Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts in Manhattan, NY - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,730
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    788 3.6
  • Ranking

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts is a public coed school in Manhattan, New York. It has 2,730 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 788 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 788 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: Although the academics are very strenuous and challenging, the classes offered are great and yhere is such a variety. I took AP Spanish and AP composition last year and yes I was very stressed out, however I thoroughly believe that I came out of my junior year as a better person. My AP comp teacher, Mr. H made me think very hard every day in class about the world around us, and how we could make it a better place. I think I evolved as a Spanish speaker and a writer.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Overall, my school is definitely accepting of anyone. With such a big school there is an evident diversity throughout the students being different race, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation. Our school rarely has.bullying problems which is great, the social scene is usually seen on the lincoln center steps, where the pot heads are smoking marijuana, and skate boarding down the streets.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: My school offers a wide range of clubs, including step team, black student union, LGBT alliance, key club , year book committee, etc. It also has a good amount of sport teams like the gymnastic team, bowling, volleyball, etc. Howvere, what I was disappointed about in my school this year was. While starting the college process, my guidance counselor has not been very helpful whatsoever. The administration support definitely needs to improve in my opinion.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Being that LaGuardia is both an arts school and an academic school, there is such a variety of classes to choose from. That's definitely what I love about it. I love that fact that the kids here are so uniques and so passionate about their art. There's so many different AP classes where the student can challenge themselves and there's also many rigorous art classss. For example, I'm in senior chorus, one of the hardest chorus' to get into in my school. However, I'm not sure if I would do it over again, because although Inhad many great experiences here and made many great friends, I'm ready for college!
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: In LaGuardia high school, it is such a big school, and there are so many students in one class that it takes a teacher a while to learn the student's name. The quality of a teacher varies through out classes. I am a vocal major and my music teachers are amazing, however, my geometry teacher from freshman year did not know how to control a class, and sometimes the teachers can be very oblivious.

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

Gender

Gender
Female 72%
Male 27%

Student Diversity

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts United States New York A. Philip Randolph Campus High School High School for Health Professions & Human Service Long Island City High School Manhattan Center for Science & Mathematics The High School Of Fashion Industries
White 46.0% 51.0% 47.8% 1.0% 5.0% 9.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Asian 19.0% 4.8% 9.1% 4.0% 21.0% 15.0% 19.0% 4.0%
Hispanic 19.0% 25.0% 24.3% 61.0% 49.0% 62.0% 57.0% 53.0%
African American 11.0% 15.0% 16.7% 31.0% 22.0% 11.0% 19.0% 37.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 1.5% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.2%
Grade 10 25.4%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 24.9%

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 118 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 100 responses

  • 17% Helps you admire art while working academically
  • 15% Forces you to work hard
  • 14% It builds character and prepares you for college
  • 14% The shows
  • 13% Allows you to have multiple periods of your studio
  • 12% Helps you learn how to handle fun and work
  • 8% Teaches you how to deal with with unhelpful staff
  • 4% Builds confidence
  • 2% Provides a comprehensive education in your art
  • 1% Creates a climate in which students do their best

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 62 responses

  • 22% Some teachers are still around who should be fired
  • 20% No outside lunch/free periods
  • 19% Boy to girl ratio
  • 16% The bathrooms
  • 7% Art department needs better funding
  • 6% Some classes are incredibly overcrowded
  • 5% The fact that it's run like a penal institution
  • 5% Music department needs better funding
  • 1% Wish they had a boys swim team as well

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 102 responses

  • 25% It's an arts school- has music, tech, dance, drama
  • 25% It's a prestigious art school in all aspects
  • 16% It's not just an arts school, academics are hard
  • 15% All performing and visual arts are offered
  • 9% It's an arts school- has music, art, dance, drama
  • 8% It's considered the top Arts HS
  • 2% The top arts high school in the world

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 101 responses

  • 31% You can make it a great experience if you want to
  • 27% It's a life-changing experience but challenging
  • 23% It's unique in every single way.
  • 15% It shaped me into who I am today, I am so grateful
  • 3% Meh....
  • 2% Glad to be here

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 66 responses

  • 56% Learn how to balance and enjoy your work
  • 20% Be prepared to work hard
  • 12% Try to find a balance between music and academics
  • 8% Be sure you are passionate and dedicated to arts
  • 5% Get ready to hire tutors.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 94 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.