A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Dobbs Ferry High School is a highly rated, public school located in Dobbs Ferry, NY. It has 443 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
505 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Telephone
(914) 693-7645
Website

Dobbs Ferry High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1230
134 responses
Average ACT
29
72 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$120,631
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,815
National
$949
Median Home Value
$618,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Football games
    35%
  • Mac Field Day
    25%
  • The plays
    20%
  • Any sporting events
    10%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
443
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$27,436/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Everyone says that high school is the best four years of your life. Now that I am months away from graduation, I can honestly say people were right! Dobbs Ferry High School gave me confidence in myself to reach higher goals. The high school consists of about 100 students per grade and the feeling of being with family resonated with me every day. Living in a small community has many benefits to teaching us the value of friendship and loyalty. I wouldn't change a thing!
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Being a newly indoctrinated alumni of Dobbs Ferry High School, I feel that I can give a realistic perspective on Dobbs Ferry High School. Being a small town that prides itself on academic as well as athletic achievement, Dobbs Ferry High School supports these values heavily. Administrators in addition to teachers and other staff ensure that students at DFHS excel in the classroom and out on the field if they choose to participate in sports, as well as other extracurricular activities. Looking back on my experiences at Dobbs Ferry High School, I feel that majority of the teachers and coaches I have played for across three different sports prepared myself as well as my classmates for the challenges and hardships of college as well as the real world.
I love my friends and most of my teachers in Dobbs. Lots of the teachers are very helpful and accommodating. The school allows for so many opportunities. The theatre program and teacher is amazing. I am not the biggest fan of my guidance counselor, because I do not feel like she is any help to me, but this particular counselor is not the only one that works for the high school, I believe there are 3 more counselors for the high school. Overall Dobbs is a great school to attend.