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
    773 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 773 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 773 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school provides students the opportunity to complete a dual mission, in which they get a thorough introduction as well as many engaging opportunities regarding the arts, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for college.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: I think that for the most part we have teachers that actually care about us.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: Pros: the teachers that are great will really influence you to do great in class. They have great varieties in ap classes. The workload is average.

    Cons: the teachers that are bad will make you not understand anything, and some of them favor students and pick on the people that do not do well in his/her class. Scheduling needs to be improved greatly.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: pro: security has improved con: security guards are getting prettier by the minute. I can't even eat and sit down by the locker section while eating because the guards want us to be locked up in the cafeteria. And we can't use the elevator even though our bags are heavier than the teachers or other faculty members. That should change.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Many different clubs and that's great. But it starts to die down during the school year because of the high standards that this school expects us to fulfill.

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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 116 responses

  • 78% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 96 responses

  • 18% Helps you admire art while working academically
  • 15% Forces you to work hard
  • 14% It builds character and prepares you for college
  • 13% Allows you to have multiple periods of your studio
  • 13% The shows
  • 13% Helps you learn how to handle fun and work
  • 9% Teaches you how to deal with with unhelpful staff
  • 4% Builds confidence
  • 1% 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 98 responses

  • 26% It's an arts school- has music, tech, dance, drama
  • 26% 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
  • 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 97 responses

  • 30% You can make it a great experience if you want to
  • 28% It's a life-changing experience but challenging
  • 24% It's unique in every single way.
  • 15% 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 90 responses

  • 18% I love everything about this school.
  • 72% 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.