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  1. Academics
    D
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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Hempstead Union Free School District is a public school district located in Hempstead, NY. It has 7,788 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 20% in reading.
Address
185 Peninsula Blvd
Hempstead, NY 11550
Telephone
(516) 434-4010

Hempstead Union Free School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
20%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
48%
Average SAT
1000
101 responses
Average ACT
20
10 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,788
Free or Reduced Lunch
75.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$116,666
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$193,921,000
Expenses Per Student
$28,564/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    3%

Hempstead Union Free School District Reviews

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I am a graduated senior from Hempstead High School and the school has good teachers that encourage students to keep growing in education. “Having a college degree is really important in life than just a high school degree” said by one of my favorite teachers. It’s just the safety, that needs to more involved. Security guards are there to help students and break apart the fights, not just stand there. Also I would want the administrators to change because when I was there, the principle didn’t really do much. In the other hand, clubs activities and sports was really involved. Every week there was either a movie night, a drama act or any activity that students were apart of. Also practice for sports were everyday. As a result, my high school experience was a beautiful journey. I learned a lot from the school itself and from my peers and teachers.
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My experience at Hempstead High School was an "okay" experience. I would like to see more of the students voices heard and change their reputation from "bad" to "good". Do not get me wrong, this school has outstanding kids who are smart and want to be something in life. I hope to see more students like that in the future. The administrators need to be more active, not in discipline but in understanding the kids and give them a chance to express themselves. Instead, do things in benefits of kids and not push them away with a bunch of nonsense that doesn't make sense to anyone.
Hempstead High has been, you could say, a unique expirience so far as a sophmore. In the facility, there is a large variety of staff members that do really care for the well being of their students' intellectuals. The academics can definetly be challenging but only if you make it so by applying to AP courses and or honors classes. The resources that are neccessary towards one's success are available but only a smaller percentage of students actually take advantage of these.