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Byram Hills High School

Public | 9-12 | 858 students

 

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Posted July 15, 2010

BHHS is an ideal school for students that are self-motivated and aspire to educational excellence. It also has great programs for students with educational impediments. Throughout the years, BHHS has consistently improved and expanded its facilities -- which are now first in class. If there is any downside to BHHS it is that students in the "middle" can get overlooked.


Posted November 7, 2008

Byram Hills is like a little fish tank of students that have known one another very often since preschool, so moving in late in the game, as my family did, is difficult. It can seem that the area s wealth is an important part of life at the school. I found that my solace, and one of the school s few social advantages, was its being within a reasonable distance to New York City. The teachers are generally of a high quality and usually willing to provide help to the extent that you need it. This school will prepare you to get into college, though not necessarily to succeed once you get there. Everything you do, from AP classes to extra-curriculars, is geared towards making you a competitive college applicant, which you will no doubt become so long as you put in the slightest of effort.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2007

this is a one and only school....that is absolutly fantastic.....my daughter has not always been the smartest girl...but byram has pushed her to her full capacity that now she is attending NYU and studying law...law is what she discovered while taking an elective with a fabulous teacher MR. ALLEN....byram has many other teachers that are great and that will take your kid into the real world while holding hands
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

I'm an Alum of BHHS. Though a great college-prep school, Byram Hills is a very homogeneous school with a very un-exciting school culture. Students do go to college, and they are quite academically focused, but more for the point of getting into an ivy or a tier one college. There's very little spirit/heart in the student body.


Posted May 12, 2006

The Quality of education in the Byram Hills School District is top notch.More then qualified teachers that care.This school has so much to offer for the kids and the teacher communication is always there as well as welcoming of parent involvement.Extracurricular activities are wide spread that kids have many to chose from and take part in.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 25, 2006

I graduated from Byram Hills High School in 2004 and thouroughly appreciate the education I received. The teachers are passionate, highly educated, and very willing to help students with questions. The school is very well equipped with technology and the classrooms are in beautiful condition. The only negative thing that I can say about BHHS, is the social scene can be very rough for some students. Students aren't overly friendly to new students and it takes a lot to 'fit in.' Academically I would give this school an A+ but socially I would have to give it about a C-.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 27, 2005

I graduated from BHHS and it was a wonderful place. It prepared me well for my Ivy-league education. The teachers are caring and smart.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 21, 2005

I attended this high school from 1995-98. I have family members that are still attending. I felt it didn't do much to encourage progress and was very focused on college. Once I entered college, I found it to be easier than this school. It was extremely competitive and not a great experience. I felt there were too many 'Narks' around campus with all the drug problems. I wouldn't send my children to this school. It was like a prison.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 3, 2004

Byram Hills High School has a truly amazing teaching staff. The teachers are young, ethusiastic and caring. College admissions compare favorably with the best prep schools. Programs like Science Research and Mock Trial have given the school a top-notch reputation nationally and locally. AP offerings have increased and the Special Education personnel push each student under their charge to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Chemistry

All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities67%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Earth Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities88%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

English

All Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities87%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Geometry

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities77%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Global History and Geography

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities92%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Integrated Algebra

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities91%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Living Environment

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities96%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities96%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 94% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
Black 1 1% 19%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 47%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. CHRISTOPHER BORSARI

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
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Armonk, NY 10504
Phone: (914) 273-9200

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