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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Locust Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Locust Valley, NY. It has 691 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Locust Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
194 responses
Average ACT
28
111 responses
AP Enrollment
58%

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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
    C-
Median Household Income
$145,625
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,188
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,059,200
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • Pep Rally
    22%
  • Relay for Life
    20%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Plays/Musicals
    17%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
691
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$140,440
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
$38,821/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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LVHS academic preparation isn't the best because from Middle School they push taking honors classes, but are only allowed in groups. For example, math and science, and history and english. From choosing these classes as honors, they lead into AP classes which then lead into IB classes. It's nice that students have the option to make this choice, however, most students aren't able to handle the workload/pressure that comes with taking these harder classes. LVHS pushes those classes more than regular level ones. Additionally, as a student who attends BOCES, LVHS doesn't promote BOCES, and really only promotes the IB diploma. They don’t touch on the benefits of BOCES, nor do they allow the students that attend BOCES to give insight about the program to other students. Does that make LVHS a bad school? No, but I do think they should do a better job in informing students on what they’re signing up for when they choose honors classes in Middle School, and they should promote BOCES more.
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The experience of being a Falcon has made me the person I am today. I was able to take some of the most rigorous high school classes in the world, and still have fun while doing so. Teachers are supportive, friendly, smart, and encourage students to truly work their hardest. While the workload can be overwhelming, its truly good material, and allows students to prepare for college to the fullest. Although diligent, the guidance department is unfortunately small, which makes it difficult for them to really spend time with all of their students. Although we lack cultural diversity, we make up for it with a diversity in the kinds of people that come here. It is easy to make lifelong friends, mostly because you can't go anywhere in this town without running into someone you know. On the weekends, traditionally, people go to football/lacrosse games, eat crappy food, and hang out on the beach. I couldn't ask for a better high school experience.
Locust Valley is a great high school for many reasons. First off the teachers are very helpful and want to always help the best that they can. They offer extra help daily and always want to find a time that is best for you. It is a very safe school with security guards at all doors. The guidance counselors are super helpful and always do the best they can to accommodate you with the classes you want and help assisting in your college process. You can meet with them as many times as you want until you feel college ready. The school spirit is also great with homecoming week and prom to involve fun into school.