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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-
Suffern Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Suffern, NY. It has 1,488 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
49 Viola Rd
Suffern, NY 10901
Telephone
(845) 357-3800

Suffern Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
260 responses
Average ACT
28
110 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$136,845
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,713
National
$949
Median Home Value
$618,100
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Spirit week
    39%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Spirit Week is a week long of crazy shenanigans!
    16%
  • All the sports games are fun to go to
    13%
  • Hockey Games
    7%
  • Science trip to Six Flags
    2%
  • Spring day
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,488
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$104,811
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 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
$26,433/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Suffern Senior High School Reviews

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Suffern High School, in spite of all its minor imperfections, provides superior stepping stones for college and life beyond high school. Teachers and staff make themselves readily available to guide students towards their college and professional careers. In addition to offering websites to help students navigate the college-hunting process, the administration also organizes a plethora of events such as college information seminars.
That being said, there are some realms in which I find Suffern High School may be lacking; Namely, the school's business courses.
Preparing for the "real world" involves garnering a very broad set of skills, ranging from interpersonal communication, certain educational backgrounds, and an understanding of the ever-expanding role of finance in one's everyday life. Suffern High School offers several Finance related courses, however it is my perception such courses are underfunded, understaffed, and given less attention than they deserve.
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What I loved about Suffern High School that we have our own culture. We have so many different qualities that many schools don't have, and would never understand. Things like unit lunch; where all grades eat together throughout the school. Or our rotating schedule; where we only have each class 4 times a week instead of 5. We have so much great technology at Suffern, from our brand new smart boards, to the teachers all having their own iPad's. We are constantly upgrading everything to kept up with all the students. Even though sometimes the teachers can't keep up with how to use the smart-boards, students will always be there to help. From the mini-theaters, to our small Greek theater in front, Suffern is a great place and i'm lucky to have gotten an education here.
My experience throughout high school in Suffern High School was very good, mainly because of the people who I met throughout my years there and the faculty. I joined the Cross Country team my freshman year and since then I have been able to connect with other faculty members about sports, making our relationships stronger and easier for me to be able to go to them for help no matter what the subject was. I also met my best friends through the amazing sports in Suffern, and that the overall atmosphere of the athletics at Suffern is amazing because everyone wants to see all of the teams succeed.