A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
15 Dutch Hill Rd
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Telephone
(845) 680-1606
Website

Tappan Zee High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
213 responses
Average ACT
29
71 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
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  • Spirit week
    26%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Acoustic Underground
    15%
  • Musical
    12%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Hepcat
    9%
  • Multicultural show
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,116
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$25,001/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Tappan Zee High School Reviews

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In my three and a half years at Tappan Zee High School, I've had an amazing, intellectually stimulating experience. From freshman to senior year, I have witnessed monumental change, some good and some bad. I saw the school lunches slowly but perpetually deteriorate into worse food every year. I saw security get tighter, limiting the freedoms of students, especially the senior school. I even may have seen the school get less diverse. But, most importantly, I saw people change, and for the better. Because of the education and environment offered at Tappan Zee High School, students became more accepting, friendly, smarter, more accepting, and more knowledgeable about the world. While I do wish that the school lunches were better, or that students, at least the seniors, had more freedoms, I do not want to see the educational environment, that provided me my overall great high school experience, change.
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Tappan Zee High School gave me life long friends and a sense of community. After attending college, i've never met anyone else that has such a great home life and loves their community and high school friends more than my friends and I do. I would like to thank Tappan Zee High School for teaching me morals, to be genuine, kind, and honest, in order to have the relationships with people in my community that I do. It also allowed me to be very experienced in different areas by providing many different types of clubs, activities, and athletics that I could easily be apart of.
This is a very safe school. There are security guards at all entrances and doors are kept locked. All visitors are required to show identification. There is some bullying, but there are programs in place to minimize it and it is made known that bullying will not be tolerated. The health program is excellent and covers a wide variety of important topics and the school nurse is great!