Byram Hills High School is an elite, public school located in Armonk, NY. It has 870 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Byram Hills High School Reviews
Byram Hills has a closed campus policy, so the security of the students is generally ideal. There is usually a police man on campus. Many of the students are friends with the officer and he is seen as a respected authoritative figure, not as a threat. Byram Hills participates in the peer leader programs, having seniors help lead in teaching sophomores more advanced health. Bullying is not tolerated at all and if the principles or teachers find out, there will be trouble. However, unless reported, it does tend to slip by them sometimes. Overall, Byram Hills is a very safe school and a generally healthy environment too.
There are many extracurricular activities. There are so many clubs that students can get involved in and they don't require too much commitment so many students do participate in more than one. Byram Hills has a great theater program and the students who usually aren't athletes are helping with the show. There are many sport options and the teams range on how good they are, and therefore their selectiveness. Most students participate in some type of after school program. A lot of the guys tend to use the weight room in their offseason or whenever they feel like they want a workout.
BHHS is generally a good school system but it caters to the top 10% of the class and students with special needs. Students in the middle are often overlooked and not brought to their full potential. The school is very proud of its record and academic achievements but I would venture to guess that 80% of the students receive some type of out side tutoring in order to excel. Parents in this district spend thousands of dollars on tutoring from elementary school on to college prep. Teachers are generally engaged but the quality fluctuates widely from teacher to teacher. Social Studies is by far the weakest department. The students do have school spirit and it is a nice, close knit community. Very little bullying and an emphasis and awareness of providing support for good mental health.