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Herricks Union Free School District is a top rated, public school district located in New Hyde Park, NY. It has 3,977 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
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Herricks Union Free School District Reviews
I love being a student at Herricks because I’m surrounded by many people who help me to get where I am now. One of my favorite things about my school is our music program. Our music department is one of the best ones in New York. Aside from that, another amazing thing that I value so much is the safety of our school. There very rarely are fights in the school hallways and there are security guards at every door in the school. It makes many people in my school feel safe, especially me. I am so grateful to be able to attend this school because they also offer many advanced classes, including a spanish immersion program. It is a program that teaches K-5 students spanish so that they could take the AP exam in 10th grade. It helps so much with college because after 10th grade you can take other classes other than a language class. There are so many great things about my school district and I’m proud to be a part of Herricks!
In terms of academics, Herricks is a great school. The teachers are passionate about their subjects and that passion often transmits to their students. Many students keep in touch with teachers after graduating, demonstrating the strength of relationships teachers form with their students. Herricks also has many opportunities for student involvement and leadership for whatever you're interested in. This ranges from the typical offerings of Model UN and DECA to more niche student-led groups. However, the school lacks diversity and the administration does not seem to care for students mental health (I've seen many students struggle with this and they do not receive adequate support). With the stress students face in education these days, it would be nice to see the administration put more effort in that regard.
Herricks is a school that educates students above and beyond academics. Students will find themselves constantly working hard to keep up with the rigor and difficulty of Herrick's academics. Students are often required to do an insane amount of work and stretched thin without many helpful resources available. There's a lot of pressure on Herrick's kids, from parents, classmates, the "blue-ribbon" administration, and especially teachers. Herricks teachers hold their students to an incredibly high standard. It is also not clear whether the administration actually cares about students; in 4 years there was not one thing administration did that effectively eased some of the burden put on students. However, without a doubt, students will leave the school prepared for college.