Clarkstown South Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in West Nyack, NY. It has 1,437 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 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.18 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 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.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
- 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
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.
I would like to see teachers engage with their students more. For example, there are some teachers that will reach out and speak to a student that they see is struggling, which is very helpful and comforting, even if the student decides not to disclose much information. I believe that if all teachers showed this level of attention for and concern for the wellbeing of all their students, students would feel more cared-about and included in school.
Good school, but a poor administration that lacks the will to collaborate with others; petitions and issues will be brought to administration just to be ignored or turned down without sound reason or clear explanation. I enjoyed my time there but the entire student body and staff shouldn't see the principal and other likeminded individuals as roadblocks any time something is proposed.