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2023 Best High Schools in Orange County

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Orange County.

    The Storm King School

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    Private School,

    CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, NY,

    8-12,

    111 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Storm King is an extraordinary school in every respect. The teachers and administrative staff are filled with integrity and professionalism. Every member of the staff cares deeply about each....

    Read 111 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 198,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Orange County.

    Northern Academy

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    Private School,

    MIDDLETOWN, NY,

    1-12,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My son joined Northern Academy of the Arts in the 10th grade, and the change I saw in him since the first day has been incredible. He is much more motivated than before, taking responsibility of his....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 120,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

  3. #3 Best Private High Schools in Orange County.

    New York Military Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, NY,

    8-12,

    22 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Administration listens to the kids when they say they need help and/or want to add specific classes. They add new teachers to accommodate students wants and needs as much as possible. I’d like to see higher quality food offered. Possibly locally grown/organic options. Maybe local farms would be willing to donate and/or give a discount?! Primarily a boarding school, parents are not as involved as non-boarding schools. It would be nice to get the community more involved to bring in more school spirit (especially since most parents are....

    Read 22 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 100,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  4. #1 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Cornwall Central High School

    Cornwall Central School District, NY,

    9-12,

    289 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My high school experience was pretty great! At Cornwall high school the teachers are very helpful and very personable. I'm currently a senior and have been enrolled in three college level courses....

    Read 289 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,110,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  5. #2 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Monroe-Woodbury High School

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    Monroe-Woodbury Central School District, NY,

    9-12,

    458 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Monroe-Woodbury is a very large school which is at times scary. In my case, I loved having an environment like this. It was very diverse, allowing students to find their own group of friends. With so....

    Read 458 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,436,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  6. #3 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    James I. O'Neill High School

    Highland Falls Central School District, NY,

    9-12,

    113 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Currently in my senior year at James I O’Neill High school, I feel that the school made me into who I am today. Not only did I make lasting relationships, but I was free to experience new things;....

    Read 113 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 468,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  7. #8 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Valley Central High School

    Valley Central School District, NY,

    9-12,

    165 Niche users give it an average review of 3.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The teachers are down to Earth and understand that the students are human too, most of the time. Faculty is pretty friendly, but the administration team has a limited sense of presence. The art....

    Read 165 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,364,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  8. #9 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Minisink Valley High School

    Minisink Valley Central School District, NY,

    9-12,

    190 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Minisink Valley High School properly prepares students with the necessary hands-on experience and the guidance and support to be able to discover their academic interests and desires in their....

    Read 190 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,160,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  9. #10 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Pine Bush Senior High School

    Pine Bush Central School District, NY,

    9-12,

    231 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Pine Bush has diverse programs and opportunities for students of all kinds. They have a diverse C-Tech program, a STARS program, many AP and college classes. They are heavily focused on STEM...A lot of the teachers are great. Most are supportive, fair and open-minded. There is a great support system for non-divergent kids, though I would avoid the counseling office as much as possible....Administration and teachers are almost exclusively white, though, and a lot of the admin. is reluctant to address racist behavior at times. There is a huge cultural divide between the white kids from...There are Diversity, Unity and GSA clubs, though, so it is easy to find your 'people' at PB..

    Read 231 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,647,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  10. #12 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Newburgh Free Academy - Main Campus

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    Newburgh City School District, NY,

    9-12,

    355 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says This was the epitome of an overall value education. I believe my upcoming in Newburgh really helped shaped me an individual ready to help the underserved community. My favorite areas of the school....

    Read 355 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 3,431,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  11. #13 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Wallkill Senior High School

    Wallkill Central School District, NY,

    9-12,

    143 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Wallkill Senior High School is a small school in a beautiful setting. The view from our multi-purpose field is a gorgeous mountain range. There are numerous sports, music/art programs, and clubs for...A minor change my school would benefit from is a change in menu. In the cafeteria there is a salad bar, but it would be nice to see additional healthier options offered..

    Read 143 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 1,017,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  12. The Birch School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ROCK TAVERN, NY,

    2-12,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our children absolutely thrived at The Birch School last year. During the height of pandemic isolation our kids made deep connections with their teachers, the other students, and themselves. I never....

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 32,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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