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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
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Townsend Harris High School is a top rated, public school located in Flushing, NY. It has 1,144 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.

Townsend Harris High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1390
705 responses
Average ACT
31
168 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+
Median Household Income
$54,381
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$949
Median Home Value
$607,691
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.79 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.79 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 263 responses
Report
  • Festival of Nations
    24%
  • Founder's Day
    19%
  • SING!
    19%
  • Winter Carnival
    8%
  • Sports Awards
    7%
  • Senior Mixer
    6%
  • The School Play
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,144
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.80 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.80 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.80 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.96 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.96 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.96 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
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.106 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.106 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.106 responses
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Townsend Harris High School Reviews

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Overall, one of the best aspects of Townsend Harris is the way the curriculum prepares students for higher education. The rigorous expectations throughout all classes make us great contenders for top universities, through our full transcripts and learning skills. There are also many activities at Townsend, which is my favorite part about attending the school. As a rising senior, I can definitely say that the variety of options in extracurriculars is astounding, from sports, academic teams, arts productions, and many more! However, with the pros of a strong education also come the cons of stress. Most, if not all, students feel overworked or burnout at some point during each school year. Administration could be doing a better job at ensuring resources for mental health, which should be a given in schools with such a competitive environment. I will say that there are definitely improvements being made in resource accessibility for students, as well as transparency from administration.
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The three months that I have attended this school for have caused me to have a positive impression on it. Freshman year of high school comprises a myriad of difficulties and with the assistance I am currently receiving from all the staff, I haven't experienced any of the hardships I expected yet. The school's welcoming nature allows students to adjust rapidly and call it their second home in no time. One of my favorite things about this school is how much they care for the students, for there is a testing schedule to prevent stress and to help us manage the rigorous course. Despite all the phenomenal aspects of this high school, much of the student body, including me, wish the physical education class wasn't this intense, as we are mandated to run unpleasant miles frequently. Aside from that, Townsend Harris High School is an overall outstanding school and I am looking forward to gaining an amazing high school experience throughout all the years to come!
Theres a reason we are number one in the state and number 5 in the US. Its the community, the passion for learning, and the hard work that each and every student puts in. I wouldn't trade my experience at townsend for the world, despite the work load, stress over tests and late nights spent studying. As long as you balance your school life with your regular life by joining clubs, having a close knit group of friends and enjoying every opportunity you will be fine!