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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Yonkers High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Yonkers, NY. It has 1,214 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
150 Rockland Ave
Yonkers, NY 10705
Telephone
(914) 376-8191

Yonkers High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
315 responses
Average ACT
27
61 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$61,272
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,252
National
$949
Median Home Value
$379,500
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.95 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.95 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 321 responses
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  • Pep Rally, Seniors Prevail
    22%
  • Powderpuff
    15%
  • Talent Show
    14%
  • Gala Night
    14%
  • Gala
    11%
  • Scavenger Hunt
    7%
  • Prom
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,214
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.127 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.127 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.127 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$119,805
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.173 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.173 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.173 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$21,634/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.152 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.152 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.152 responses
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Yonkers High School Reviews

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I genuinely love my school! Yonkers Middle/High School is an excellent school, it challenges the students to expand their knowledge, and the teachers are consistently there to help benefit the students. The teachers prepare, the students to become diligent students. Nonetheless, Yonkers High is also commonly known for it's IB curriculum but also holds AP classes. The diversity in the school is incredible. In addition; there are multitudes of clubs, and activities held here at Yonkers High, for example, the Ace Club, the Key Club, and furthermore. The food and sports here aren't quite the best, however, the resources given to the students is exceptional. Parent involvement is as easy as involving the students, however, Yonkers High School is a place where teachers, facilities, and students all strive for the best.
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Yonkers High School is one of the most diverse communities and has students for various backgrounds and cultures in a mixed environment. It benefits the students’ education and exposes everyone to different ideas, opinions, and experiences. However, the school seems to be struggling as a new middle school grade has been added with causes a lot of struggle in the school and tension in the students. The school is also very underfunded which is disappointing as there’s so much potential in the kids, the school struggles with what they barely have and this causes daily problems with the staff administration and students.
As a student at Yonkers High School, I believe that it is a great school for education and college readiness. The school offers International Baccalaureate(IB) classes which prepares you for college and allows you to receive college credits. Although IB classes require full attention and a lot of work, it is worth it in the long run. Yonkers High School offers a multitude of clubs, in which many can participate in. It is a friendly environment and very accepting. Almost all teachers are very friendly and can manage and prepare students for the future. There is a lot of diversity and even an multicultural event every year. Overall, it is still a great experience and I definitely recommend enrolling.