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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade B
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Sanford H. Calhoun High School is a top rated, public school located in Merrick, NY. It has 1,224 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
393 responses
Average ACT
29
154 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

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Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$158,306
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,208
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$573,200
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Spirit Week
    27%
  • Colt Fest/Homecoming
    16%
  • The St.Baldricks shave
    13%
  • Health Fair
    9%
  • Relay For Life
    9%
  • Class Night
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,224
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$130,847
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 41 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 41 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$32,846 / year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 40 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 40 responses

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