West Hempstead High School is a highly rated, public school located in West Hempstead, NY. It has 710 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
West Hempstead High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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West Hempstead High School Reviews
The number one aspect of West Hempstead that I enjoyed the most out of my four years attending there was definitely the teachers and staff. Personally, I did not enjoy getting up every morning at 6 AM to get ready for school, then having to sit on the bus for 45 mins to get to school was enjoyable either. However, almost every teacher I've had throughout my 4 years in the high school went out of their way to ensure that my school was an attractive and enjoyable place to learn. One improvement that could be made would be an innovation to the school lunch program, as I know that I am not the only student in the building that despised the cafeteria lunch. It wasn't terrible but it needs improvements to it so that all students can enjoy it.
West Hempstead Highschool is an overall very good school. There are many things that are favorable about this school, and some things that can be improved. On the positive side, they have (mostly) great teachers who work hard to make sure that ALL of their students succeed, and the diversity is adequate. But what I believe needs to be improved is college readiness. For the most part they try to provide you with as much resources as possible, but fail to recognize that some of the resources provided are not actually effective.
My experience at West Hempstead High School has been amazing so far. There are so many opportunities to set myself up for success in the future. Last year I was able to play up in eighth grade as a varsity softball player. This looks great on my transcript. There are many different AP classes that you’re allowed to take as early as sophomore year. There are also many different electives that are offered to all grades. This year I’m taking a sports marketing course that will teach me about all the aspects of advertising sports and I am only a freshman. This gives me a big advantage than other students may have. I’ve only been at this school for half a year, however, I wouldn’t want to experience high school at any other place. Everyone is very welcoming and since the community is small it brings us together.