Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Suffern Central School District is a top rated, public school district located in Hillburn, NY. It has 4,226 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Suffern Central School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Suffern Central School District

High Schools in Suffern Central School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
402 responses
Average ACT
28
161 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,226
Free or Reduced Lunch
26.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$115,693
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$30,328/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    71%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    1%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$70,655
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,750
National
$949
Median Home Value
$314,100
National
$184,700

Suffern Central School District Reviews

20 reviews
All Categories
Atrended public elementary, middle and high schools. It’s a close community. All staff cares so much about each student and encourage us to do our best. We have amazing resources, after school programs, events, technology, extensive sports programs. Many extra needs program. Counselors always available to help. Parents are included in decisions and teachers reach out to them if needed. Diverse community. Standards set are really thought out. They cover everything. Warm, caring environment and Outdoor fields, playgrounds, parking lots are in all schools. We have incredible security and safety measures. I can’t think of anything I didn’t have available to me from kindergarten all the way up to my high school graduation.
Start Your Review of Suffern Central School District
Rate It!
I had a great educational experience in the Suffern Central School District. I recently graduated from Suffern High School and had an amazing four years there. All of the teachers I had were truly great and taught me a lot, as they were very knowledgeable about not only the subjects they taught but in life as well. Many of them were great role models, as well as other staff such as the guidance counselors. The only thing I would like to see improve is the relationship between some administrators and students. I also think that the district should strive to maintain an inclusive environment for all students. They can do this by spreading more awareness of different cultures and perhaps offering a course teaching the importance of diversity and multiculturalism. Overall, I enjoyed my experience with Suffern Central School District and am so grateful to have attended such a great school district.
The High School is very good, with high level of teachers. All the other schools have the most unmotivated, incapable teachers I've ever seen. One of my history teachers in Suffern Middle School only cared about soccer and played on his phone during class instead of teaching. In Suffern High School, while academics are really good and they prepare you for college, competition with others over grades often turns toxic and even if you get an A- on a test you would be ridiculed.