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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Spackenkill High School is a top rated, public school located in Poughkeepsie, NY. It has 491 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
112 Spackenkill Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Telephone
(845) 463-7810

Spackenkill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
139 responses
Average ACT
30
41 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$119,833
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,161
National
$949
Median Home Value
$278,600
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Spack Idol
    17%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Mr spack
    12%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Senior Awards
    10%
  • Powder puff football game
    10%
  • Basketball Games
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
491
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,524
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$28,912/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Spackenkill High School Reviews

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Spackenkill High School is a Blue Ribbon school, making it above average in ranking and academics. The effort that the school puts towards improving STEM and the Arts is extraordinary. Most schools that I have seen are average in how they organize and teach in their educational and arts department, but Spackenkill makes sure that their students get the education they deserve. They offer a variety of AP's ,honors, regents, and elective classes, and the teachers stay involved in how their students are doing in school, as they frequently check up on them to see how they are doing and what their goals are in the class. The school itself is full of diversity, so students get to learn about and experience other cultures.
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Spackenkill High school is a very well rounded school that provides many opportunities for the students. The faculty is great and the teachers accommodate for each student, whether is be financially or academically. The school is in great condition and is a blue ribbon school. The community is close and no one feels left out. I highly recommend sending your children here.
There's a sort of competitive environment because it seems like everyone is so smart, so it's really common to take insane amounts of AP courses and to stay up til 3 am doing homework every night. That being said, even though teachers tend to assign a huge workload, a lot of them really do care about the subject they teach and about their students (especially at the honors and AP levels). The students tend to be sweet and honestly no one even really cares enough to put in the effort to be a bully, so there's none of that (despite how much the administration assumes there must be). The problem is that everyone is really stressed out all the time, even the teachers, which makes it harder. Overall, it's fine, and you find your group easily.