Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, NY - Niche

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Stuyvesant High School is a public coed school in Manhattan, New York. It has 3,293 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 725 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 725 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Academics: The academics at Stuyvesant High School are the top in the nation. The curriculum certainly challenges all students to perform at a level at comfortable level above their ability. This slight challenge forces students to learn and engage in the classroom. The scheduling process can be tumultuous, especially during schedule change days. The workload is manageable, but can be extremely tough if a students wishes to balance school and a more involved extracurricular, such as speech and debate, or the football team. There are many special studies option, such as Intel research and other completions. The most popular classes are usually the English classes, because the English department really attempt to diversify learning from everyday STEM classes.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: The student cultural is based mainly around the Asian community, however, that has never seemed a problem to me. If the kids are gifted enough to attend a school of such prestige, then there shouldn't be a problem with whether they are Asian or African.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: From my experience in participating in quite a few extracurricular activities, I have enjoyed however much Stuyvesant High School has facilitated for the students. However, there should be more focus on the athletes and the sports team in general.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school's academics itself are excellent. Everything else besides academics are of little to no interest to the students or even the parents.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers are selfless, hardworking adults, looking to make real changes in students that are engaged in the classroom.

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


Female 40%
Male 59%

Student Diversity

Stuyvesant High School United States New York Aviation Career & Technical High School Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts High School for Health Professions & Human Service New Explorations into Science,Technology & Math School The High School Of Fashion Industries
Asian 73.0% 4.8% 9.1% 29.0% 19.0% 21.0% 32.0% 4.0%
White 21.0% 51.0% 47.8% 10.0% 46.0% 5.0% 43.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 24.3% 51.0% 19.0% 49.0% 11.0% 53.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 16.7% 6.0% 11.0% 22.0% 9.0% 37.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.5% 1.0% 3.0% 0% 3.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.8%
Grade 10 24.8%
Grade 11 24.6%
Grade 12 24.8%

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

  • 80% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 98 responses

  • 22% The students
  • 21% Slightly competitive but friendly environment
  • 20% The diversity of classes available
  • 14% Interesting members of faculty
  • 11% Academically-focused environment.
  • 10% Extra curricular activities
  • 2% Reputation

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 69 responses

  • 24% Frequently malfunctioning escalators
  • 18% Homework load.
  • 18% Difficulty of getting the classes you want
  • 11% Certain graduation requirements
  • 9% Incredibly stressful
  • 8% DOE forces you to take classes you do not like.
  • 4% Teachers who are indifferent
  • 3% Incredibly competative
  • 3% There are too many students
  • 2% Late homework assignment from some of the teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 99 responses

  • 51% All of the above.
  • 21% High college acceptance and academic success
  • 18% Impressive Range of Available Classes
  • 10% Competitive

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 99 responses

  • 37% Intellectually Stimulating
  • 25% Competitive
  • 19% Best of the best
  • 8% All of the above
  • 7% Multi-talented
  • 2% Overrated
  • 1% Overwhelming

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 69 responses

  • 52% Time management skills are a must.
  • 38% Prepare to work for your grades.
  • 7% It's a lot harder than you think it is.
  • 3% You won't always be in control of your education

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 85 responses

  • 16% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 2% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.