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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
New Paltz Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in New Paltz, NY. It has 761 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.

New Paltz Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
261 responses
Average ACT
29
52 responses
AP Enrollment
40%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$72,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,310
National
$949
Median Home Value
$309,700
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
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 50 responses
Report
  • Drama and musical
    24%
  • Pep rally
    18%
  • Talent show
    14%
  • Dancing with the teachers
    6%
  • Newspaper Distribution
    6%
  • Concerts
    6%
  • Language classes
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
761
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,959
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$26,542/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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New Paltz Senior High School Reviews

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I have been in this school district for my whole k-12. All of the teachers I have had are very nice expect for some, of course. There is always a support system and many community activities to get involved in. The most this school lacks is coordination in the guidance department especially when students have to apply and search for college. Also, setting up schedules, and good food. The most I hear in the halls is the food sucks and guidance is not helping. The front desk and entry of the school building is not friendly and welcoming. The people at the window seem so annoyed and they don't seem like they care. If it wasn't for my friends and the good teachers, I wouldn't want to go to school. The school sprit is amazing. The yearly "pep-rallies" are always so fun and something I have always looked forward to each year. All the student and teacher and facility member get involved and have fun for a day. Additionally, the girls bathrooms are usually disgusting everyday.
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My experience with New Paltz High School has be positive overall. The teachers are truly incredible and what make this school so excellent. My main complaint would have to be the administration and guidance department. In my experience, and the general feeling of the students at the high school, the administration has been very poor at effectively communicating with and listening to the students. Guidance is overworked, and frankly does not offer the proper resources for students.
Academics were great, many classes were easy but there were many areas where you could challenge yourself (AP courses, college courses, etc.). Music and sports were taken very seriously. There were several opportunities to be in various clubs as well. A lot of bullying and harassing was going on and nothing was done about it. Many students suffered from mental illnesses and nothing was done about that either.