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Townsend Harris High School

Grades: 9-12
Staff Pick
149-11 Melbourne Avenue
Flushing NY
Phone: 718-575-5580

Our Insights

Townsend Harris High School is a large high school in Flushing serving grades 9 through 12. This school accepts applicants for 9th and 10th grade. This school is in its own building. This school has screened admissions programs, meaning applicants need to meet certain requirements, for example a minimum GPA, perform an audition, or submit a portfolio, to be considered. For more information check out 'Programs & Admissions'.

The principal has been leading this school since 2016.

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
89%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
97%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
11%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
56%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
84%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
93%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.2

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
100%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
100%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
100%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
99%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1182
Asian
56%
Black
5%
Hispanic
12%
White
19%
Other
7%
Free or reduced priced lunch
47%
Students with disabilities
4%
English language learners
0%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
97%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
5%
38% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Intensive Academic Humanities
Admissions Method: Screened
Program Description:

Intensive Academic Humanities A humanities-based approach to excellence in all subjects, achieved through extensive literature & writing courses, advanced courses in all subjects including, modern & classical languages, computer science, research, & a required Queens College Humanities Seminar. Special Education THHS offers an inclusive program for eligible students with disabilities. IEP supports for qualified students in a rigorous academic environment where all courses are AP & honors level.

Academics

Language Courses

French, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Biology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Macroeconomics, AP Research, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP Latin, AP Physics 1, AP French Language and Culture, AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science A, AP World History: Modern, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus BC, AP Japanese Language and Culture, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, AP Calculus AB, AP Spanish Literature and Culture

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
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Contact & Location

Location

Flushing (District 25)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q64, Q88, QM4, QM44

Contact

Principal
Brian Condon
Parent Coordinator
Dafne Amstutz Manhart

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with another school.
Metal detectors?
No

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