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Townsend Harris High School is a public school in New York City, NY. It has 1,098 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 212 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Senior

On Student Culture & Diversity: There are many different cultures represented. Nobody feels different or left out. Sexual orientation is not something to worry about here.

4
High School Senior

On Administration & Policies: My guidance counselor has been great during my stressful college process. I've talked with her on numerous occasions and each time she has given me the advice i sought. The dress code is very strict. Some of the rules are smart, but some seem silly to me.

4
High School Senior

On Health & Safety: There is not much bullying that takes place at Townsend. Bullying is addressed as a very serious matter. At school I never feel at risk. There are security guards all over the man floor and sometimes roaming the halls.

4
High School Senior

On Academics: There are many challenging courses that one can take here. The choice of electives allows everyone to pick a class that truly interests them. The teachers also care about their students and what they are teaching.

4
High School Senior

On Overall Experience: I really enjoyed coming to Townsend Harris for high school. The people here are very friendly and I made some great friends over the year. The school provided enough extracurricular activities to keep me engaged.

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Townsend Harris High School is a public school in New York City, NY. It has 1,098 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 212 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

100%

Test Performance

96
Townsend Harris High School performed better than 96% of other schools on New York math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
2000

Based on 122 students surveyed
Math
680
Verbal
650
Writing
670

ACT:
31

Based on 30 students surveyed
Math
31
English
31
Reading
32
Science
29
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 36% There are a lot of clubs
  • 29% Academic excellence and supportive teachers
  • 29% The teachers are kind
  • 7% Great kids

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Be prepared to work hard
  • 20% Freshman gym

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 83% Academically challenging
  • 17% Welcoming and friendly

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Academic excellence
  • 20% The community is very small

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
31.2%
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Female
68.8%
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Racial Diversity

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Asian
55.3%
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White
26.2%
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Hispanic
12.7%
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African American
5.6%
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Native American
0.2%
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Pacific Islander
0%
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Multiracial
0%