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9-12
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Long Island City, NY
Students enrolled: 3,359
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After care: Yes

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14-30 Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11106

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(718) 545-7095
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September 12, 2014
My daughter is a freshman at this school. Last night, she complained to me that there were two boys in her history class who were not even LICH students. Apparently many of the freshman students have not received photo ID's yet. I called the school and told the head of security about this problem and she hung up on me. It's only September and I might have to start thinking about moving to my daughter to another school if this is how LICH's administration treats the parents of its students.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
Great and many opportunities can be made in this school there are so many extra curricular activities everyday and the faculty and staff are always at the top of their game.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2013
I went to Long Island City High School when it was in the old building. It was and still a great school. I am very happy to see that it is still fully operational as an educational beacon. LongIsland High School is vital and essential to Queens and for the educational institutions OF the City of New York. It is diverse thus it should remain open. I suggest that the New York City Department of Education incorporate American Sign Language as a course to be taught exclusively at Long Island City High School to students who are not deaf.

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2012
LIC HS has been in turmoil during the last 3 years, due to a drop in the graduation rate to a small percentage below the NYC standards. This is not caused by the lack of the teachers' knowledge and abilities, as the mayor has suggested, but rather by the changing student population, and the scramble to create new procedures to keep up with the incoming students' needs. LIC is not failing because the teachers and students have given up. The constant changes in the administration and new DOE policies have taken the spirit out of the school, the parents, the teachers, the administrators, the students, and the neighborhood. The graduation rate drop is due to the challenges of preparing the English Language Learners and Special Services Students to pass NY state required tests needed to fulfill NYS graduation requirements. Everyone in LIC is working harder than ever, and no one should be blamed for failing to meet an almost impossible task. Morale is down, and the DOE is fixing this by requiring more teacher observations, taking away teacher preparation time to hold more meetings to discuss the student problem, and adding more layers of checks and balances. What???????

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2012
My daughter entered this school specifically for its Culinary Program, but discovered that although its Culinary Program is amazing, there is so much more to commend it. The majority of her teachers were dedicated and fair professionals who encouraged her to experience all the school has to offer. And she did. Along with being a member of the National Honor Society, she was a member of the Robotics Team, the Law/Debate Team, the Handball Team, the Lacrosse Team, and the Bowling Team. She became Captain of the Bowling Team and won the trophy for Best Female H.S. bowler in Queens. She was scouted for scholarships from colleges with bowling teams. But turned them down b/c she got a full scholarship to Culinary Institute of America. Educating a child is a partnership and with the help of the teachers, staff and opportunities available at L.I.C. H.S., we did a fine job. This is an excellent school!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2011
The Special Education program is better than at some of the states private charter schools.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
This school is great so far! I am a freshman at LICHS and I have to say it is more than I expected it to be. I expected it to be bad and dull but it is the complete opposite! This school has great teachers and as well as students. Everyone is great and you'll blend right in! The academics here are great I am in all honors and their really giving me and education. It all depends on the student cause their the one that make the choices!

- submitted by a student
June 08, 2010
As a senior in lic high school now going to college, I'd have to say this school did a good job to make me get to the level I am at now. Any others that say otherwise shouldn't blame the teachers and school for themselves for not striving to do good. Unlike other high school's you can leave from any door of the school at any time; whether you have classes or not. This leads kids to cut and in turn brings them down. Teachers and guidance are top notch, some of which you will never forget. Facilities are also great although the use of them in lic high school need some work. I went to this school because it was convenient and because I was told that the teachers were very good. I see now that was true.

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2010
its ok right now but skool lunches need to be a bit better and they need to put more time in between periods so the students that want to learn can get to get there classes on time and i speak on behalf of all my classmates

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2010
this school is terrible. terrible teachers and terrible education. they don't prepare you the way they should for universities.

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October 08, 2009
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October 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 28, 2009
my daughter likes this school. first year here. however her classes have been changed 3x, as soon as she settles down & starts making friends, she gets a new program. get it together administration. it's not fun going into a class, sitting through attendance then realizing your name wasn't called, teacher telling you to leave, you no longer belong here. two other comments about this school. they do not have a website. why is that? in this day & age. I'm sure some ot the kids would be able to get one up & running with very little guidence from the staff. this school has plenty of sports. at orientation the princilpal stressed joining a team & said the coaches will approach the freshman until they join something. my daughter signed up for 5 of them and has yet to be notified by a coach or team member about joining.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
awesome teachersss and great friends..

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Cause we have great academics, athletic teams, clubs, teachers and a Olympic sized pool.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
this school has amazing teachers, all of them are excellent and friendly. we have great ap classes and various electives which is a good thing we have chocies. its the same thing with our gyms, this school offer many things for us; I'm glad i picked this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
this school is one of many schools who accepts and make our classes easier. the teachers are great they help us a lot even with smiles on their faces. i enjoy going to this school its very friendly and it has many choices to pick. this school also has better school lunch than other schools which is a good thing, we have a school store which is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2009
If you plan on joining any sport, you are sure to be able to find great ones at long island city high school. All extra. curricular activities at this wonderful school is open to any student that is interested in being a well rounded individual inside and out :)

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2009
this school is an amazing school it is hard to find a school with facilities such as these that are offered especially in new york .the teachers clearly know what they are doing

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January 26, 2009
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December 04, 2008
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November 11, 2008
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November 07, 2008
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October 29, 2008
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October 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 30, 2008
A excellent school I have had 4 generations that have gone to this school and we absoultly love it. 5 STARS

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September 24, 2008
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September 04, 2008
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September 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 25, 2008
Both my daughters graduated from LIC ('06 and '08). Now my son is starting 9th grade in Sept. 2008. I guess the third time's a charm! LIC offers a wide range of programs that cover a lot of topics, even if the high school directory currently only shows 4. The Academies have also helped kids so they don't have to run from the 1st floor to the 6th in between classes. The few downsides are the overcrowding and really staggered schedule from some students but the diversity outweighs these problems. They also have a wide range of sports and one of the few schools with a pool so kids can learn to swim.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 08, 2008
I am a student at LICHS. I am going to be a junior and I really like the school. It's in great, safe neighborhood, and transportation is really easy, the closest subway is 5 blocks from the school and the closest bus is right on the school block. People have said it is a bad school because of low graduation rates, when I, a student there have not met one kid that has dropped out. Its a good school with a lot of tivities. The downside is the security guards an be rude.

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June 27, 2008
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March 13, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating January 24, 2008
I graduated from LIC in 2003. Over all it is a very good school w/ plenty of Advance Placement classes and extracurricular activities, more than other high schools in my opinion. Most of my classmates went of to college, ranging from Cooper Union to Vanderbilt to the CUNY/SUNY colleges. This high school offers plenty of opportunities to succeed but students just need to take advantage of them.

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December 23, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 28, 2007
As a parent with a sophmore at LIC and an 8th grader who plans to enter next year, I am very happy with the school. Yes, it is overcrowded but it has downsized over recent years and the school day has been made shorter. Very few public high schools offer such a variety of coursework and extracurricular activities. The building is beautiful and, most importantly, safe. Many students go on to very good colleges and often leave LIC with college credits already earned.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2007
This school is horrible, the only good thing about it is the building. There aren't that many people who graduate from this school anf those who do end up nowhere. There is virtually no one who graduates from this school that is in a top college and the guidance counselors here are deplorable. Your best bet is to go anywhere but here

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October 04, 2007
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September 27, 2007
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September 06, 2007
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August 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 20, 2007
I went to L.I.C. , i graduated 5 years ago , all i have to say to sum it up is that it was great all of it , the teachers , the swim team :) , the students that go there , the modern building itself , the straberry lemon juice in the lunch room :)

- submitted by a student
no rating July 01, 2007
I think the school is overcrowded. I think teachers should do their job.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2007
My daughter is excelling at LIC she is very happy and is starting her junior year in Sept.she is studying her dream of writing and journalism and loves the school.I find the teachers to be caring and very interested in helping the students realize their dreams. My daughter travels there by subway and bus but finds it an easy commute and based on the quality of schools in our neighbourhood LIC is beyond compare. There are programs for orchestra, opera, culinary and arts and humanities which is the program my daughter is in and the Bulldogs rock! I am currently looking for schools for her sister who is graduating middle school in 2 yrs and is talented vocally the opera institute might serve her well.By far LIC is a great school and 2 graduates this year received scholarships from Jerry Seinfeld.I think that my daughter will graduate with great experiences!

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2007
L.I.C. has gotten a bad rap for many years. There are many wonderful teachers here (I speak from experience...I'm a former student & graduate). The problem with LIC isn't the teachers, or the programs offered, it's the students. They choose not to take advantage of the programs and classes offered. Most would rather hang out outside by the local stores. An education at LIC is what you make of it, seize the opportunities offered. The drop out rate for this school is extremely high which I am sure is what contributes to the schools poor reviews and test scores. But, take a look at the scores of the students in the college prep courses and honors classes, I am sure that they're above average. LIC is a wonderful school - for the students who actually WANT to be there.

- submitted by a former student
March 28, 2007
The most endearing feature to me is that a person answers the school' main phone number, not a machine. Hallelujah! This is a great school. My son attends and despite what my younger daughter thinks about shadowing her brother, I would like her to attend also. There are Regents, AP and SAT prep classes during the week and on weekends for free. There are a mess of sports teams and club activities. The teachers and Asst. Prins. are fabulous. The Prin. himself is a doll. Take it from me: I am vociferous when it comes to my kid's education and well-being, and I am totally ok with LICHS. Go Bulldogs!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2007
This school may be bad, or good to many people. As a result the school has many negatives and positives. The negatives are that it has a low graduation rate, and that the transportation is in a place where it is hard to get to. Also this school is overcrowding. This school also has positives as well. The teachers care about you, and this school has a good diversity.

- submitted by a administrator
January 26, 2007
I am no parent. I go to the school. This is a great school. Just because of the bad neighborhood doesn't mean its bad. It has honors classes and college classes and has a lot to offer from music to cooking. Actually the school location is awesome. It is close to 6 bus stops and the Manhattan Skyline from the lunch room is breathtaking.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2006
in the beginning I though the school was not so good and I try to place my daughter in another school. then I star doing some research and my surprise was that this school LICHS is one of the good school in my neighborhood so now I am very happy for my daughter she assist this school there are very good teacher and beautiful program than will help her in the future

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2006
this school is great! It has many activities for a student to do and really opens up opportunities for college. Im really happy how this school is doing and i strongly recommend for any child to go there!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
The school is obvious new, roomy, airy and nicely layout but I don t let that influence me in my decision to add LIC HS to my child s top 5 list of schools to apply for. My child received a first hand look into the school when she attended a prep class last summer. She likes the teachers, the school and the curriculum that is offer to students. This school has the potential to be a great school. Here are some negatives: travel is not that simple, the school is located in area that is run down. Public transportation to the school is long. My child had to take a bus, subway, then bus or walk the last mile from the subway. The school accepts local kids, which maybe a reason why the graduation rate is low.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
My child is excelling and comfortable in LIC. She has learned much and feels safe there. The guards are very kind and do not treat the children harshly. There are very good activities and my daughter is challenged academically. I am pleased.

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November 19, 2005
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August 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2005
This school has been my son's home for four years, he has passed all state tests with 90's and above, the teachers and staff make it easy for the parents to get involved ot help out with their childs progress. I recommend this school for many Parents who dont know where they want their children to go.

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October 21, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
no rating August 19, 2004
This school has many great programs, atleast when i attended. I always saw many students attending many school activities, that brought out their talents. Ms Millers class?

- submitted by a former student
March 08, 2004
I am not here to say LIC is a bad school. This school is very advanced, but teachers and other faculty are not. The school is increasing their security but not as well as it should be. I went to this school for 4yrs and just graduated 2003.

- submitted by a former student
September 20, 2003
This school is a good one, however they do need to concentrate on students who are moving on after high school. Also student counslers need more improvment.

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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
it is a very fun school that ha s many special programs to offer if your child has that special dream they can take a course here to teach it to them. This is the best school I have ever gone to and ever will go to.

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August 22, 2003
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Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway, Long Island City, NY  11106
(718) 545-7095
Last modified Long Island City High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Long Island City High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 63 reviews. Top