A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
505 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Telephone
(914) 693-7645
Website

Dobbs Ferry High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1230
108 responses
Average ACT
29
58 responses
AP Enrollment
12%

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.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Football games
    42%
  • Mac Field Day
    25%
  • The plays
    25%
  • Any sporting events
    8%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
432
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
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
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
19%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses

Dobbs Ferry High School Reviews

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Dobbs Ferry High School is a small but excellent school with an IB program. There are a lot of clubs and the athletics program is diverse and wonderful. The football team, that has a great cheerleading team, has just reached the play-offs again!
Review Dobbs Ferry High School
A pretty good (though very small) IB school with engaging teachers and an excited student body. The administration makes some strange budget choices, but the academics are good and the school itself is beautiful, with the hallways adorned with artwork from decades past. Great area, very safe and the school is a two-minute walk from downtown and Dobbs is only a short train ride away from NYC.
I think the guidance counselors are great helping students through the college process, and they are even adding a great new one! If students need to talk about personal problems they can go to the guidance office or a student psychologist. The principal is ok, 95% of the teachers are good or great. We have a gold star in anti-bullying, no dress code, and the school is changing policies to fit students needs. We have an IB program which the board loves and students generally dislike. AP is a much easier and more logical system, and most students wish this was in place and not the overrated IB.