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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Walter Panas High School is a highly rated, public school located in Cortlandt Manor, NY. It has 916 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.

Walter Panas High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1170
267 responses
Average ACT
27
90 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$110,885
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,468
National
$949
Median Home Value
$423,400
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 86 responses
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Pep Rally
    20%
  • Football and Basketball Games
    19%
  • Prom
    17%
  • None
    8%
  • Gym tournaments and competitions
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
916
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$116,421
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$27,553/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Walter Panas High School Reviews

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Walter Panas is an amazing school! It offers a variety of honors, AP, and elective classes as well as clubs and sports. The community found at the school truly is a family and the teachers and student body are very nice. The food is ok, but the iced coffee is pretty good for a high school. Overall, it's a lovely school.
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I loved my time at Panas. The teachers I’ve had are excellent (especially the science department!) and I feel like they care about me as a person. I chose to pack my schedule full of AP classes and it really has helped to prepare me for college-level thinking. Personally I’ve rarely seen any bullying or cliques and the tolerance between different types of people is great. I’ve made a wide range of incredible friends here. The theatre program is also amazing, with great opportunities for cast, crew, and pit. Overall I’ve had an amazing experience at Panas and I can’t wait to come back to visit.
Panas is a nice school. It definitely is not the cleanest out there, but for a high-school I would say it's pretty neat. They have a program called Oasis, which is geared towards special needs students. This isn't just a program for students who struggle with learning disabilities. Kids who suffer from depression, anxiety, OCD, etc can get help here. Therapists and clinicians are on campus to help out any student that needs help.