Scarsdale Senior High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Scarsdale Senior High School Reviews
The school environment is a very proficient place to study and work towards your dreams. The classes are comprehensive and the teachers are very intelligent and are very supportive. Class sizes are generally 20-25 people, and students are encouraged to seek extra help from their teachers or just to get to know them. However the amount of stress that students experience here are almost suffocating. The aura of competition for college and grades is quite overwhelming, and the workload that students receive continue for hours and hours. But other than that, there is a tight community that binds the school and the town together.
I only studied in SHS for less than a year but the impact it had on me was phenomenal. Being new not only to the school but the States as well made me worry endlessly about how I would do in school. Turns out I had nothing to worry about -- everyone (my dean, teachers and classmates) were all so nice to me and such a great help. Even when I got lost in the building I could ask any student along the hallways to direct me to my next class and they would do so happily. It made me feel welcomed and more connected to the community here. I really enjoyed my few months there and am and would be forever grateful to the people I met there.
It's not for everyone. Some thrive in competition, others don't. The school fosters a love of competition, not learning. The teachers will talk about how to impress colleges, but not so much their own studies, interests, or outside learning. The environment is not intellectual at all-- if you're looking for an intelligent debate or discussion, you'll probably get laughed at. The students talk more about GPA, grades than the content of their classes. Even more students will talk about the colleges they're interested in and how they need to raise their GPA and volunteering hours to get in. The students are driven to become successful, not learners. If you want to learn how to be competitive and be successful, this is probably for you. If you're looking for a wholesome learning experience, you'll be disappointed. Furthermore, the student environment (I find) is suffocating. If some students are quirky, or act outside of the norm they're gossiped about, called "weird" or a "freak." While this isn't outright bullying, it certainly isn't pleasant. Also, I've had bad luck with teachers-- many of whom were disinterested, indifferent towards students and quite frankly, rude and unwilling to help. I've had some great teachers, but most of them were grumpy, stubborn or young and inexperienced.