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Overall Niche Grade
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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 1,634 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Smithtown High School East...
Address
10 School St
Saint James, NY 11780
Telephone
(631) 382-2705
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Smithtown High School East Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1230
333 responses
Average ACT
28
158 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$102,868
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,683
National
$949
Median Home Value
$445,000
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Pep rally
    22%
  • After school activities
    20%
  • Playing on a sports team
    18%
  • Sporting events
    12%
  • School Musical
    6%
  • Symphonic band
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,634
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,756
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 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
$23,018/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 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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Overall my experience at Smithtown East has been excellent! I've built relationships with teachers that I never though possible and with that my experience in the classroom was outstanding. The student body at Smithtown East is one of the most accepting and from my experience one of the best not only on Long Island but also in New York state. As an athlete, the sports teams I have been a part of were the most tightly knit group of boys that I've ever been a part of and that coupled with the athletic ability of the students contributed largely to our success. This is a place that parents feel safe to send their children and trust that they are getting a great education.
Smithtown East offers many extracurricular activities as well as many choices for electives. The business department offers a variety of classes, some of which can be taken for college credit. Each department of the school offers numerous field trips that are educational, but also fun. The symphonic music groups preform at Carnegie Hall every two years, which was an incredible experience. All of the teachers (with a few exceptions) are very helpful and understanding. If you take advantage of all the school has to offer, your experience will be much more enjoyable and exciting.