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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Stuyvesant High School is a top rated, public school located in New York, NY. It has 3,328 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
345 Chambers St
New York, NY 10282
Telephone
(212) 312-4800

Stuyvesant High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1470
1,293 responses
Average ACT
33
310 responses
AP Enrollment
53%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$75,513
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$871,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.81 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.81 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 344 responses
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  • SING!
    22%
  • Senior Spirit Days
    13%
  • Club Pub Fair
    10%
  • Flower Sales
    10%
  • Open Mic
    9%
  • Halloween
    9%
  • Stuy Squad
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,328
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.93 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.93 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.93 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.125 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.125 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.125 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.134 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.134 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.134 responses
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The diversity in its student body. I feel that ever since I've stepped into the doors of Stuyvesant High School that I've changed so much as a person. It's an environment filled with so many amazing people, both students and teachers that I've considered my second family. It's been a phenomenal four years for me here, and I honestly cannot imagine my life anywhere else. As a freshman, I practically knew no one as the five other classmates that came to this school with me, I rarely shared any classes with them. But I met this person in my Freshman Composition class, and she introduced me to her group of friends in the lunchroom, and the rest of it is history as I've made so many more friends, met so many wonderful people. I wouldn't replace this life with anything ever. Sure, there were some downs in my experience, but a lot of it was positive, both academically and socially!
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Stuyvesant is a great school for academics, undoubtedly. Despite being known as a STEM school, Stuy has amazing English and Social Studies departments. Stuy also has tons of extracurriculars, to the point where it’s overwhelming (we have like 44 sports teams). There’s also tons of help for college, so that’s a plus.

So on paper, Stuy seems pretty great. And I generally think I made the right choice in going there. But everything you’ve heard about the competitive culture at Stuy is true. Students are extremely competitive, not just with grades, but with “leadership positions” in various clubs. I’ve seen some really talented and smart people burn out from the pressure. Even those who succeed at Stuy do so under immense pressure and often damage their mental health.

So just be aware that Stuy has amazing opportunities, but you’re gonna pay a pretty big price. Even if you think you can “handle” it, you won’t. The culture is pervasive and easy to get swept up in.
Highly academic, but unfortunately, paired with huge stress culture and occasionally, toxic competitiveness. This school is all about working hard, but the workload can be unnecessarily large. I knew students that pulled all-nighters weekly or slept for 4 hours every night (weekends included). Most of the students are motivated, some traveling hours everyday to school, but this school can strain that by making effort seem futile (sometimes). There are also some amazing teachers, and also some pretty terrible ones in my experience, but the amazing ones really make this school shine and make learning interesting while increasing your knowledge greatly. There needs to be a better sense of balance at this school because it has a lot of potential.