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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Herricks High School is a top rated, public school located in New Hyde Park, NY. It has 1,295 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Herricks High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1320
500 responses
Average ACT
31
142 responses
AP Enrollment
56%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$111,240
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,738
National
$949
Median Home Value
$474,800
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Battle of the Classes
    31%
  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Dance show
    11%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,295
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$120,202
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 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
$28,389/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Herricks is considered to be a pretty good school. They are known for their music program and excelling in academics. It's also very diverse; many of the students are Asian. The teachers are mostly nice though they may not always be the best teachers, but most schools have teachers like that. Either way, the school prides itself on having qualified teachers. Herricks can be very competitive, grade-wise. It has high scores compared to many other schools. The students are like any other students; they're not exceptionally mean or nice. The food is decent, and better than a lot of what other schools serve. There's hot lunch that changes daily, pizza, bagels, salads, and paninis. They have a football field, soccer field, baseball field, and tennis courts. The football team is known for being below average.
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My experience at Herricks High School was absolutely fantastic. The teachers really care about their students and you can always find them outside of the classroom. They're always very friendly and can talk about anything even if it is unrelated to the class. Herricks High School is also very competitive however it is more so collaborative. Everybody wants to see each other succeed. Everyone is there to help each other and be there for each other whether it be for academics or just socializing. One thing that is a downside to Herricks High School is the competitiveness. People lose sleep over school. They will be up until 2 a.m. studying for classes. everybody wants to get that a plus. It is both a good thing and a bad thing. Also, Herricks High School has a majority of Asian students. There are barely any Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans.
I think Herricks is a great school, especially parents looking for a school that helps their child excel academically as well as delve into their other interests. Herricks offers a variety of after-school activities and elective classes to help engage teenagers in a plethora of hobbies, and the teachers continue to be passionate about what they do and prioritize the students. Not to mention, Herricks as a district starts preparing kids for college as soon as they begin to pack up at the middle school and get ready to jump into high school. All in all, Herricks is great high school for ambitious and determined students.