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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Tappan Zee High School is a top rated, public school located in Orangeburg, NY. It has 1,061 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Tappan Zee High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
313 responses
Average ACT
29
116 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$86,211
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$933
National
$949
Median Home Value
$449,400
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 101 responses
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  • Spirit week
    24%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Acoustic Underground
    14%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Musical
    10%
  • Hepcat
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,061
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$124,618
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$26,614/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Tappan Zee High School Reviews

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Teachers and coaches are invested in making the school great. Teachers can relate to HS students. Plenty of opportunities to participate in sports, clubs, leadership programs and honor societies. Everyone is accepted for the person they are. There are all types of students and they accept each other and work side by side each other. There is tremendous school spirit. Many students attend sporting events, concerts, etc. Students want to do well in school and help and support each other. There is a feeling of community and family throughout the school. The academic classes ate challenging but fair. They have all different levels to support all of th students and their individual abilities. The building is maintained in a nice way and there are many renovations being done to keep it up to date.
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The school over all is a fine school. It is your average suburban white bread school. it is mostly made up of blue color workers. In this political, polarized environment it is hard to talk to friends about the state of our country. Most of the students just follow their parents lead on this state of affairs. My parents are on opposite sides. So I made up my own mind on whats right and wrong. I feel it has separated out of people in this school. There is always the normal clicks and social tensions but now it is even harder to get along.
Tappan Zee High School is a large school where everybody gets to know each other through connectivity in the classroom, extracurricular activities, and athletic events. There is always a great turnout at sports games and for art happenings such as open mics for musicians and poets. Student involvement plays a big role in getting things done. However, the teachers are always willing to listen and provide for student projects. Overall, everyone I know has loved their experience with Tappan Zee High School and was well-prepared for college.