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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Yonkers City School District is a public school district located in Yonkers, NY. It has 27,001 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

Yonkers City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1100
1,155 responses
Average ACT
26
164 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
27,001
Free or Reduced Lunch
74.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$119,027
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$532,892,000
Expenses Per Student
$21,710/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • 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
    D-
Median Household Income
$62,380
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,344
National
$949
Median Home Value
$392,300
National
$184,700

Yonkers City School District Reviews

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My overall experience so far in the Yonkers school district has been fairly good. The teachers have been good and the learning experience has been good too! The diversity in the schools are good, you see kids from various part of the world. The part of the school districts that I would change would be the sports facilities and the amount of money distributed to varsity sports. As a current athlete, I see all these districts with better facilities for there kids. There is a lot of talent in yonkers and with better facilities and better players there is more money for college athletic scholarships
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Unfortunately, the Yonkers' Board of Education has repeatedly shown over the years the lack of commitment to there students. They have repeatedly give false and delusional graduation rates. They proudly claim that their graduation rates are on the rise, but if one was to test the students in subjects such as math, science and English, there scores will show otherwise.
Like most schools, it all really depends on the teachers you get. Some teachers are horrible at teaching and are more capable of attitude than educating. Though, I have many awesome teachers as well, that can be very informative and helpful. My school is very heavy in school regulations, constant detentions for many things, and it can feel like a lockdown in lunch, making it awful.