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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Islip High School is a highly rated, public school located in Islip, NY. It has 960 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.

Islip High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1150
211 responses
Average ACT
27
45 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$94,325
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,675
National
$949
Median Home Value
$356,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Sports night
    33%
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Pep rally
    10%
  • Float building
    7%
  • Concert
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
960
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$115,781
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.1%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$28,722/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Overall, I would say Islip is an above average high school. There are no major negatives or concerns with the school. The school is very safe with incredible sports facilities and a good amount of options when it comes to courses and extracurriculars. The sports team are competitive all-around and offer good resources for athletes. The cafeteria has also been rated highly with solid quality and options. However, there are things the school can improve on such AP course selection and college readiness. I was unable to take multiple AP courses that I was hoping to take this year due to them being dropped or school scheduling conflicts. Additionally, guidance lacks information and connections with prestigious universities. The school is also behind on college preparatory events and services. Overall, I had a great experience at Islip High School but believe it needs to be better at helping students get into better schools.
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Islip High School is really just an average school. They do have great clubs and activities for students to participate in. Their security is excellent. However, they need to change some of their policies that harm students. For instance, certain groups of students are favored at the expense of others. This year, student government has priority parking in the senior parking lot. The district also pushes AP classes onto kids and put members of certain academies at school under loads of stress by requiring multiple APs. They should also fix the sinks in the bathrooms because they are like pretty bad.
Islip High School offered little in college preparedness. However this does not mean Islip was bad, far from it. There were tons of teachers that knew what they were talking about and were willing to explain and teach it to those confused, if they put in the work to finding help. Yet there were teachers that were great people, but terrible teachers. Clubs in Islip were everything at islip. For a small school, there were a lot of clubs, but sports were not as interesting. We didn’t have enough students to have a swimming or gymnastics team so we paired up with another small school. There was not a lot of diversity in the school, as the school was mainly white people, but we develop more vents dedicated to diversity. The safety of Islip was sort of laid back and you could really enter anywhere to get in the school. The food really went downhill after that chef from chopped left.