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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  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 1,517 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.
Address
1057 Post Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Telephone
(914) 721-2450

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
349 responses
Average ACT
31
247 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,087
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,337,800
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.15 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Senior carnival
    20%
  • Halloween
    16%
  • Jabberwocky
    16%
  • Senior Game of Assassin
    16%
  • Senior Options
    16%
  • The homecoming football game
    12%
  • Parent teacher conferences
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,517
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$137,111
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$29,221/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Scarsdale Senior High School Reviews

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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...
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The bad news: It is so cliquy and stuck up both inside and outside the classroom it's pathetic. I was literally socially exiled from some (not all) groups because I wasn't white or I didn't love sports. The workload here makes you miserable... unless you crack under the pressure and decide to stop trying your best. And also, I've noticed that international students in particular will have a very hard time finding any friends here at all.

The good news: The teachers are good (some are much better than others). There is generally no bullying from students and teachers (there are exceptions, of course). The food is decent (even if the lines are long). And the academics are amazing (especially if you're smart/tough enough to do well).
The clubs/sports here are not great but not bad.

Basically, it's good but it's horrible at the same time... and I bet it's not any worse than most high schools out there.
Scarsdale High School is the perfect environment for a high achieving and highly motivated student. This school's could be much better and the school culture/spirit is lacking for the most part. However, Scarsdale High School still has many redeeming qualities. It is garunteed that if you graduate from this school you will be receiving one of the best high school educations available. There are enough students in this school for it to be possible for each student to find their crowd, even if they are not the steotypical Scarsdale student. There are many students who end up loving their SHS experience while others struggle to get through their four years, proving that this school is absolutely perfect for a specific kind of student. Oveall, a great school for college prep, and academic achievement.