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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  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 1,386 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
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Clarkstown South Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1260
296 responses
Average ACT
29
148 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$112,554
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$539
National
$949
Median Home Value
$542,800
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
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
1,386
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
$112,476
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
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
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$22,420/ 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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South High School is probably one of the highlights of my life. It offers great resources and has amazing teachers who will help you thrive in school and out. The school offers great extracurricular activities and academics. My tip would be to be involved in school! However, I would suggest for the school to start an AP Psychology course for students. I believe that it will help students learn more about psychology and be passionate about it. The facilities are clean, sometimes.
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The best thing about Clarkstown South is the teachers. Most of them genuinely care about what their students and are passionate about what they are teaching, especially the English teachers. I think the main issue for students is the overwhelming workload. Another issue here is that students don't truly get punished for anything. Many students do not feel safe here because of this. It feels like this school puts all its money towards sports and leaves everything else behind. The substitute teachers are underappreciated and disrespected. The biggest problem here is the administrations inability to communicate information with others, which often leads to unnecessary confusion and chaos. The best thing about South is the people. I have made a lot of great friends here and learned a lot from my experiences with them and my favorite teachers I've had.
An apprehensive, brace-faced ninth grader walked into South unaware of just how transformative her years here would be. I value my education most and am so fortunate to learn here; however, I would enjoy a larger variety of offered classes. As an economics major, I found my passion through my microeconomics class- economics makes the seemingly unpredictable manageable, just as South has done for me as a person. I would have loved to further my studies with macroeconomics, but South does not offer this course. Although courses are limited, it never hindered my growth because interdisciplinary learning mixed economics into several of my other classes- like research projects in Environmental or the study of different economic systems in government. Extracurricular opportunities completed my experience- like my school's endless support for my club that promotes fair treatment of those with mental disabilities. I couldn't be happier with the person that South shaped me into.