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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Scarsdale Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Scarsdale, NY. It has 1,530 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.

Scarsdale Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1380
388 responses
Average ACT
31
292 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,965
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,445,400
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
  • Senior carnival
    23%
  • Halloween
    16%
  • Jabberwocky
    13%
  • Senior Game of Assassin
    13%
  • Senior Options
    13%
  • The homecoming football game
    10%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,530
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$141,580
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$31,108/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Scarsdale Senior High School Reviews

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Scarsdale High School is largely filled with ambitious, wealthy, white, liberal, Jewish students who mainly focus on getting into college. That said, despite the homogeneity of the student body and the high-stress environment, Scarsdale High School has excellent teachers and an intensely competitive atmosphere that really prepares students to succeed in life.

Scarsdale High School is the type of school where kids brag about their grades, and being smart does not (in my experience) have a correlation with being bullied-- In many cases, it often seems doing well in school is something that is admired. This definitely allows for a competitive environment where students are motivated to do well, although perhaps to the detriment of their stress levels.

There's not a lot of school spirit, to the point where homecoming didn't even exist my senior year. Pep rallies are pretty boring events that kids try to cut, and sports are fun, but for the most part not too important.
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Students usually care mostly about grades and college. The food is great. Facilities are great. A lot of teachers are great while some are terrible. The environment is very competitive which is unhealthy but it pushes kids to be better. Sports are decent. Clubs are good. School spirit is low because the students are tired. If you're not academically challenged and you work hard, you should be set for college.

Another huge thing about SHS - IT IS VERY DIVIDED AND LACKS DIVERSITY. It's divided by gender, race, and between domestic students and international students (Generally speaking. There are some exceptions). Also there is homophobia, transphobia, and racial biases within the student body and faculty. Although within the faculty, it's mostly racial biases if anything. Some kids are outright racist. The school is mostly rich white jewish kids. If they're not Jewish, they're probably Christian. You have to find your niche here. If you fail to... good luck. It's a very cliquy place.
Very good quality of education. Teachers are very nice and helpful (for the most part). There are clubs and extracurricular activities for pretty much everyone's interests. There is a lot of Raiders pride (Go raiders!) and the teams are very good. The library is two floors (but is mostly computers...) the music department is one of the best they've ever seen, say many of the teachers. School is very diverse as well, with people from all over the country, and the world, coming here to be educated. There are many programs that help students get jobs and get ready for college. The school is run by a good administration and they run fire drills frequently to prepare the students for a fire (most likely in the chem labs). The food is okay...