Townsend Harris High School in Queens, NY - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,151
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    441 4.0
  • Ranking

Townsend Harris High School is a public coed school in Queens, New York. It has 1,151 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 441 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

14911 Melbourne Ave
Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 575-5580

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 441 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: This school is very safe. Because its so close knit, no one really has trouble with safety or bullying and things like that.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are many clubs and organizations to join. There's something for everyone.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This is a very small school and so everyone knows each other. Its a really friendly environment for both students and staff.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers at Townsend Harris are truly the best you can ask for. They really care about the students.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The school safety agents allow for a safe and fun environment. They are friendly and know the ways of the building and ensure the safety and well being of each student and the faculty members.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Robert F. Kennedy Community High School 1 mi. 689
2.33 East-West School of International Studies 1 mi. 643
3.00 The Queens School of Inquiry 1 mi. 588
3.00 Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School 1 mi. 804
2.33 Queens Collegiate - A College Board School 2 mi. 648

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

Gender

Gender
Female 70%
Male 29%

Student Diversity

Townsend Harris High School United States New York East-West School of International Studies Queens Collegiate - A College Board School Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School Robert F. Kennedy Community High School The Queens School of Inquiry
Asian 58.0% 4.8% 9.1% 66.0% 23.0% 38.0% 31.0% 38.0%
White 21.0% 51.0% 47.8% 4.0% 2.0% 3.0% 20.0% 18.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 25.0% 24.3% 16.0% 18.0% 13.0% 36.0% 25.0%
African American 5.0% 15.0% 16.7% 11.0% 52.0% 42.0% 11.0% 16.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 23.2%
Grade 10 25.1%
Grade 11 27.1%
Grade 12 24.6%

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 61 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 16% Academic excellence and supportive teachers
  • 13% There are a lot of clubs
  • 13% Festival of Nations
  • 11% The teachers are kind
  • 10% Close-knit community
  • 10% Great kids
  • 9% Teachers push you to reveal your best self!
  • 6% Rigorous academics
  • 3% Some teachers teach you more than the subject
  • 2% SING!
  • 2% MSA/MIST
  • 1% Robotics
  • 1% Science Olympiad
  • 1% VOLLEYBALL
  • 1% S!NG
  • 1% Wrestling
  • 1% Positive peer pressure

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 23% Too much work
  • 21% Stressful
  • 17% Too many tests
  • 16% Freshman gym
  • 15% It's a top school so get ready to work
  • 6% School food
  • 1% Size and Privacy

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 44 responses

  • 68% Academic excellence
  • 27% The community is very small
  • 5% Welcoming community (students not administration)

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 56% Academically challenging
  • 27% Welcoming, but challenging
  • 15% Welcoming and friendly
  • 2% Horrific

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 56% Be prepared to work hard
  • 25% Be open-minded and ready to work hard & play hard!
  • 17% Freshman gym
  • 3% Participate in an afterschool activity

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 10% 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.