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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Clarkstown South Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in West Nyack, NY. It has 1,385 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Clarkstown South Senior High School...
Address
31 Demarest Mill Rd
West Nyack, NY 10994
Telephone
(845) 624-3400
Website

Clarkstown South Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1250
239 responses
Average ACT
29
133 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$108,717
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$539
National
$949
Median Home Value
$517,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    31%
  • Football games
    21%
  • School-wide Volleyball Tournament
    15%
  • G.O store
    13%
  • The end of school
    10%
  • DECA
    5%
  • School dances
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,385
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$117,344
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$21,898/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Clarkstown South Senior High School Reviews

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I liked the educational resources available to all students specified to their interests. Personally, I want to pursue TV production and the TV studio and teachers were superb. Other teachers though were not very pleasant and the school district overall is unrealistically strict with the students. The education we receive I feel truly prepares every student for college. There are also numerous clubs and activities to take part in. The sports teams are consistently very good and go far in their competitions.
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I have found school is like any experience in life, we get out of it what we invest. If you become involved in high school, you will walk away with a different experience then the student that just attends class each day. In my 4 years in Clarkstown South I have been a member of swim team, crew team, band, and a member of VASSA (Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse).
This program provided me an opportunity to speak to students in the district about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and serve as role model for the youth in our district. Academically I had the opportunity to attend the local Community College in my senior year, while maintaining my involvement in all of my high school activities. This allowed me to explore courses that will prepare me for my chosen career in nursing, as I plan to attend college in the Fall. I will walk away from Clarkstown South when I graduate this June, but the bonds with teachers and friends will last a lifetime.
It’s like stepping into the Twilight Zone. So much weird stuff happens here that sounds like it’s coming from a novel (there’s a suspicious brown puddle beneath the bleachers from unknown substances, the clock in the gym has gone missing even though it was covered with a plastic shield that was bolted to the wall). Once you “go to South” you “go to South.” It’s something that you can’t describe unless you come here. The honors classes are great because the kids in them are friendly, funny, and weird (I can’t say the same for the kids in the regular courses). Their NHS chapter is a strange cult. Fire alarms go off because kids vape near them on purpose. Weed is everywhere. There are a lot of amazing and weird teachers that you really bond with over the years.