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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
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
New Paltz Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in New Paltz, NY. It has 770 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About New Paltz Senior High School...
Address
134 S Putt Corners Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561
Telephone
(845) 256-4100
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New Paltz Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
220 responses
Average ACT
30
46 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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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
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$71,806
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,217
National
$949
Median Home Value
$304,000
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Drama and musical
    25%
  • Pep rally
    20%
  • Talent show
    14%
  • Newspaper Distribution
    7%
  • Concerts
    7%
  • Broadway trips
    7%
  • Language classes
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
770
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$94,937
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 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
$23,291/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
41%
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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New Paltz Senior High School Reviews

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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.
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I thought that New Paltz High School offers plenty of opportunities for all students. There's lots of ways to participate in extra-curricular activities, I just wish I had more time in the day. The academics are pretty rigorous depending on the course load selected. At times I've struggled with balancing work and extra-curricular activities, however, this was because i selected more difficult courses. Over all the school is very good.
The teachers of New Paltz High School are passionate about connecting with their students and inspire intellectual curiosity, particularly those of the history and english departments. However, I do feel as though our administration and counselors hold us to numerical standards of achievement, which are not necessarily accurate measures of college readiness. Additionally, many of my peers have observed that our guidance department has limited contribution in the college application process, especially considering the increased competitiveness over the past five years.