457 reviews
  1. New York City Geographic District No. 25
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
149-11 Melbourne Ave
Flushing, NY 11367
Telephone
(718) 575-5580

Townsend Harris High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1350
322 responses
Average ACT
31
99 responses
AP Enrollment
92%

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.47 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 123 responses
Report
  • Festival of Nations
    28%
  • SING!
    23%
  • Founder's Day
    22%
  • Winter Carnival
    11%
  • Sports Awards
    7%
  • The School Play
    4%
  • Senior Mixer
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,133
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses

Townsend Harris High School Reviews

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There is a lot of diversity so no one feels left out and everybody feels comfortable around each other. There is a variety of clubs and specific events that allow students to come together and express their passion for a specific talent such as dancing and acting. Some of these events include FoN which is the Festival of Nations that allow students to express their culture through dance. There is also SING! which is a student led production of an original play which includes art, dancing, and acting. Overall, the school offers broad events and clubs and welcomes everyone to be a part of something
While it was difficult to assimilate at first because of the challenging and competitive atmosphere, the difficulty proved to be all the more worth it. Taking Latin classes and all honors courses was daunting, but Townsend teaches you not only how to nourish your own intelligence, but how to be an organized, professional individual with a knack for community service and leaving your city greater than you found it. The teachers are the best part of the community. They push you to achieve your best, address your limitations, and treat you like their family. Your peers are competitive, but there is always a helpful and cooperative environment. Townsend Harris pushes you to be the best version of yourself.
Townsend Harris has a great diversity of courses, clubs, and events that keep the four years of my high school life riveting. The students have numerous influences and can share their opinions to induce changes. Whenever, someone does share his or her opinion they are respected by the other students and the facility. If a student wants to create a club, he or she can easily make their dreams into a reality. Furthermore, the small size of the school allows all students to interact with each other at least once in their four years of high school. Everyone knows each other and support each other. We help each other personally, academically, and socially.