Townsend Harris High School in New York City, NY - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,116
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    367 4.0
  • Ranking

Townsend Harris High School is a public school in New York City, New York. It has 1,116 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 367 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

149-11 Melbourne Ave
Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 575-5580

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 367 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I would choose this school again if I could do it all over because of the college level preparation and its focus on creating our futures.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I love this school. Even though, it is stressful, it prepares for college. In fact, college seems comparatively easier than high school. The tests challenge us and the workload only prepares for real life when we get our own jobs. Over all, it prepares us to succeed in life so that we continue to make the world greater than we found it.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Food: They feed us what the state wants us kids to eat. It's not like they have a choice in choosing what to cook.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Dress code and attendance are pretty strict.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Mostly great teachers with a bad egg here and there.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Robert F. Kennedy Community High School 1 mi. 693
2.00 East-West School of International Studies 1 mi. 645
4.00 The Queens School of Inquiry 1 mi. 589
3.33 Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School 1 mi. 821
2.33 High School for Arts & Business 2 mi. 869

Around Townsend Harris High School

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

Gender

Gender
Male 29%
Female 70%

Student Diversity

Townsend Harris High School United States East-West School of International Studies High School for Arts & Business Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School Robert F. Kennedy Community High School The Queens School of Inquiry
Asian 56.0% 4.8% 60.0% 8.0% 35.0% 29.0% 40.0%
White 23.0% 51.0% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 23.0% 18.0%
Hispanic 13.0% 25.0% 18.0% 80.0% 15.0% 35.0% 24.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 13.0% 7.0% 45.0% 10.0% 15.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 2.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 27.6%
Grade 10 25.1%
Grade 11 23.7%
Grade 12 23.6%

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 38 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 20% Academic excellence and supportive teachers
  • 14% There are a lot of clubs
  • 12% The teachers are kind
  • 12% Close-knit community
  • 10% Great kids
  • 10% Teachers push you to reveal your best self!
  • 9% Festival of Nations
  • 6% Rigorous academics
  • 3% Some teachers teach you more than the subject
  • 1% Robotics
  • 1% MSA/MIST
  • 1% VOLLEYBALL

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 25% Too much work
  • 22% Stressful
  • 19% Too many tests
  • 16% Freshman gym
  • 11% It's a top school so get ready to work
  • 5% School food
  • 2% Size and Privacy

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 71% Academic excellence
  • 29% The community is very small

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 69% Academically challenging
  • 23% Welcoming and friendly
  • 4% Horrific
  • 4% Welcoming, but challenging

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 61% Be prepared to work hard
  • 18% Freshman gym
  • 18% Be open-minded and ready to work hard & play hard!
  • 4% Participate in an afterschool activity

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 85% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.