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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Ithaca Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Ithaca, NY. It has 1,349 students in grades 9-12 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.
About Ithaca Senior High School...
Address
1401 N Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone
(607) 274-2145

Ithaca Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1330
259 responses
Average ACT
30
86 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$31,967
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Median Home Value
$233,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
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 36 responses
Report
  • Senior casino night
    31%
  • Winter Formal
    17%
  • Homecoming week
    14%
  • The Cabaret
    11%
  • The Musical
    11%
  • Annual Handball tournament
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,349
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,612
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.7%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$21,674/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Teachers are very hit or miss, some are fantastic and truly eye-opening while other really have no idea what they are doing. There are a lot of great opportunities for rigorous classes and clubs. School conditions are quite poor which smelly bathrooms, extremely water damaged ceilings, asbestos infested classrooms, and lead water. There is also a lack of good communication between students and the administration. IHS is diverse in the hallways but not in the classrooms, nearly all higher level classes are White and Asian dominated and I'm pretty sure there is only one non-white teacher in the enter school.
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It was an overall very encouraging education. Most of the teachers are very well qualified, the student body is extremely diverse, and there will always be a member of the staff (counselor, teacher, etc) that will able to help you. The food quality has been improving, and overall the whole school district is only trying to better itself. I made unforgettable friends and really enjoyed my time at IHS!
I had a great four years at Ithaca. The teachers are dedicated, and I learned about more than just math and science from them. The amount of extra circulars is vast, and Ithaca has excellent opportunities within the community. The one area the school could improve is college preparedness for its seniors. The year I graduated, I had no idea what I was doing. There were no college fairs, and I was left to do everything by myself, which was stressful.