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Townsend Harris High School is a public school in New York City, New York. It has 1,140 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 354 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 354 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school has provided many opportunities for me to find out my real self. In freshman year, I came into high school as a scared little freshman but because of the comforting and friendly environment, I was able to warm up to people and become very social. I participate in a number of extracurriculars, including SING (a student-run performance that includes dancing, acting, and singing - I was a dancer and actor), Moot Court, Varsity Basketball, and Varsity Volleyball.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Food: The food options are not the best but not the worst. I always consider other places of the developing world that may have worse options.
    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: Sometimes the school gives demerits (our form of discipline; when you get a certain amount of demerits, privileges are taken away), but the school administrators give demerits for petty things that should not be considered something to be disciplined for.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: The facilities in this school are mediocre because of the population of the school is not very high.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers all show a passion for teaching and love the children they teach. Sometimes the work load can be a bit too much.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 P.S. 165 - Edith K. Bergtraum 0 mi. 642
3.33 P.S. 120 - Queens 1 mi. 873
3.66 P.S. 163 - Flushing Heights 1 mi. 576
3.00 Robert F. Kennedy Community High School 1 mi. 721
4.00 The Queens School of Inquiry 1 mi. 588

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


Male 29%
Female 70%


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 36 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 20% Academic excellence and supportive teachers
  • 13% There are a lot of clubs
  • 12% The teachers are kind
  • 12% Close-knit community
  • 11% Teachers push you to reveal your best self!
  • 11% Great kids
  • 9% Festival of Nations
  • 6% Rigorous academics
  • 2% Some teachers teach you more than the subject
  • 1% Robotics
  • 1% MSA/MIST

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 28% Too much work
  • 22% Stressful
  • 18% Too many tests
  • 14% Freshman gym
  • 10% It's a top school so get ready to work
  • 6% School food
  • 2% Size and Privacy

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 22 responses

  • 68% Academic excellence
  • 32% The community is very small

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 70% Academically challenging
  • 26% Welcoming and friendly
  • 4% Horrific
  • 0% Welcoming, but challenging

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 58% Be prepared to work hard
  • 21% Be open-minded and ready to work hard & play hard!
  • 21% Freshman gym

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% 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.