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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Smithtown High School East is a highly rated, public school located in Saint James, NY. It has 1,577 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.

Smithtown High School East Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1250
403 responses
Average ACT
28
186 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$109,493
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,775
National
$949
Median Home Value
$447,800
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Playing on a sports team
    21%
  • Pep rally
    20%
  • After school activities
    20%
  • Sporting events
    11%
  • Symphonic band
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • School Musical
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,577
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$105,288
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 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
$26,080/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Smithtown High School East is a great school for academics! Almost all of the teachers are highly qualified and do a good job at preparing their students. We have an excellent music program that has been very successful. They go on a minimum of one trip per year (performed at Carnegie Hall, Six Flags, Coney Island, etc.). We have some successful sports teams, but we are definitely not the best. As a senior, I believe I am extremely prepared academically for college, especially as a STEM major. Now for the negatives:
There is not a lot of diversity especially in the school. Vaping has become an epidemic in the school. So much so that they closed almost all of the bathrooms in order to prevent vaping in the stalls. However, this has done absolutely nothing to reduce the amount of vaping and has only inconvenienced the students. If you do good and stay out of trouble caused by vaping and drugs, high school at East will be a breeze.
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It was alright, but not very clean at all. The girls bathroom always had toilet water all over the floor, and the drains one time started spewing this black liquid and bugs crawled out.. yeah GROSS. It also took 6 months for the school to fix the broken toilet in the girls locker room that they blocked off. There are nice resources though due to the rich area! The teachers are super nice for the most part, too. I wish the school would do more about the language the students would use; I have heard countless slurs being thrown around in the hallway.
This is a great school I have enjoyed attending here, there's various different types of electives you can take especially business! The teachers tend to be very helpful, and you can tell that many of them care about their students and performing their job well. The academics are great, and for extracurriculars I would say it's good too. There's lots of sports and clubs to join as well as many opportunities for college credit.