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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 594 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.6 from 594 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Academics: The academics are excellent and the vast majority of students obtain an iota of information from their classes; however, LaGuardia is an arts school, so the vast majority of students will be more focused on the arts than the academics.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: It's a very diverse school in comparison to other schools I know of, especially given the diverse city LaGuardia is located in. All the students are constantly exposed to a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, races, etc. so the vast majority of students are rather open-minded and accepting of individuals who are not like them.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The safety procedures and policies are enforced but could be enforced more strongly. I feel safe at scholl and rarely encounter any safety or health issue. In the case that I am confronted with a problem, the staff does a satisfactory job at helping me resolve the issue.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School was and still is my dream high school; words cannot express how grateful I am to have been gifted with the honor to attend such a prestigious, life-changing, artistically challenging and encouraging school. I honestly could not have asked to attend a more satisfactory school than LaGuardia and I give endless thanks to this school for drastically shaping me into who I am today. I will cherish my experience at LaGuardia and all the memories I made here forever. LaGuardia will forever hold a special place in my heart.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Food: The school food is oftentimes unappetizing; an appealing meal is hard to come by. Some meals do not even appear to be edible.

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2.00 Art & Design High School 1 mi. 1,342
2.00 Memorial High School 2 mi. 1,717
2.33 The High School of Fashion Industries 2 mi. 1,596

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


Female 73%
Male 26%

Student Diversity

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts United States Art & Design High School High School for Environmental Studies High School of Graphic Communication Arts Memorial High School The High School of Fashion Industries
White 49.0% 51.6% 13.0% 11.0% 2.0% 2.0% 4.0%
Asian 19.0% 4.7% 8.0% 16.0% 3.0% 0% 3.0%
Hispanic 16.0% 24.5% 51.0% 57.0% 63.0% 95.0% 52.0%
African American 13.0% 15.2% 25.0% 14.0% 30.0% 1.0% 39.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 54 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 24% Helps you admire art while working academically
  • 19% Forces you to work hard
  • 18% It builds character and prepares you for college
  • 13% Helps you learn how to handle fun and work
  • 13% The shows
  • 9% Teaches you how to deal with with unhelpful staff
  • 4% Allows you to have multiple periods of your studio

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 24% Boy to girl ratio
  • 22% Some teachers are still around who should be fired
  • 21% No outside lunch/free periods
  • 15% The bathrooms
  • 8% Some classes are incredibly overcrowded
  • 5% The fact that it's run like a penal institution
  • 2% Art department needs better funding
  • 1% Wish they had a boys swim team as well
  • 1% Music department needs better funding

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 38 responses

  • 47% It's an arts school- has music, tech, dance, drama
  • 24% It's a prestigious art school in all aspects
  • 18% All performing and visual arts are offered
  • 11% It's an arts school- has music, art, dance, drama

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 32% It's a life-changing experience but challenging
  • 30% You can make it a great experience if you want to
  • 24% It's unique in every single way.
  • 14% 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 36 responses

  • 67% Learn how to balance and enjoy your work
  • 17% Be prepared to work hard
  • 8% Get ready to hire tutors.
  • 6% Try to find a balance between music and academics
  • 3% Be sure you are passionate and dedicated to arts

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 22% I love everything about this school.
  • 63% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.