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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Roy C. Ketcham Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wappingers Falls, NY. It has 1,753 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
Address
99 Myers Corners Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Telephone
(845) 298-5100
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Roy C. Ketcham Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1210
264 responses
Average ACT
29
44 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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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
    B-
Median Household Income
$100,125
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,913
National
$949
Median Home Value
$307,400
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.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Sporting events
    21%
  • Prom
    21%
  • The plays
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Masque and Mime Productions
    11%
  • Mr. Ketcham is always fun to attend.
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,753
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,392
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,943/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Roy C. Ketcham Senior High School Reviews

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There are a lot of really amazing teachers in the building who genuinely care about students. Unfortunately, guidance counselors pressure kids to take classes they may not wanna take or take kids out of classes they’re worked hard to get into because they personally feel that the student isn’t ready for the class despite having the prerequisites. Athletics are a big part of the school and get funded somewhat. Clubs and extracurriculars have little to no funding and the school doesn’t care about them. The school officers and administrators are loved by many and genuinely care for students. Most teachers are always willing to help want success for all their students. Earbuds are taken more seriously than drugs and juuls at the school which is outrageous.
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Roy C Ketcham was honestly a very good school. The history department has some of the most remarkable and intellectual individuals who value what they teach. Most teachers at this school have a soft spot for their students and they love their jobs. There are multiple clubs you can join and get involved with. They offer great resources for extra help and there is always help available, you just have to ask. The art classes offered are wonderful, I highly recommend taking Ceramics with Ms. Amanda Reardon. She was wonderful and down to earth, she really loves her kids and her job and creating.
I love the teachers, they make going to school worth it most days. I love all the class options we are offered everyone can find their place from regents level classes to honors to A.P. and beyond. Many classes for upperclassmen also offer college credits for much less than would be offered at an actual university, whether that be through D.C.C. or S.U.N.Y. Albany or others. Counselors make it really easy to choose classes that will fulfill all needed requirements. The electives are amazing as well, again there's something for everyone including amazing class options like ceramics and philosophy.