New Paltz Senior High School
- NEW PALTZ, NY
New Paltz Senior High School
- grade AOverall Grade
- NEW PALTZ, NY
- Rating 3.68 out of 5 136 reviews
- Academicsgrade A minus
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Teachersgrade A
- College Prepgrade B+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B
- Administrationgrade C
- Sportsgrade B+
- Foodgrade C minus
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C+
New Paltz Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in NEW PALTZ, NY. It has 733 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 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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Percent Proficient - Math
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Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade C
- Good for Familiesgrade A
- Housinggrade C+
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
Culture & Safety
94%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 18 responses
72%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 18 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
- Drama and musical24%
- Pep rally18%
- Talent show14%
- Broadway trips6%
- Dancing with the teachers6%
- Language classes6%
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
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
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
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
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$26,542 / year
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
Rating 3.68 out of 5 136 reviews
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I graduated New Paltz High School in 2021. It's hard to give a high school a fair rating as a someone who went through some rough years as a student there. However, when looking at the school objectively, there are some clear highlights and downsides that are very telling about the school. The administration there was never stable. It was as if there was a revolving door in the main office, and administrators both across the district and local to the school came and went rather rapidly during my years there. I had a different guidance counselor every year there, making it difficult to find guidance when applying to colleges my senior year when I ended up with a counselor who knew nothing about me or my academic past. That being said, one thing that I was always grateful for there was the faculty. There are some very special teachers at New Paltz High School, and I always felt their support and enthusiasm, whether it was during the class or when running extracurriculars after school.
New Paltz High School has been a great environment to learn in. All staff and students are friendly and encouraging to all ideas. I have absolutely loved the clubs and organized events planned by students. It really shows that at such a young age students are capable of having a goal and achieving it with the help of their peers. I also really have enjoyed how understanding the teachers are. For the most part, if a student needed more time or simply help with something more often then not many of the teachers are willing to make accommodations based on a student’s situation to make sure that the assignment gets done. Lastly I have really appreciated the humor of the teachers. Many of the New Paltz teachers were never strict and often were not afraid to joke around in class. This humor allowed students to be more comfortable and actually enjoy what they were learning.
New Paltz high school gets a 5 out of 5 stars in my books. Throughout my four years being here I have seen some of the greatest acts of kindness and compassion towards students and staff. Students make sure that everyone is feels included in the school, and will make conscious efforts to support anyone who is new or different in any way. Now most schools make stellar efforts at making the students feel welcomed, but at New Paltz I have witnessed on multiple occasions students helping to make teachers feel welcomed in the community. Whether it be a substitute having a bad day or a teacher of 15 years dealing with lots of stress, I have seen the student body come together to support these teachers in a way I would never expect. New Paltz has definitely done an amazing job of educating their students to be compassionate, caring and welcoming students inside the classroom and outside as well.