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85 Wheeler Road
Central Islip, NY 11722

(631) 348-5078
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June 17, 2014
Overall a great school. Music department is phenomenal, but favoritism plays a huge role especially, in the Concert Choir. Stay busy with extracurricular activities and you'll be fine. Many seniors are going off to Ivy league schools. (i.e. Harvard,Yale) As long as you hang with the right crowds you'll be fine.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2014
To be completely honest this school is what you make of it. I've been to other schools on the Island and many of the things that people say make this school terrible exist in many other schools. There is a lack of motivation in this school, but that is because students are constantly being told that they are at the bottom and how bad ci is. As an AP and Honor student I take advantage of the schools opportunities. Yes there are fights but not very often. I've chosen not to take lunch to free up periods (suggest that you do the same) and bring a bagged lunch. The Ap teachers are amazing and are really dedicated, they send out reminders through text and email. The music department is phenomenal but there is favoritism so beware (and the choirs take up a lot of time, like night rehearsals once or twice a week) . If you don't have the right attitude you won't fit in. Overall, CI is a great school if you stay in the right crowd and keep yourself occupied with sports, extracurricular activities, and staying focused on school.

- submitted by a community member
April 12, 2014
Best School ever, I found. This year 150 students got admission in top 10 universities of the Nation.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2012
It is not that bad. People who rant on CIHS obviously don't take advantage of the opportunities. Sure, the lunch isn't healthy but nobody forces you to eat it. Kids get in fights but then again, kids get in fights in any high school.Obviously if you hang out with delinquients with no ambitions then you might get in trouble. I am an AP/ Honors student and I have to say I like my honors classes better than the regents. As for the education system, there are the teachers who devote their time to education and those who are lazy. This is just something that a student has to deal with in life because it happens in college and work too. Also, our school has a lot of clubs to get involved in after school if you take the time to participate. We have a great music department as well. CIHS isn't as bad as people make it out to be.

- submitted by a student
February 17, 2012
Im a senior at central islip senior high school and I cant wait to get out from this horrible school. When it rains the water leaks in and there's wet floor signs everywhere, and the cess pool over flowed 2 times this year. The lunch is discusting and not healthy at all. There's almost a fight once a week and instead of the teachers being teachers some of them are like your classmate. Girls and guys that are boyfriend and gurlfriend are always making out in the halls. So I wud not advise anyone to come to this school.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2009
CI is a horrible school. The education system is low and most teachers don't even teach and just sit around and don nothing. The students are out of control and there is always fights and riots and they never keep to their Curriculum.

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August 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 15, 2009
im a freshmen at CIHS and its okay. there are people who just act like animals and others who act normal. i wish we had better teachers, if u ask all the students if they have at least 2 or 3 horrible teachers i bet more then half would say yes. Ci is a great school but there needs to be a better system; more organized and run better.

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December 05, 2008
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December 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 26, 2008
i am a 9th grader at cihs and i love it the only reason why the school has the rep it does is because of the bone heads who don't know when to stop. every high school no matter where you go is like that i personaly think that if you want to make it out there in the real world your best chance is here it's as close to the real world as your going to get in high school

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2008
This school is terrible!! My son attended this school for the 9th grade and did not like it. He came from a school as a honor roll student, but when he got to CIHS everything seemed to go down. He has now transferred to another school and is doing wonderful! The teachers seem to have their favorites and the music department is not what it seems. There is definitely favoritism in the music dept. I had a niece who graduated from the school and other children i know who also graduated and said they would not advise anyone to have to put CIHS on their resume. The school needs a whole new makeover as far as the teachers!!!

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August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 24, 2008
Miami Central is plagued with the same issues that occur at any other inner city school. There are teachers who work very hard to make sure that the students make gains. Learning and respect begins at home. If parents and teachers work together to ensure that the students learn and dicipline issues are resolved, Miami Central will be a better school.

- submitted by a teacher
January 12, 2008
If you want to do well, you will students who go to this school and want to do well go to ivy league universities but the students who dont want to do well, dont do well because of the lack of discipline at home. and for your information, the music department doesnt soak up any money at all, and i would know because i attend the board meetings/

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2008
you cannot depend on a teacher to feed you the education, the teachers here are amazing, but if your child doesnt want to achieve he wont, thus bringing the state test scores in our school down. This school has the most wonderful diversity i have ever seen. its an amazing school if your willing to do what you have to do.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 19, 2007
This is not the best school in the world, I can tell you that. My son went to that school and got into a whole lot of problems. His grades terrible, and threats with all the gangs in that school. They say its the parents that make the student, but when i transfered him to catholic school he is now a straight A student and living in a stress free environment.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2007
the school is horrendous the teachers do care but almost one none of the students except in honors care at all There is no security people come and go as they wish despise the campus being 'closed'. Discipline is a joke the only punishment is suspension which the only use of people who fight or cut class, which makes no sense at all. Large amounts of people are repeating 9th or 10th grade. There are a large number of 5 and year students. The school has a great band but its over hyped because the music is the only good part of the school. The music program also soaks up a large amount of money. The administration is terrible with three principals in 5 years. The parents don't care except for a minority. The only good point is the teachers are good.

- submitted by a former student
October 16, 2007
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September 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2007
This school can have fights sometimes, but what school doesn't. Overall it is a good school. There are low grades but that has nothing to do with the teachers. They are very good teachers and I have learned a lot from them. I get very good grades and the people that do bad can only blame themselves.

- submitted by a student
May 29, 2007
this school is sub par! so what if the band is good,academics and school curriculum is what makes a school. my son attends this school and everyday there's fights! the teachers in my opinion may be nice and well trained but there are way to 'lax' and should be more dedicated to having students work harder and be more involved in their studies.this school is terrible.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2006
Unlike the other idiotic responses that I have heard by parents,I actually have good to say about the school,This School has to be the best Music Schools In The Country,With A Award Winning Band,And They're Choir's,Are Sinply Amazing,The Concert Choir,Has Just Came Back,From Austria,Yes Austria,They were one of three in the country to be invited.And although test scores may be relatively low,CIHS is one of the Most Improved Schools in New York State,If Parents Have So Much Negativity To State About This School,Talking About How All The Syudents Are Concerned About Fasion And Gangs,Maybe These Parents Should Check With They're Own Kids,Because I Currently Attend This School,And I Have No Problem With Anything Here,You're Children Are What Make This School,What It Is,Because The Teachers Here Are More Then Dedicated,And Although C.I.H.S May Not Be The Best,There Is Always Room For Improvement,And Its Happening.

- submitted by a student
August 29, 2006
An amazing school!the staff is extremely hardworking,and the coaches amazing.All will stop at nothing to see their pupils succeed.A wide aray of extracurricular activities available,as well as an extremely articulate and high achieving honors group.Ap and honors students go on to fit,pennstate,excellent suny schools,colgate and mit.An excellent school and unique learning experience for all students!

- submitted by a former student
August 27, 2006
The schools academic programs are good. and the teachers or coaches are dedicated to work hard so students can learn leadership and team work. The school needs to focus more on how to prepare students to pass the regents exams. They do try to by giving students the review books but that's as far as it goes sometimes. The music is a good program . The program I like the most is the legal program ,the school has a court room set up and the classes go dressed as lawyers and judges and they go threw a whole courtroom process. Teachers and parents need to care more and be more involved and the school could do better.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2006
Community residents should look at Newsday's yearly school report on Suffolk County Long Island's 62 public high schools. A quick look will show that Central Islip Senior High School is one of the bottom 5 schools in the percentage of students passing Regents English, Math, Global History, US History, and science, graduation rate, and percentage of students receiving a regents diploma. Poor education is unfair to all students.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2006
i am very sorry for the person who said students are focused in other things but education. As it is known the school is not the best in the nation but it also depends on the education parents give their children. i graduated from the school last year 2005 and i graduated with honors, my teachers knew me, i did community service and joined different groups. Certainly, there are students who go to school to socialize or try to be the best at fashion but once again who's fault is it?

- submitted by a former student
June 19, 2006
My son is a student at this school and I feel that he is getting a good education all the teachers stay after daily for extra help and they are in constant contact with me about my sons progress.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2006
I am not surprised that most parents have rated this school on the low side. If my experience there was anything to go by the teacher and school admin tend to cater to only a certain element in the school. If you didn't fall within certain groups you were basically ignored. I was lucky and did well in school, but other siblings and friends weren't and dropped out. Parents need to insist that the school do what it is there to do which is teach, not just give kids a place to hang out for 7hrs. Schools districts where I live now hold both the teacher and parents to higher standards. It is a great partnership.

- submitted by a former student
January 15, 2006
Like any school in ny this one is horrible.

- submitted by a former student
January 06, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
November 16, 2005
Please do not send your child to this school. There is no order in this school the children are fresh and unruly. My daughter currently goes here and i am desperatly trying to get her out. You will be sorry, trust me. The children are focused on everything (fashion, gangs etc.) but education. This school is one of the worst in suffolk county.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2005
I feel that the school is a safe school for our kids to make friend and complete their requirements to graduate.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2005
As a student i feel that Central Islip HS is extremely underated. It has some of the best and more carring teachers on the island. The bad rep and few problems the school faces are overshadowing the good and tallent that exists in the school.

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June 16, 2005
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February 20, 2005
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January 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 06, 2004
As a parent I feel this school is a disgrace. my children are very unhappy with the high school and so am I. the teachers are over paid and very uncaring to their student wellbeing.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2004
ci has shown alot in the four years I attended there. they shown me pride; within my school, my town, and with in my self. ci has an ecclectic mix of students, and teaches you how to interact with many people. you can always find people of different hertiages there, so diversity is not problem tht there is a lack of. many teachers in ci prepared me for college. and they are always there to assisist you in whatever problem there is, from personal to academic. now im in Hostra University, preparing to become a teacher myself, in order to go back to ci and show our next generation, ci pride.

- submitted by a former student
October 09, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
April 24, 2004
As a former student, I am proud to say that I was a student there (regardless of previous reputation). My mentor all through high school has retired a few years now. She was my inspiration to become a teacher. Mrs. Huber was a high school science teacher but I am recently certified as an elementary teacher. It is my goal to return to CI to teach, give back, and share my knowledge and experience with the community!

- submitted by a former student
April 12, 2004
I have three children. My first child graduated in 2003. I now have a 2nd child graduating this year and one just starting in ninth grade. The school is and excellent school. The teachers and support staff go out of there way. There have been many changes this 2003-2004 school year. We have a principal with great leadership skills. I am proud to send my children to the Central Islip High School.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
November 04, 2003
School is what you make of it. I lived in CI all my life & graduate from CI. The teachers really do care & want you to succeed. They take time out, stay after & take time from their lunch period or free period to help you where you may need it. Even if it's not school related sometimes. My parents and teachers' involvement in my schooling really helped me out in some rough times. (From a former students point of view & now a parent)

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2003
The school is ok it could be better

- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2003
I have three children who have graduated from C.I. High School. My oldest has moved to Florida and is persuing a career in the Health Care Field. Prior to moving to Long Island I lived in the city all of my life and most of my childrens as well. My oldest was just passing through school in the city up until 11th grade. He spent his senior year at C.I and for the first time he made a committment to do better. I said that to say this he did'nt do it alone. Had it not been for the very well trained and attentive staff he might be a negative statistic instead of a positive one. My daughter is now attending college for Early Childhood intervention and my youngest who just graduated from C.I high is on his way to college in Florida come this spring. Despite the very many negative things that were said about the Central Islip school district and for that matter C.I. in general I am not sorry one bit for moving into this community nor my children attending school here it was and still is a very positive experience for all of us.

- submitted by a parent
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Central Islip Senior High School
85 Wheeler Road, Central Islip, NY  11722
(631) 348-5078
Last modified Central Islip Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Central Islip Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top