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  1. Academics
    B+
  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
Special Music School is a highly rated, public school located in New York, NY. It has 314 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
129 W 67th St
New York, NY 10023
Telephone
(212) 501-3318
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1240
31 responses
Average ACT
31
5 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$112,564
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,857
National
$949
Median Home Value
$875,143
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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Students

Diversity
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Students
314
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
40.3%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
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Special Music School is life changing. It is a community of incredibly talented and smart musicians who are diverse in perspective and all interesting in their own way. It is a supportive and inclusive community that is constantly trying to better itself and innovate/create new tradition. It has its flaws as does any school, but on the whole if you seek to work on yourself, learn, and find good people, it will be possible here and it will teach you a level of music rarely seen elsewhere.
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Special Music School has been a great place for me to grow as a student and a musician. There’s amazing and helpful teachers with lots of support from everyone!
The academic teachers at Special Music School are amazing but the school is very small. The school is located on the lowest level of the MLK campus. Every morning over 3,000 students are forced to go through metal detectors.