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Fiorello H Laguardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts

Public | 9-12 | 2604 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 8 ratings

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Posted October 29, 2009

Easily the best 'specialized' high school. Students undertake a heavy workload, balancing their artistic focus and a full academic course load.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Nothing tops being in science class while hearing gospel seep through the door and give you strength to last throughout the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

I absolutely had the best high school experience at LaGuardia. My intense art classes were complemented by a rigorous academic program including many AP and honors classes. I still have many friends from there and we love to talk about how lucky we were to have gone to LaGuardia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

The teacher's care so much about teaching the students how to be prepared for College.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

laguardia is a community where people are generally friendly and there is a positive atmosphere for everyone to work in their artistic interests and academic ones as well. it is heavily concentrated in the arts. these are only a few reasons why laguardia is so nice and cozy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

My daughter cindy has been dying to go to this school. I kept saying no because i didnt know what kind of kids she would meet there while im not around. i live in brooklyn and she goes to school in the city. I regret telling her no. she is now a senior at laguardia and is with the friendliest kids. Academically the school is fantastic, and Performing arts wise its phenominal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Laguardia is a middle ground and haven for artists to all be together in one place. With experienced and noted teachers that actully are concerned with the wellbeing and state of their students, Laguardia can only be described as bliss. The experience cannot be attained through any other high school and my Laguardian memories will stay with me for the rest of my life
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

LaG is a community with groups and incorporates everyone. No one is left out, in order to continue this we need funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

The atmosphere cannot be compared to any other school. Hallways with artwork, music, dancing, and theatre. What more can one ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Laguardia is a safe, educational, amazing place that has multicultural students that bring different talents and heritages together....Its a school that differs from any other because of the outstanding teachers, staff and students that seem to bring a light of joy everyday. Lag rocks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

Its the most creative school with the most friendly people!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2009

Safe school, good courses offered good and fun teachers talented students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

It is a school like no other. A place where you are free to be the real you and are free from judgment. It is one big family at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Its more than just a regular school, its more than a community, its a family. The talent surpasses any schoool in America. There is so much passion and love for the arts at Laguardia. The school is filled with every race, every culture, and every style. Its a school where hundreds of unique individuals come together to develop a powerful voice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

The worlds most gifted and talanted students attend that school and when they graduate they are focoused and sure of what they've been groomed to do. Love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Its gotten me to amazing places and always pushed me, and now im studying at london college of fashion. Laguardia prepares you for the real world, weather it be in nyc or overseas.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2009

It is the best performing arts high school in the country!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

LaGuardia High School is the best school in the city if you are interested in pursuing a career in art in the future. Those four years were one of the best experiences in my life, one that i will never forget. It's not your typical high school with your typical students, its an art center, a melting pot for creative ideas and great talent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

This school offers such a wide variety of chooses in the arts. It makes kids feel welcomed and gets them well prepared for thier journey of to college. It makes males dancers feel like they can acheieve anything. It's a great school to start off your goal to become a dancer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

People may not realize that high grades as well as artistic talent are needed to get into LaG. Students are highly intellectual and unparalleled in Artistic talents. LaGuardia is an amazing all-encompassing experience.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

567 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

627 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

780 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

699 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

701 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

579 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

167 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

668 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Chemistry

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
African American74%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%

Earth Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male93%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

English

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
African American96%
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities80%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Geometry

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities80%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Global History and Geography

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities100%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Integrated Algebra

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities80%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Living Environment

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Physics

All Students85%
Female84%
Male91%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

U.S. History and Government

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
African American99%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic99%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities100%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 49% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 20% 9%
Hispanic 2 17% 23%
Black 1 13% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 228%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 72%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 3386 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents94336%
Students237489%
Teachers6950%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. KIM BRUNO

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Arts all
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Transportation options
  • Busses - M10, M104, M11, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72. Subways - A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle; 1 to 66th St - Lincoln Center; 2, 3 to 72nd St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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