Scarsdale Senior High School is an elite, public school located in Scarsdale, NY. It has 1,544 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
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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.13 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 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.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 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.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Scarsdale Senior High School Reviews
Scarsdale High School is home to a very competitive student body. Unfortunately, the competition is framed in a way that isolates those who are on the regular or in-advanced tract and causes those students to be looked upon differently. The students are friendly and welcoming for the most part, but it is clear that there are some groups and cliques that have been formed from very early childhood. This can make it especially hard for a new incoming student to make friends and feel comfortable. All in all, it is a great school if you want your child to get a good education and have a chance at getting into a top school. My one advisory would be not to be surprised if he/she gets stressed out or overwhelmed at times.
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.