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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Spackenkill High School is a highly rated, public school located in Poughkeepsie, NY. It has 475 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.

Spackenkill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
162 responses
Average ACT
30
48 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$124,338
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,190
National
$949
Median Home Value
$281,200
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
Report
  • 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
475
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
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
$106,613
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
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$29,227/ 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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A smaller school with a student body under 500, it's very heavily focused on academic courses. The rooms seemed well funded -- the science, computer & engineering labs full of equipment along with the art room(s) -- and the class sizes plus extracurricular activities enable students to get the attention they need as opposed to what some of the more unfortunate larger schools' students may fall victim to. They perform well against other schools in academic competitions like the Science Olympiad (offered in New York State).
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Spackenkill High School was an amazing school and I am very proud to have graduated from there. The teachers are very invested in your success along with most of the other staff, especially the principle and guidance counselors. If you apply yourself, you will have a great academic high school experience and an education that will over prepare you for college. On the social side, Spackenkill's community seems friendly, but be aware of its relatively small size that might lead to everyone knowing everything about you. I had a fun and eventful time at Spackenkill and even though it was just high school, there is a small space for it in my heart.
Spackenkill is a very small school. Because of this, there’s a lot of one on one time with teachers and staff. The teachers truly want to see you succeed and will do anything to help you. Also Spackenkill is big on school spirit and the athletic program is excellent. Spackenkill really helps prepare for college as well. There’s a SAT class that helps you prepare for it. Unlike other schools, this class is completely free and helps a lot for you to succeed. There’s also a club for everyone. From theater to art to sports etc, there’s something for everyone. Spack is also a very safe school. There is always a cop around which they are very nice and the security is very good. Spackenkill changed my life and it has certainly prepared me for college and beyond.