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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
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White Plains Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in White Plains, NY. It has 2,238 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.

White Plains Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1190
476 responses
Average ACT
28
136 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$84,415
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,694
National
$949
Median Home Value
$550,400
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
  • Jiggy showcase
    22%
  • Proms
    19%
  • Holiday Bizzar
    16%
  • Spring Bazaar
    16%
  • Senior award
    13%
  • Marching band events?
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,238
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$162,686
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$30,489/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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I am very fortunate to have been able to spend my 4 years of high school here. Not only did its large population allow for diversity, but it fostered a range of specialities and interests that created a safe space for each and every individual attending. Whilst comparing schools with friends and different districts, I came to appreciate just how various and distinctive our elective opportunities were. The bustling halls of our large campus have housed several pep rallies and events to engage my fellow peers and I. This school has truly created such a welcoming environment for students of all different backgrounds.
I refrained from awarding this school 5 stars for reasons pertaining to the district as a whole. Once COVID-19 spread, our school struggle to acclimate to new conditions alongside many other schools. While that is understandable, we did not utilize Zoom or any other direct call apps, which made learning virtually all the more difficult. Regardless, this place is my home.
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my White Plains High School experience has been a rocky but good one. The teachers i had the chance to have were very compassionate & understanding teachers. They sympathized with us students, helped us with things whether it was school or if we was just going through something personally. They have clubs for everything and diversity and inclusivity is very apparent in our school. The staff for the most part is very helpful & help the students along with their high school experience amazingly. The school spirit flows amazingly throughout students and staff. Anytime there is an school event or a week for school activities the whole school shows up & participates heavily, same for school games & more.
White Plains High School is always encouraging its students that they can achieve anything. The teachers actually care about the students and even reach out to us after we graduate. There are so many resources that I didn't even know was available and it just keeps growing every year. WPHS has this uplifting spirit that I can't even explain!