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
    758 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 758 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 758 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school has mmany opprotunites and lots of ways to express yourself whether you are a visual or performing artist. One of things I liked was the chance to work in a professional theater through a partnership to be a coatumes intern at Lag's technical theater program.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: At Lagaurdia, there's is a mix of good and bad teachers depending in what classes are choosen that year. Often teachers do not employ an attentive method of teaching that is uninspirational overall.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There were some extracurriculars that I took part in, but they were not well advertised around the school. Also, most extracurriculars were for people in specific classes and specific majors, and it had to be that way because those extracurriculars were used to prepare for performances.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I loved attending this school. I loved the atmosphere where everyone was extremely accepting of each others differences. One thing that was poor in this school was its sciences, which was the poorest subject taught at the school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers are mostly very knowledgable, they command respect of the classroom and are willing to stay on one subject until the last student understands the lesson. The teachers genuinely care about the students and grade according to their grading policy.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.00 A. Philip Randolph Campus High School 3 mi. 1,374
4.00 Manhattan Center for Science & Mathematics 3 mi. 1,594

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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 112 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 92 responses

  • 18% Helps you admire art while working academically
  • 16% Forces you to work hard
  • 15% It builds character and prepares you for college
  • 13% Allows you to have multiple periods of your studio
  • 13% Helps you learn how to handle fun and work
  • 13% The shows
  • 8% Teaches you how to deal with with unhelpful staff
  • 3% Builds confidence
  • 0% 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 94 responses

  • 27% It's an arts school- has music, tech, dance, drama
  • 26% It's a prestigious art school in all aspects
  • 16% All performing and visual arts are offered
  • 15% It's not just an arts school, academics are hard
  • 9% It's an arts school- has music, art, dance, drama
  • 7% It's considered the top Arts HS
  • 1% The top arts high school in the world

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 93 responses

  • 30% You can make it a great experience if you want to
  • 26% It's a life-changing experience but challenging
  • 25% It's unique in every single way.
  • 16% It shaped me into who I am today, I am so grateful
  • 3% Meh....

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 86 responses

  • 19% I love everything about this school.
  • 72% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.