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.
Spackenkill High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Spackenkill High School Reviews
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.
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.