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
337 responses
Average ACT
31
103 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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.50 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 139 responses
Report
  • Festival of Nations
    27%
  • SING!
    22%
  • Founder's Day
    22%
  • Winter Carnival
    10%
  • Sports Awards
    6%
  • The School Play
    5%
  • Senior Mixer
    4%

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%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 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
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.77 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.77 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.77 responses

Townsend Harris High School Reviews

469 reviews
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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!
Review Townsend Harris High School
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.