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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Hastings High School is a top rated, public school located in Hastings On Hudson, NY. It has 490 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
1 Mt Hope Blvd
Hastings On Hudson, NY 10706
Telephone
(914) 478-6250
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Hastings High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1300
172 responses
Average ACT
30
100 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$127,143
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,855
National
$949
Median Home Value
$612,900
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Pep Rally
    23%
  • Dances (raves)
    19%
  • Spirit week
    19%
  • Theater and Music
    19%
  • 4/20
    12%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Padj
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
490
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$112,000
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$27,475/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Hastings High School Reviews

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Hastings highschool is truly a unique learning experience inside the classroom and out. The teachers are amazing and you will take them for granted until it is time to leave. The actual students attending the school are mostly all very privileged and very wealthy so if you don't fit that mold you will be an outsider, but it is honestly worth it for the education you will receive. It's a great community if you are musically inclined or enjoy theatre, any of the arts really. There are very strong programs. Honestly you will find your place no matter what you like. Athletics are more or less a joke besides soccer, even the teams who do well won't get attention because they are not soccer. But the boys variety soccer team did win states so that's cool! Anyways overall you will have an unforgettable experience here, I would recommend it.
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Hastings High School is a place full of artistic, smart, and liberal thinkers. Although the town is not very diverse and is quite small (with only 500 students attending HHS), my experience there has been a rich one. The school has provided me with the opportunity to pursue my interests in music, theatre and journalism as well as my passions for French and English literature. The relationships I have established there—both with teachers and the students around me—have brought me immense fulfillment.
The acedemics are fantastic and you’ll find some really really good teachers here. My biggest complaint is the people at the school. It being so small there are only so many people you can talk to this creating a lack of social mobility and a clique culture. As far as the facilities, they’re what you might expect from a very old building. The water fountains are absurdly slow, the heating system doesn’t really work so well, and a lot of rooms have no A/C. That being said, the custodial staff is fantastic and they’re very committed to the school. They keep the building very clean and are very quick about fixing anything that breaks. They’re also so friendly and have no issue with helping you retrieve a forgotten item from a locked room. The guidance department is top notch and the administration is very supportive of student activities.