A+
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
    B+
Townsend Harris High School is an elite, public school located in Flushing, NY. It has 1,133 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 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

Townsend Harris High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1370
428 responses
Average ACT
31
121 responses
AP Enrollment
92%
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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.56 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 157 responses
Report
  • Festival of Nations
    27%
  • Founder's Day
    22%
  • SING!
    22%
  • Winter Carnival
    10%
  • Sports Awards
    6%
  • Senior Mixer
    5%
  • The School Play
    5%

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%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.73 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.73 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.73 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.83 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.83 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.83 responses
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Townsend Harris has many strengths, including its push for health and fitness, rigorous courses, encouraging teachers, diverse and driven student body, and many more. The physical education classes are rather intense, which help to incorporate exercise in students' lives. Townsend challenges students by offering AP courses and college classes (for seniors). Teachers genuinely care about the wellbeing of the students and contribute to their success. The student body is extremely diverse and is inclusive of all races (The spring production FON - festival of nations - reflects this).
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I love Townsend Harris for its vigorous Honors and AP programs that help me prepare for college courses. Extracurriculars such as SING! and the Festival of Nations create a lively and busy atmosphere. Lately, the Interim Acting Principal Rosemarie Jahoda has been sub-par with her duties and needs to be replaced with a better qualified principal. Hopefully, the DOE will fix this!
Townsend Harris gives educational experience and opportunities in extracurriculars. There are over 20 athletics teams and over 40 clubs. There are academic clubs and teams such as the Robotics Club Team, the school has competed in Regionals and Nationals and the team is FRC 2601 Steel Hawks. The Science Olympiad Team (alias SCIOLY in the school) competes in Regionals. The school promotes the the creative arts due to a school performance SINGH and Festival Of Nations. The students write script, dance, sing, and perform
The school has all Honors classes and offers AP classes. There were projects known as collaterals which can be up to 20% of your grade, and the test grade can be up to 70% to even 85% in most classes. You do get about three hours of homework. The teachers do have office hours. You will be required to take two years of a Classical Language (choose between Latin and Greek) as well as a Modern Language (choose between Japanese, French, and Spanish).