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Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts is a public school in New York City, New York. It has 2,604 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 99% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 546 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

100 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023
(212) 496-0700

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 546 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Going to LaGuardia was an overall great, life-changing experience. It has really helped me become the mature, serious student I am today. It has taught me to create a balance between academics and music and has also given me the opportunity to develop my techniques, perform concerts professionally, meet peers who share my passion, and meet both academic and music teachers that have made my high school career as enjoyable as it was.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: I personally do not eat lunch in the cafeteria. From what I have seen, the food is not high quality or good.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: There is not a strong emphasis on the dress code at LaGuardia, probably because it is an arts schools and students are free to express themselves based on how they dress. The principal seems to be involved with many school decisions but does not really have direct involvement with students. There are some good guidance counselors, but they will definitely help you and answer questions about the college process when you need them to.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Since LaGuardia is a school majorly (if not completely) dedicated to the arts, there is not much school spirit when it comes to sports. There are a good number of sports teams, and a good number of students do participate, but not many students come out to watch sports games and we do not have fields or a football team.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers in LaGuardia are very knowledgable. They each have their own unique teaching style and do a great job relating their lessons to real-life situations. Their communication skills are great and they do a great job controlling and engaging their classes.

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 73%
Male 26%


Grade 9 25.5%
Grade 10 27.1%
Grade 11 26.0%
Grade 12 21.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 84% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 27% Helps you admire art while working academically
  • 21% Forces you to work hard
  • 18% It builds character and prepares you for college
  • 14% Helps you learn how to handle fun and work
  • 12% The shows
  • 8% Teaches you how to deal with with unhelpful staff

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 26% Boy to girl ratio
  • 22% Some teachers are still around who should be fired
  • 22% No outside lunch/free periods
  • 16% The bathrooms
  • 8% Some classes are incredibly overcrowded
  • 5% The fact that it's run like a penal institution
  • 1% Music department needs better funding

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 32 responses

  • 56% It's an arts school- has music, tech, dance, drama
  • 19% All performing and visual arts are offered
  • 16% It's a prestigious art school in all aspects
  • 9% It's an arts school- has music, art, dance, drama

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 39% It's a life-changing experience but challenging
  • 29% You can make it a great experience if you want to
  • 23% It's unique in every single way.
  • 10% It shaped me into who I am today, I am so grateful

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 68% Learn how to balance and enjoy your work
  • 19% Be prepared to work hard
  • 10% Get ready to hire tutors.
  • 3% Try to find a balance between music and academics

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 21 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 24% I love everything about this school.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 19% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.