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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C-
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
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Yonkers High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1200
408 responses
Average ACT
27
80 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.107 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.107 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 377 responses
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  • Pep Rally, Seniors Prevail
    21%
  • 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.139 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.139 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.139 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.185 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.185 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.185 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.164 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.164 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.164 responses
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My experience at YMHS was one of many ups and downs. Throughout those long 4 years I mainly learned a lot about life, different cultures, and even myself and that's just outside the classroom! This school is definitely amazing when it comes to academics but is really poor when it comes to the athletics department and the social life of students. I wish to see more school spirit and more people interacting with each other. The teachers are all spectacular, every single one of them. They are always there for you whenever you need them whether it's extra help with classwork or advice about life. The administration on the other hand they sometimes tend to focus on what makes the school "look good" as opposed to what's in the best interest of the students. Going to YMHS coming from a private middle school was really a wake up call for me.
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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.
Yonkers High School can be, to put it simply, quite the challenge of a school to attend. It does not offer a wide variety of classes to take, and it pushes students into the IB diploma programme--whether or not they may be capable of handling the workload. Fun fact: a full IB student only has room in his or her schedule for lunch every OTHER day! The best part of the school is probably the community: we all struggle together and support one another.