A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
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
1350
275 responses
Average ACT
31
159 responses
AP Enrollment
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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.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,544
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$29,074/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
93%
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

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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.
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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.