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  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+
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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5 Homeside Ln
White Plains, NY 10605
About White Plains City School District...

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Grades
K-12
Total Schools
7
Students
7,141
From White Plains City School District

Welcome to White Plains Public Schools

White Plains is a thriving suburban city of about 57,000 people located approximately 25 miles northeast of New York City. Our excellent public schools are a strong attraction for young families and for those relocating to the New York metro area. Our tree-lined neighborhoods retain a small-town feel, yet our town is the economic and political center of Westchester County. Click here to view more information about our district. Main telephone number 914-422-2000.

Dr. Joseph Ricca, Superintendent
josephricca@wpcsd.k12.ny.us

White Plains City School District Rankings

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Middle Schools in White Plains City School District

High Schools in White Plains City School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1190
468 responses
Average ACT
28
136 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,141
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.7%

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    15:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $162,686
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    6.6%

    Finances

    Expenses Per Student
    $30,489/ student
    National
    $12,239
    Education Expenses
    • Instruction
      66%
    • Support Services
      32%
    • Other
      2%
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $84,415
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,694
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $550,400
    National
    $184,700

    White Plains City School District Reviews

    35 reviews
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    As a graduate of White Plains High school, I take much pride in this school and I think it prepared me for the educational level in college.The different advanced classes and the support of teachers, either by helping at lunch or after school, were very helpful in learning the content and making that everyone reached their potential.Also, different clubs, activities like spirit week, and sports made that everyone felt included and join in the pride of being a tiger (which is the school animal). The staff, especially the counselors, were supportive when we had doubts about the future, which for me was very often.
    Just graduated this year and not being able to have the senior experience was very hard. Not just for me, but for my family to be able to see me receive my diploma in front of everyone.It was a year in where the school, attaining the health measurements, gave us that encouragement by organizing car parades or writing to us to help us begin that new chapter in our lives.
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    White Plains is a very diverse district where I was able to learn about different cultures and traditions just by talking to my classmates. I believe this prepared me for the real world. I was also able to become proud of my religion and was always excited to explain what Jewish holidays were to my friends. If I could change anything about my school district it would be the ability to change teachers in the high school. Every student has a different learning style and different teachers are known to clique with different learning styles. There are some teachers that are good teachers but not the right fit for teaching certain students. If a student does not clique with a teacher, it is beneficial to switch them to another teacher.
    I went to WPCSD schools my entire life, and I feel like it came up short so many times. The faculty is the priority, not the students. As far back as I can remember, teachers always acted as if going over material again, and offering extra help, was optional. Then, in HS, as college approached, I was completely on my own. My guidance counselor barely helped me with college planning. Then to make matters worse, Naviance (what we use to get recommendation letters and send transcripts) did not work the first month of my senior year. Once Naviance was back up, my guidance counselor ended up waiting until the last minute to send my transcript & letters and they ultimately arrived too late so I missed my EA deadline. I really wish they had done more. But on a more positive note, the schools are so diverse and I had a lot of fun at school events and sports games. The rigor of every class challenged me, I just wish that the adults at school were more eager to see us do the best we could.