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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Nelson Mandela High School is a public, alternative school located in Mount Vernon, NY. It has 139 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Nelson Mandela High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
42%
Average SAT
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$57,109
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,335
National
$949
Median Home Value
$360,300
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.
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
139
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$117,105
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.8%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$26,647/ year
National
$12,239
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I am a graduate of 2015 at Nelson Mandela in Mount Vernon NY and if it wasnt for this school i woulsnt be going on my second year of college I learned so much and had so many sources of help to stay on track Our principal would call us personally to check on us to see how were doing and if we missed class to see why this school deserves more credit than it recieves and not once have i ever felt un safe attending.
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The only activities I get are through the afterschool. I've learned how to do hair apply make-up, dance, dramatic writing and culinary art class. The sports and art program has been a great asset to Nelson Mandela High School.
Every high school experience that has its ups and downs but the support system from faculty is amazing. They are dedicated to see everyone graduate.