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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  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 1,200 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.

Yonkers High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1200
486 responses
Average ACT
28
84 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$62,380
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,344
National
$949
Median Home Value
$392,300
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.118 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.118 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 416 responses
  • Pep Rally, Seniors Prevail
    22%
  • Talent Show
    14%
  • Gala Night
    14%
  • Powderpuff
    13%
  • Gala
    12%
  • Prom
    6%
  • Scavenger Hunt
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,200
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.150 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.150 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.150 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$121,479
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.8%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.196 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.196 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.196 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
$22,981/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.175 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.175 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.175 responses
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Yonkers High is a great school where students can come and expect to learn a lot! Most of the teachers here are great at what they do and can provide and enjoyable learning experience to the students. Of course, there are still a lot of areas in which this school can improve! Like I said, there are many great teachers, however, there are little too many terrible teachers that teach here. I would like to see that more qualified teachers are hired to replace these teachers who have received complaints from multiple students. Furthermore, the arts in the school is very underfunded and lacks the time and space, as well as resources it needs. Arts is very important, but it does seem to take a certain priority at this school.
Again, the school is still one of the best in the area despite these few concerns. I wouldn't have chosen to go to any other school in the area and I stick by that decision. I love this school as it has a very diverse and loving community where everyone can fit in!
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Yonkers High school offered me the best four years of my life. The diversity and ambition of my teachers caught my eye forthwith. With a plethora of clubs and activities, it was easy for me to get involved. The rigor of the courses, I felt, would ameliorate my knowledge in order to perform in college and the outside world. With the choice of IB classes, it allows one to grow independent and responsible as I did from junior and senior year. The teachers are caring and willing to help no matter the circumstance. The level of diversities is outstanding and this is well expressed at our schools annual gala event. I participated on this two years straight and was able to develop my insight on cultures I never knew of. The administration's kind heart profoundly loves student involvement and works efficiently at making sure we are safe and love our school. One thing I would love to see changed is safety. I would admire us bringing in more security. The school on a whole, is like no other!
Yonkers High School is a great high school that offers an intensive and intellectually challenging International Baccalaureate Program. It prompts students to expand heir understanding off the world through critical thinking and in-depth analysis of literature, math, sciences, and history. Despite its various academic successes. Yonkers High School can do a significantly better job of creating a welcoming environment and culture for students while also ensuring there safety and comfortability. At times there seems to be an inability to readily prepare students for the college experience. Sports programs are lacking for athletes who want to pursue a professional career as a result of lack of funding. It is a great school, however, many advances could be made to enhance the learning experience for students throughout their 4 years.