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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Yonkers High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Yonkers, NY. It has 1,197 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% 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
97%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1200
397 responses
Average ACT
27
77 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,399
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,292
National
$949
Median Home Value
$380,100
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.106 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.106 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 371 responses
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  • Pep Rally, Seniors Prevail
    22%
  • Talent Show
    14%
  • Powderpuff
    14%
  • Gala Night
    13%
  • Gala
    11%
  • Scavenger Hunt
    6%
  • Prom
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,197
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.138 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.138 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.138 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$119,027
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.8%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.184 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.184 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.184 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$21,710/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.163 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.163 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.163 responses
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Yonkers High School Reviews

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Yonkers High school has made me feel like if I were at home! I feel always welcome and the community is just amazing. The students are nice and will always be there to help you if you are new or if you need something. The teachers are amazing and worried about their students welfare and their situations, understanding their problems and helping them to find a solution.
You can make friends easily because in YHS, everybody is accepted. You'll find people from amazing places.
If you're an foreign student, they have an amazing program for ELA students that helps them out to be successful in their transition to english.
The preparation for Regents exams are good too.
If you're in senior year, the counselors will be always there for you and will be helping you to find your dream college and guide you through the process.
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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.
Overall, I enjoyed my time at Yonkers High School.
Being given the opportunity to take IB and AP classes certainly will be beneficial during my college years. If I had not attended this school, I would not have had the privilege of meeting some of my current closest friends. For the most part, the teachers give their best effort so that their students will fully grasp whatever subject they're being taught.
However, you cannot achieve a classic high school experience while being a student at Yonkers High School. Students were highly restricted, at least in terms of privileges. Examples include a lack of parking spaces, inability to order food, and so on.