Stuyvesant High School in New York City, NY - Niche

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Stuyvesant High School is a public school in New York City, New York. It has 3,297 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 577 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

345 Chambers St
New York, NY 10282
(212) 312-4800

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 577 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Despite the insane work loads, the stress, and the frequent lack of sleep, the overall experience is wonderful. The students are so loving and accepting and it's not hard to find people you can connect to. The variety of courses and after school programs allows one to do something that they're passionate about but might not be as accessible outside of the school. The sports teams and the different communities of clubs and programs are as close as families are. The environment is a safe and nurturing one and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Food: The school lunch isn't that great but students are allowed to go outside for lunch and several students tend to take that route; especially if they have lunch as early as 10 am
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: There's a great variety of sports as well as physical education electives and the teams are all amazing.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Teachers: Some teachers aren't too passionate about their subject but the majority are in love with what they teach. You can see the love they have for the class they teach while they're teaching and it makes you enjoy the class even more.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There's such a variety of extracurriculars. There's a club centered around almost everyone's passion or hobby and because of this, so many people find their place in certain clubs/ other extracurriculars.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.33 Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers 1 mi. 2,060
2.66 High School for Health Professions & Human Service 2 mi. 1,762
2.00 William L. Dickinson High School 2 mi. 2,318
3.00 Union City High School 4 mi. 2,124
4.00 Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts 4 mi. 2,604

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


Male 59%
Female 40%

Student Diversity

Stuyvesant High School United States Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts High School for Health Professions & Human Service Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers Union City High School William L. Dickinson High School
Asian 71.0% 4.7% 19.0% 20.0% 10.0% 1.0% 21.0%
White 23.0% 51.6% 49.0% 5.0% 2.0% 2.0% 13.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 24.5% 16.0% 49.0% 46.0% 95.0% 45.0%
African American 1.0% 15.2% 13.0% 24.0% 40.0% 1.0% 17.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.7%
Grade 10 25.1%
Grade 11 25.7%
Grade 12 24.5%

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 63 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 50 responses

  • 30% The students
  • 27% Slightly competitive but friendly environment
  • 23% The diversity of classes available
  • 17% Interesting members of faculty
  • 3% Academically-focused environment.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 30% Frequently malfunctioning escalators
  • 19% Homework load.
  • 19% Difficulty of getting the classes you want
  • 14% Certain graduation requirements
  • 10% DOE forces you to take classes you do not like.
  • 4% Incredibly stressful
  • 2% Teachers who are indifferent
  • 2% There are too many students
  • 1% Late homework assignment from some of the teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 48 responses

  • 29% High college acceptance and academic success
  • 29% All of the above.
  • 25% Impressive Range of Available Classes
  • 17% Competitive

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 59% Intellectually Stimulating
  • 20% Competitive
  • 16% Best of the best
  • 2% Overrated
  • 2% Multi-talented

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 51% Time management skills are a must.
  • 38% Prepare to work for your grades.
  • 11% It's a lot harder than you think it is.
  • 0% You won't always be in control of your education

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 3% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 6% I hate everything about this school.