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Horace Greeley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1283 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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22 reviews of this school


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Posted September 3, 2012

It is a wonderful school. The teachers are great. The students are fully prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

Everyone is entitle of their own opinion, but to say bad things about Horace Greeley...you most have some issues.....This is one if not the best high school any body can dream of...from the smartest kid to the special ed, and a handicap students they are all treated the same!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

I heard great things about Greeley but look out for the Class of 2015 there are a group of girls from Seven Bridges Middle that think they are "popular" but they are just mean girls. They come straight from the movie "Mean Girls." They love to bully other girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

I moved to Chappaqua for it's academic reputation. this is my child's first yr in Greeley and i am not at all impressed with the administration or the teachers. thank goodness my child is a good student because her teachers are not teaching her anything but giving extensive work for her to learn on her own. the parent involvement in this community is above and beyond. there's always somewhere a parent can be involved. Very wealthy community which often leads to adults and children thinking they are "entitled" to do whatever they want! if your child is a great student or needs lots of help and at the lower lever, i think the school works. if your child is a middle of the road student, i feel they get over looked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

As we are the 44 or 45 best high school in the country, we're everything you'd expect that school to be, but everyones normal and its fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2010

With no disrespect i do not understand all the negative comments. Greeley is an extremely accepting place where i have learned so much. I am not naturally a motivated kid to do better but with they help of teachers and great friends i am a very good student. The people there are all wonderful and i have discovered some of my greatest passions there that i know i will carry with me throughout my life. I look forward to you sending your kids there, i cant wait to meet that and show them how happy greeley has made me, and can make them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2009

Horace Greeley is both all encompassing and extremely competitive. For those that can exist and flourish in a community/school with extremely high expectations, this is the school for you. For those students that have difficulty in what can be a highly stressful environment, Greeley is probably not for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

HGHS is a wonderful school-for both 'bright ' children as well as children dx'd w/ learning disabilities. I found the academic support remarkable, as well as the athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

I think this school is horrible unless you are a very bright student...there is absolutely no concern for the athletics and if your kid has any issues like medical conditions save yourself some grief and go to a private school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

Private school education plus all the bells and whistles at a public school price. Glad we moved here. Both my son and daughter have found it to be challenging and rewarding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

As a student I know what Horace Greeley is like. I can tell you all here and now from personal experience that ALL aspects of this school is amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2006

This school is excellent!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 27, 2005

If you are not a brain or a jock or a child of wealth parents than forget about getting any attention from the faculty or administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

Academic Programs are rigorous, but unstructured. The atmosphere is more like a college than that of a high school. Science is particularly strong in this school as a newly added series of chemistry classrooms and a full billion dollar extension has added to their capacity to accept new students and offer more classes and more diverse classes. There is also a fairly well renowned special education program for students with a variety of learning needs and disabilities. Unfortunatley, due to this reputation, there has been a dramatic and uncontrolled influx of special education students being mainstreamed into classrooms. The result for a system not designed to handle this many has been to dull down regular ed classrooms to accomodate the problem. Parents are as involved as they want to be and there are plenty of opportunities to either be involved or to stand back and watch your kid grow
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2005

Great school. Serious community, academically oriented, very well off economically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

Good school. I like it alot.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 31, 2005

I worked in this school as a consultant. I was very impresed by the dedication of the faculty, and the variety of experiences for the students.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted May 2, 2005

An outstanding public high school with highest quality teaching, caring professionals and staff. Athletlic programs are well funded, but current athletic director is not connected to community. Parents in communnity are overzealous, causing frictions within the school community, but at the high school level they have very little undue influence. Bright, motivated students abound.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 15, 2005

This school is a disgrace. My son went to this school and was immediately taken out because of his nationality. the teachers are good but the kids are somthing else.This school has a good range of activities and it is not a strict school at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

This school offers something for high schoolers at any academic level. The wonderful thing about Greeley is the community support. They also don't allow failure. if a child is floundering, they intervene and help before the deficit is serious. two thumbs up to this school! I have two more to go!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 64% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

317 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

303 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

321 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

306 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students99%
Students with disabilities92%
General population99%

Earth Science

All Students85%
Students with disabilities68%
General population96%

English

All Students98%
Students with disabilities82%
General population100%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students99%
Students with disabilities87%
General population100%

Integrated Algebra

All Students98%
Students with disabilities93%
General population99%

Living Environment

All Students100%
Students with disabilities95%
General population100%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students99%
Students with disabilities93%
General population100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 48%
Asian 9% 9%
Hispanic 3% 23%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 72%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

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70 Roaring Brook Rd
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Phone: (914) 861-9400

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