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9-12
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Commack, NY
Students enrolled: 2,465
 

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1 Scholar Lane
Commack, NY 11725

(631) 912-2109
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June 30, 2015
went to Commack Middle School back in the day and loved it. The teachers were fun and energenic when teaching which really made learning fun. If i remember, they are one of the top middle schools on long island. I met all my best friends there and still am very close with them today as well as their families. The great aspect that i remember was our guidance councelors. They can help with any issues we had personally or within school as well. They were more of a friend than just a councelor. For a family who wants their kids to play sports, their athletics are on the way up as well. Continually adding new addition to the facilities every year.

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June 30, 2015
Commack High School has continually improved as one of th top schools on long island. Not just in education but sports as well. They offer the IB program which not many schols do. This is a program where students are challenged at a higher learning level then students who do not use this program. Many of these classes also are allowed for college credit which can lighten the students schedule first year into college. Teachers are extremely helpful when it comes to students struggling with any material. They are willing to give extra help after class whenever a student asks. The school is also located in a great area. Its a great place overall to raise a family and a gret education for kids.

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June 02, 2015
I attended Commack High School and felt very well prepared for college. My college classes actually seemed easier than my high school coursework. Overall there was an great assortment of extra-curricular activities.

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June 25, 2014
I went to Commack High School all four years and loved it. The staff at the school was great, the facilities were great and made a lot of memories that I still today look back on. The education I received/they offered had to be the best on Long Island. I felt that some classes I did in High School were actually tougher than a lot of my classes in college. The one thing Commack High School was good at was preparing me for college. When I went to college, there were a lot of students that haven t come close to learning all the stuff I learned in high school which gave me a complete advantage. The high schools athletics is great as well. I recently heard they hired a D1 college lacrosse coach for the Men s lacrosse team. The parents are very involved with the sports as well as the community. They also offer drivers Ed now after school which is very convenient for a lot of the students who parents work. The guidance counselors are also very helpful as they know these 4 years are going to help you get into college. They make sure you do your college essay, applications, SAT's and provide all the information needed to get into the college of your choice.

- submitted by a student

June 25, 2014
I went to Commack High School all four years and loved it. The staff at the school was great, the facilities were great and made a lot of memories that I still today look back on. The education I received/they offered had to be the best on Long Island. I felt that some classes I did in High School were actually tougher than a lot of my classes in college. The one thing Commack High School was good at was preparing me for college. When I went to college, there were a lot of students that haven t come close to learning all the stuff I learned in high school which gave me a complete advantage. The high schools athletics is great as well. I recently heard they hired a D1 college lacrosse coach for the Men s lacrosse team. The parents are very involved with the sports as well as the community. They also offer drivers Ed now after school which is very convenient for a lot of the students who parents work. The guidance counselors are also very helpful as they know these 4 years are going to help you get into college. They make sure you do your college essay, applications, SAT's and provide all the information needed to get into the college of your choice.

- submitted by a student

July 08, 2013
great school, great teachers. volunteer work requirement helps with college apps and also networking and helping the community

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May 22, 2012
Commack High School prepares you extremely well for higher education. Between the academic choices and extra-curricular activities there is very little room to be bored.

- submitted by a community member

November 26, 2011
Teachers are required to offer extra help only one day a week and it is often on the same day. When my child was a student just a couple of years ago some days you could not even find the teacher in their classroom on extra help day. Inclusion teachers grade special ed student work assignments at a very low standard so the special ed kids really do not reach their potential. I often asked the inclusion teacher to require student revision to written work but they never bothered.

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2011
Commack High School provides one of the most robust academic curriculums on Long Island. As an International Baccalaureate certified school, it provides a deep and broad range of offerings for its students. My children really benefited from the number of Advanced Placement programs offered across all subjects, allowing them both to receive enough credits to finish Ivy League programs a full year early. Competition and the workload at Commack have been described as intense. The school has made changes to its grading system to alleviate some of the pressures placed on top students.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2011
Offers a variety of classes to suit every academic ability as well as diverse options for extracurricular activities to keep students engaged.

- submitted by a community member

September 20, 2010
Commack School District, outwardly appears to offer a prestigious program called IB, however, the IB program doesn't meet the needs of all students. Today, because of budget cuts and our economic environment, many programs are cut and pushed into IB. Therefore, there are many round pegs in square holes. It really skips over the average, strong student, who wants more than an average education. Many students are naturally bright and the school recognizes them and fits all their needs. However, there is also a population of good students who leave Commack and go off to college feeling unprepared.

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September 17, 2009
My experience has ben very positive. The majority of the kids are great. Parents are very involved with the students in Commack. The kids are very, very social. The experience I have had has been excellent. Very caring teachers. Also, they are very young. It is a shame with the budget cuts, especially since we pay a lot in taxes. They still have a great school!!!

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September 16, 2009
One of the few schools on Long Island to offer the International Baccalaureate program.

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September 01, 2009
I am a student of Commack High School and I have to say these past years have been really amazing, but due to the recent budget cuts, I may have to rethink that. Commack High School Cut many major after-school activities and Honor Societies. This blocks other students from reaching their full potential...

- submitted by a student

June 22, 2009
I'm extremely grateful for all that Commack offers-- the clubs, honor societies, wide range of electives, etc. I am not, however, impressed by Commack as a whole. To begin with, the recent budget cuts are completely absurd. Cutting out honor societies and causing non-academic departments to suffer losses, such as the art, music, and physical education departments. To many students, one or more of these departments may be just as important as their academic courses. In addition, I feel as though Commack is far too focused on high test scores and high academic achievements than on actually learning. It feels like information is just being crammed into our heads at high speeds, and then we're expected to regurgitate the information onto a test. I really feel like I have not learned much. Or, at least not as much as I'd like to.

- submitted by a student

May 01, 2009
Commack High School was flourishing when i attended not to long ago, but now with budget cuts, and the administration decided to eliminate all honor societies as well as the majority of the after school clubs. This being done is not allowing the students to reach their full potential.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2008
Commack Schools are great since I see many students getting into Ivy leauge schoold in prestigous majors and this is remarkable.

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January 27, 2008
I really love this school. I am in all Honors Classes and the teachers are all supportful.

- submitted by a student

August 17, 2006
I graduated 2.5 years ago from CHS. At the top of the academic ladder, the academics are great, but there isn't a push to really learn - only to complete the work and move on. Having taken french for 5 years in the Commack school district, I am barely proficient, and I was an IB student (4.0 GPA). Students at the other end of the spectrum fair just as well: preoccupied teachers, and very little inclusion of students with special needs into 'mainstream' academia. While special healp is necessary, no inclusion has proven to hinder acceleration as well. That being said, the principle and teachers tried to make themselves available and to know each students name. But CHS had the potential to be so much more...While many students go on to ivy league universities, there is still a lack of rigorous study.

- submitted by a student

June 03, 2006
My child recently graduated from Commack High School and had a great academic experience.

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May 13, 2006
I am a graduate of CHS and I feel that I had a great education while I was a student there. The extracurricular activities rivaled that of my university and both parents and teachers were very supportive of students.

- submitted by a student

January 17, 2006
Commack high school is a blue ribbon school with teachers dedicated themselves to their students. They offer many extracurricular activities and also offer special classes to special needs someone may have.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2005
Academic programs are very available and of high standards. They offer several levels of education including AP and IB courses. FIne music, arts and sports programs. Interscholastic sports are competitive and many varieties available.

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September 18, 2004
Both my children have gone to this school. Very happy. Whenever my child needed any special needs this school was always there. Great job, the best school district as far as I can see. Teachers are always willing along with parents and students work as one. Thanks again.

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Commack High School
1 Scholar Lane, Commack, NY  11725
(631) 912-2109
Last modified Commack High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Commack High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top