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  2. Diversity
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  6. Health & Safety
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Wappingers Central School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Hopewell Junction, NY. It has 10,983 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
25 Corporate Park Dr
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Telephone
(845) 298-5000

Wappingers Central School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1210
589 responses
Average ACT
28
127 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,983
Free or Reduced Lunch
22.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,392
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$202,952,000
Expenses Per Student
$19,943/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$75,585
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,174
National
$949
Median Home Value
$275,200
National
$184,700

Wappingers Central School District Reviews

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The greater Hudson Valley offers a wide variety of excellent schools if you are looking for a district that excels academically, athletically, and also in the arts, the WCSD is definitely for you. I currently attend John Jay Senior High school and previously attended Fishkill Elementary and Van Wyck Junior High. My experience so far has been excellent, highlighted with strong school spirit and excellent teachers. John Jay offers an unbeatable number of honors and AP courses, and the majority of teachers genuinely care for their students both academically and personally. The district is in a time of great expansion with updates to many of the school, specifically the cafe, gym, athletic fields, and exterior of both high schools. The WCSD is a great district to learn and grow up in.
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Went to WCSD from K-12, and have had nothing but a great experience! From having great teachers, to making lifelong friends I have always enjoyed my time here. Now in my final year in High School, I can say I experienced many different clubs and have met so many diverse people because of the opportunities afforded to me from what my school can offer.
The WCSD has been in part of educating my family for more than 15 years. Both of my older siblings attended the same schools I did and I am pleased with my experience at becoming an alumni of John Jay Senior High School and graduating with an Advanced Regents Diploma. I am undoubtedly thankful for the opportunity my highschool gave me to pursue a bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics at Marist College. Since being graduated, a change I hoped to see was aniincreased safety and security within our school due to the high rates of gun violence in our schools and the rise of school shooters amongst different states. I have seen a significant improvement within my highschool and all schools of the district and cannot be more content with this much needed change. I'm very grateful to have graduated as a John Jay Patriot and continue forward towards the future.