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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Plainedge Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Massapequa, NY. It has 1,002 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Plainedge Senior High School...
Address
241 Wyngate Dr
Massapequa, NY 11758
Telephone
(516) 992-7565

Plainedge Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1190
148 responses
Average ACT
27
66 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$115,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,799
National
$949
Median Home Value
$432,000
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
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 23 responses
Report
  • Sporting events
    26%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Chorus Concerts
    13%
  • Sports Day
    13%
  • The school musical which has been more popular
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,002
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$121,462
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.2%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$24,708/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Plainedge Senior High School Reviews

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I loved the small school feel. The teachers were terrific. Lessons were always thought out. Classes are so small that you get a lot of attention from teachers.
They treat students like adults. The principal is very involved. He attends most school events. He is also an amazing English teacher. Sports were fun. Our teams are always very successful. We have had many all county athletes. Most of the coaches were caring and inspiring. The music department was my favorite. The choir teacher is amazing. Choir tour is the highlight every year for us. Our concerts are broadcast on the internet for the family to see if they cannot be there. The security system is so good. You always feel safe to be there. When something happens at the school, they make everyone aware of the facts. Many families stay in Plainedge, mostly for the schools. Most parents are graduates of the school district.
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Plainedge is very sport-centered. This means that people with academic or artistic inclinations do not get the sufficient attention needed to prepare them for their future. The research program cannot compete at a local level, clubs are not active (just used as a resume booster), the arts department is on a tight budget and always scrambling for supplies, teachers aren't comfortable with their material, and our sports teams aren't even successful. While Plainedge is a tight-knit community, overall, it is a community that does not value the arts or academics, and it lacks in diversity.
It's a semi small school which keeps class sizes small and ensures everyone knows each other. Sports are very good but the school seems to prioritize them over academics at points. Offers honors and AP courses but only 1-2 AP classes are offered per course which means you might not even be able to take them if they don't fit perfectly into your schedule. Guidance doesn't help at all and is never around. Most of the teachers are amazing though and will help you out. Also the music programs are excellent! Orchestra gets gold or gold with distinction every year at NYSSMA.