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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Elmira High School is a public school located in Elmira, NY. It has 1,283 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.

Elmira High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
1100
70 responses
Average ACT
23
17 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$32,646
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$710
National
$949
Median Home Value
$72,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Homecoming/Spirit Week
    36%
  • Football Games
    27%
  • Student Faculty Olympics
    18%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Prom
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,283
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,874
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,217/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Elmira High School Reviews

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At Elmira High School I enjoy the amount of activities and clubs you can be involved in that not only is participated in school, but also outside in the community. I also enjoy the amount of different people you meet as it is a larger school. You can learn a lot from others and create connections which is a great thing to do for future success.
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They are very attentive towards students and staff. They offer help to those who are struggling with any educational issues, home issues, any issues that people struggle with. They help you make sure you’re on top of your game and make you feel welcome.
Everyone at this school is different, and with that being said, everyone has different views which leads to a lot of debates. From religion, race, politics, and sexuality, there's a lot to talk about, and some conversations are unfriendlier than most. But that's how today's society is unfortunately. But apart from that, our school is accepting of one another, there's just a small percentage that is judgemental. There isn't really peer pressure, but sometimes students get overwhelmed to do something, but that mostly is because of anxiety. But if a student is scared to do something there are students there who support and cheer them on. I think our student body is very accepting with everyone.