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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School is an above average, public school located in Copiague, NY. It has 1,566 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
About Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School...
Address
1100 Dixon Ave
Copiague, NY 11726
Telephone
(631) 842-4010
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Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1090
181 responses
Average ACT
26
37 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$72,517
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,650
National
$949
Median Home Value
$298,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
73%
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 124 responses
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  • Prom
    20%
  • Prep Rally
    19%
  • Battle of the Classes
    13%
  • High school musical
    11%
  • Mr. copaigue
    8%
  • Senior Dinner
    7%
  • Senior skip day
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,566
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,592
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$21,775/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School Reviews

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Great High school, has the best teachers ever! This school is in a small town on Long Island that doesn't have the best reputation. The town is pretty bad, violence is increasing, as well as gangs, and drugs. But the High school just seems to take the students out of that bad situation that their going through and let them get completely submerged in their work, and friends at school to take their minds off things. These teachers are so nice, and know what the students experience everyday. I wouldn't trade anything in the world to have gone to a different high school.
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Copiague High School isn't a bad school, despite people thinking it's "The ghetto of Long Island" and such. The teachers are more than capable of doing their jobs, but many of the students like to choose not to apply themselves, and turn around and blame the teacher for "Not teaching well enough." To be completely honest, you get what you give, and if you apply and engage yourself, you're well on your way to succeed. The school has a fair range of diversity, though there is a noticeably (And understandably) small East Asian population in the school. Other populations that are considered a minority in America are rare, as well: Jews and Muslims exist, but are fairly hard to find. The majority seems to be Hispanic, Black, and White, from largest to smallest (relatively speaking).
What I love about Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School the most is the diversity. Copiague High School is made up of so many people that come from so many different places. This gives you a better look at the real world and what people look like outside of high school. I also love that my school has so many programs, either for fun or for academic purposes. Although my school is amazing there are a couple things that I would change. I would change the food. I would give more options because some kids either have allergies or happen to be vegan or vegetarian and do not have many options to chose from. My overall experience with Walter G. O'Connell has been great!