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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Townsend Harris High School is a top rated, public school located in Flushing, NY. It has 1,109 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
149-11 Melbourne Ave
Flushing, NY 11367
Telephone
(718) 575-5580
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Townsend Harris High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1380
606 responses
Average ACT
31
156 responses
AP Enrollment
90%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$48,405
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,289
National
$949
Median Home Value
$500,047
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.71 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.71 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 224 responses
Report
  • Festival of Nations
    26%
  • Founder's Day
    20%
  • SING!
    20%
  • Winter Carnival
    8%
  • Sports Awards
    7%
  • The School Play
    6%
  • Senior Mixer
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,109
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.72 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.72 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.72 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.88 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.88 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.88 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.98 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.98 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.98 responses
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Townsend Harris High School Reviews

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It's been a few years that I've graduated from Townsend and I have to say, it prepared me so well for college. I ended up going to an ivy after high school and not only was I prepared academically, but I was more than prepared to face the competitive environment surrounding me. I realized early on in Townsend that you should not compare yourself to your peers and just always put your best foot forward, and that's exactly what I did during my time there and in college now. Furthermore, Townsend students are textbook definition of nice kids. Everyone was really respectful and friendly and promoted positive peer pressure, i.e. caring about learning, and education. I cannot recommend Townsend enough! Private school education for a public school price :).
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On a personal level I feel like Townsend wasn't a very good fit for me. In general, however, this school offers an excellent academic environment for all students. There are supportive faculty here for both academic and personal needs - feel free to seek out people if you're feeling troubled for any reason! For those that enjoy the humanities, we are pretty much known for being a humanities school. There's two years of ancient language studies and a year of college-level humanities seminars. For those more interested in science and math - don't be put off by the 'humanities' label - we compete every year in national-level STEM related events such as Science Olympiad and FIRST Robotics. All in all a very excellent school.
What interested me about Townsend Harris was its offered extra curricular activities, specifically the competition between two teams of different grades, known as SING! which included singing, dancing, and acting. Another activity which interested me was the cultural dance showcase, Festival of Nations, in which various cultures performed different dances exhibiting specific aspects of each culture.