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-
Tappan Zee High School is an elite, public school located in Orangeburg, NY. It has 1,084 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
15 Dutch Hill Rd
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Telephone
(845) 680-1606

Tappan Zee High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
236 responses
Average ACT
29
85 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$85,091
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$831
National
$949
Median Home Value
$463,600
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    26%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Acoustic Underground
    15%
  • Musical
    11%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • 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
1,084
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 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
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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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.
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Tappan Zee High School is a very nice school with lots of opportunity to further one's education. For four years students are given help to follow any career path they may be interested in. Whether it is a career in music, engineering, teaching or art, TZHS offers classes students can participate in throughout their high school journey. Not to mention the many sports and clubs students can get involved with. The teachers and other staff are very friendly and will gladly help students out with any problem they may be facing. Overall my experience at Tappan Zee was great. Personally I had an amazing time, made lots of new friends, participated in sports, and learned quite a lot.
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.