A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Briarcliff High School is an elite, public school located in Briarcliff Manor, NY. It has 561 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
444 Pleasantville Rd
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Telephone
(914) 488-8325

Briarcliff High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1300
142 responses
Average ACT
30
78 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$105,147
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,454
National
$949
Median Home Value
$614,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    78%
  • Getting drunk before the games and pep rally
    22%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
561
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$33,580/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Briarcliff High School Reviews

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The high school is a high performing school for its intense sense of competitiveness and offers different opportunities and experiences to even the newest students. Its student body is overall fun and energetic. As for teachers and faculty, they all are great people once you get to know them and are actively helping students whenever possible. If you are a student looking for a challenge, this place is a perfect fit. However, you may need to help yourself when it comes to joining clubs as there isn't the grandest spectrum of subjects for extracurricular activities. As well as that, Briarcliff places the student in a strong role to guide themselves to reach out for help, find out information about colleges or courses, and even look for scholarships. Upon entering the high school, you think you know it all, but once you graduate, you know really understand how much more you should learn once you're off to college!
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The teachers and classes are hard, but prepare you for college. The school offers a great number of resources compared to other schools in the area. There are plenty of clubs and sports to participate in. Briarcliff is really good in certain sports, and terrible in others. Our soccer, basketball, and lacrosse programs are fantastic and the most popular (good in individual sports like swimming and tennis as well). The facilities and food at the school are mediocre. Briarcliff definitely is lacking in diversity and school spirit. The school is in what many call the "Briarcliff Bubble", because the vast majority of the kids have grown up in the town all their life and do not understand how different the real world is.
-High School Junior

-Students have a wide variety of classes to pursue.
-Teachers are usually nice and care about you.
-Clubs are varied but may not be worthwhile.
-School culture is strong, especially in sports
-Sports have excellent coaches and facilities
-Resources are great for the most part. Our new MacBook Pros allows us to do more than ever.
-Parent Involvement in sports, clubs, and administration is noticeable and strong.
-Diversity is alright with most people being Caucasian and then Asian, Latino, African-American, and Other in that order of commonality. (My opinion)
-College Readiness appears to be strong with many going to good colleges
-Safety is good
-Administration appears to be good
-Food is mostly good quality
-Facilities are very good including classrooms, bathrooms, and athletics

Unfortunately, Briarcliff doesn't seem to do much to help students that don't have the mental drive for academics or take a long time to complete tests.