Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (03M485)

100 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10023, Manhattan
Phone: 212-496-0700
Email: admissions@laguardiahs.org
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
School Website: https://www.laguardiahs.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/03M485/
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/03M485/HS/
Subway: 1 to 66th St-Lincoln Center; 2, 3 to 72nd St; A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle
Bus: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72
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About

Our students complete two parallel paths of study: conservatory-level pre-professional training in the arts and college-preparatory academics. Our alumni are creative thinkers, confident collaborators, culturally-engaged innovators, and open-minded citizens, and distinguish themselves in virtually every field of endeavor, including the arts and sciences as well as public service. We are one of the largest high schools in New York State and the second-largest high school in Manhattan.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Technical Theatre

Other Features: Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Extended Day, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Summer Internships, Summer Session

School Features:

  • Specialized School
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture, AP Italian Language and Culture, AP Japanese Language and Culture, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance, Fencing, Step, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Yoga
Activities
Over 100 student-led activities and clubs, including American Sign Language Club, Astronomy Club, Black Student Union, Chinese Student Association, Disney Mentors, Digital Medial Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance, Investor's Club, LAG 4 Criminal Justice, LaG Mag, LaG Tunez, Lagbotics, LaGuardia Math Team, Mental Health Initiative, Mock Trial, Public Forum Debate Club, Roots and Shoots, Japanese Honor Society, Pre-Med Club, Key Club, Spanish Club, Student Government, Unity Dance Crew, Vocal Jazz Club, Women's Empowerment Club, Young Democrats
Programs
Fine Arts(M80J)
Visual Art & Design

The first two years comprise of training in traditional skills and disciplines, which include drawing, painting in water-based media, graphic design, and painting in oils and acrylics. After taking the core art courses, students take advanced courses in the subjects listed and with other elective offerings such as architecture, art history, ceramics, computer graphics, digital media, fashion illustration, mural painting, photography, print making, and sculpture.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Dance(M80K)
Performing Arts

Dancers receive four years of challenging conservatory-style training in ballet and modern dance through block programming. Supplementary courses include: anatomy, dance history, choreography, theater dance (tap and jazz), career management, repertory, and professional skills.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Instrumental Music(M80L)
Performing Arts

Participants study sight singing, music theory, and music history. This studio's performing groups include four symphony orchestras, two concert bands, two jazz bands, and two musical pit orchestras. Participants also have the opportunity to compose, conduct, and perform original repertoire and utilize a state-of-the-art SoundLab recording studio.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Vocal Music(M80M)
Performing Arts

Participants study sight singing, music theory, and music history. Students receive training in Italian, German, and French vocal literature. This studio's performing groups include Elementary, Mixed, Girls, Women's, and Senior Choruses; Gospel Choir; and Show Choir. In addition there is an annual full-scale opera production. Music electives include chamber music, guitar, music technology, piano, and songwriting.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Drama(M80N)
Performing Arts

The Drama program focuses on acting preparation through block-programmed courses in acting (Meisner and Stanislavsky method), voice and diction, physical techniques, theater history, musical theater, acting on film, career management, and script analysis. Students have numerous opportunities to perform in professional theater spaces throughout their four years, culminating in our Senior Drama Festival.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Technical Theater(M80P)
Performing Arts

In block programs, students receive practical training in scenic carpentry, electrics, lighting technology, costume construction, sound properties, stage management, technical drawing (AutoCAD and Autodesk 3DS Max), welding, career management, and design. Students participate in both the production and performance aspects for the various school events. Students may earn transferable college credit through SUNY Potsdam.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
2,378
2,372
    Grade 12 Students
846
616
    Grade 11 Students
447
860
    Grade 10 Students
483
459
    Grade 9 Students
602
437
Graduation %
99
98
College %
83
79
Dance (M80K)
Applicants / Seats:

1,904 / 59 (32.27)
Drama (M80N)
Applicants / Seats:

1,974 / 99 (19.94)
Fine Arts (M80J)
Applicants / Seats:

2,423 / 211 (11.48)
Instrumental Music (M80L)
Applicants / Seats:

1,143 / 118 (9.69)
Technical Theater (M80P)
Applicants / Seats:

446 / 28 (15.93)
Vocal Music (M80M)
Applicants / Seats:

1,886 / 181 (10.42)
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 2% responded
Academic Rigor 
  70.14%
Academic Engagement 
  49.58%
Safety 
  75.00%
Bully Prevention 
  73.63%
Inclusivity 
  80.20%
Mental Support 
  61.90%
Environment 
  66.64%
Post-School Support 
  67.33%
Teacher Responses - 42% responded
Academic Rigor 
  60.00%
School Satisfaction 
  60.33%
Student Behavior 
  64.22%
Student Support 
  74.60%
School Leadership 
  34.33%
Instructional Clarity 
  50.20%
Instructional Development 
  63.71%
Post-School Support 
  89.25%
Family Responses - 11% responded
Education 
  63.50%
Teacher Support 
  66.83%
Safety 
  83.67%
School Community 
  73.89%
School Leadership 
  71.27%
Post-School Support 
  83.50%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  98.70%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  78
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  67
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  99.10%
Avg. ACT English Score
  27
Avg. ACT Math Score
  25
Avg. ACT Reading Score
  28
Avg. ACT Science Score
  25
Avg. SAT Math Score
  586
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  602
Postsecondary
2-Year College 0.50%
4-Year College 80.30%
Other Postsecondary 1.00%
Unknown 18.20%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 27.40%
Female 72.50%
Other 0.10%
English Language Learners:
  0.70%
Students with IEPs:
  4.60%
Economic Need Index:
  33.40%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 22.30%
Black 11.10%
Hispanic 18.30%
White 42.30%
Other 6.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 14.10%
Black 10.70%
Hispanic 4.00%
White 63.10%
Other 8.10%
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