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43 Best Public High Schools in New York
- New York City Geographic District No. 1, NY
Freshman: I have given NEST+M a 4/5 stars because it excelles in benefitting the students lifestyle. Most of the teachers are great at teaching, creating hands on activities and group activities that would most likely benefit us later on. But at the same time, they are leient enough to extend a deadline if it’s absolutely needed for the student’s life outside of their busy school life. Additionally, we have college week where the teachers would explain to us about certain colleges (and universities). And there is also a college office. However, there aren’t many clubs, NEST+M is still developing in clubs. A few examples, Key club, tech crew, debate, and student government. Correlating, the PA helps out a lot, especially in setting up school events. The hold bake sales and breakfast for the adults and teachers on some mornings. Overall, NEST+M is a gifted and talented k-12 school, with different students coming from all five boroughs, bringing in their diverse cultures and unique colors.
- 1,736 Students
- 19:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
The Anderson School
169 Best Public Elementary Schools in New York
- New York City Geographic District No. 3, NY
Middle School Student: The Anderson school is a small school with both academic challenge and a wonderful sense of community. The admissions process, which is highly selective and challenging, does not reflect the academics of the school, which are taught to every student the same way, regardless of their level. The teachers are excellent, and students learn a lot; it is overall an amazing school.
- 559 Students
- 19:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
- Private School
- Dover Foxcroft, ME
Alum: Definitely the best school in the area for academics, resources and diversity, all of which are thanks to the boarding students. Kids from the area are blessed to able to attend a school that gets benefits from having paying students. There are many excellent teachers, but also quite a few who are inexperienced, you just have to know which teachers to shoot for. My least favorite thing was that there is annoying push for teachers to use technology whether or not it is needed. Also small town issues can be unpleasant at times, but are unavoidable.
- 416 Students
- 11:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
TAG Young Scholars School
260 Best Public Elementary Schools in New York
- New York City Geographic District No. 4, NY
Middle School Student: The Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars is a wonderful institution. I have had amazing teachers (shout out to Ms.Danticat!) that have taught me to truly immerse myself in learning. The curriculum is a rigorous one, with 8th graders required to take High school level Regents Exams at the end of their senior year. In my years there, I have only had 3 teachers that I have had a problem with. However, this school does need more funds, as we do not have any clubs other than those provided by the YMCA (which almost no one in the upper grades participates in) and sometimes the appearance of PTA funded programs such as the debate club. Similarly, the only sports are limited to girls volleyball and boys basketball. However, I believe this school is truly remarkable because of its students. The principal may be a jerk to both kindergarteners and staff alike, but the passion that students have for learning (even the lazy ones) makes my time there worthwhile.
- 562 Students
- 22:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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