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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
About White Plains City School District...
Address
5 Homeside Ln
White Plains, NY 10605
Telephone
(914) 422-2019

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Grades
K-12
Total Schools
7
Students
7,021
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

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
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Middle Schools in White Plains City School District

High Schools in White Plains City School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1190
410 responses
Average ACT
28
118 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,021
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.7%

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    13:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $133,088
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    6.6%

    Finances

    Total Expenses
    $185,159,000
    Expenses Per Student
    $29,367/ student
    National
    $12,239
    Education Expenses
    • Instruction
      67%
    • Support Services
      31%
    • Other
      2%
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $87,550
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,687
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $526,100
    National
    $184,700

    White Plains City School District Reviews

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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.
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    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.
    I absolutely love being a part of the White Plains City School District. I have been attending the public schools since kindergarten and I couldn't be more pleased with my experience. The diversity in cultures, nationalities and beliefs is outstanding, and I fully believe that such a variety shapes the students into more understanding and well rounded people. Each member of the WPCSD faculty does their best to prepare students for college and life outside of school. The College and Career Center is always open for students to grab free SAT/ACT review material, find out information about scholarships or meet with colleges. One thing I would change about our school is the advocacy for the High School clubs and government. I feel that more students should be aware of the clubs that are available to them, and how important it is to get involved.