of my history and mathematics teachers have been phenomenal and helped me grow tremendously as a writer and critical thinker. I have met some certainly life-long friends here..

    Read 505 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,510,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  16. #52 Best Public High Schools in New York.

    Queens High School for the Sciences at York College

    New York City Geographic District No. 28, NY,

    9-12,

    204 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says This high school gave me four years of unforgettable education and college prep. Although small, it is mighty! The teachers are so passionate about their jobs and their students, and it shows in...Four years at QHSSYC gave me such a huge step ahead when entering college - not only did the AP courses I took allow me to skip several classes, but the high-caliber content taught in my high school....

    Read 204 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 512,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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