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Cortland, NY
Students enrolled: 1,167

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8 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

(607) 758-4100
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July 04, 2014
I am a 2007 alumni from Cortland Jr. Sr. High School, and during my time there I was blessed with the opportunity to pursue any and all subjects that interested me. I enrolled in several honors classes (English DOES have an entrance exam, and the rest have quarterly cut scores, so you DO have to maintain academic excellence in order to complete the year!) that were challenging and extremely rewarding. I agree that those who seek to learn and really engage in their studies will get the most out of their education at CHS. For those students, the teachers will ALWAYS go above and beyond to provide challenges and opportunities for growth. The faculty and curriculum gave me the challenges I needed to be successful as an undergraduate student, and I am still reaping the benefits of my Research and Writing elective as I complete my masters degree. I have taught in two states, in rich and poor areas, and I am stunned by the quality of education available in a district that, financially, should be struggling a whole lot more than it does. Cortland has a lot going for it, for those willing to seek the its challenges!

- submitted by a community member
June 21, 2014
I went to Cortland high school and graduated in 2001. I have worked professionally as a actor in movies, commercials, as well as directed films and plays. I have lived in Seattle Washington, Albany New York, Brooklyn New York, Los Angeles California and Hollywood, and currently live five minutes from the Pacific ocean in Orange Co. California. The fact is, kids, you get out what you put in. Cortland is a great place to grow up, and if you like it there very much I'm sure it's a wonderful place to live. I prefer the sunshine. I do feel as though I have had a professional advantage in the workplace. This is because of the hard work ethic that I was raised with. My grandparents were all farmers, and they taught us that if you wanted a good yield you had to work real good. People complain without looking actually assessing something's value--what something actually has to offer. For example our television opportunities at Cortland high are unparalleled in our region. There many colleges that do not have the quality of equipment that Cortland High has. But what will you do with it? Are you the kind of person will make something happen? Or do you just let things happen to you?

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2013
The person below me. Shame on you! So what a student wants to challenge themselves! Maybe the person who recommended it thought it would do them some good! I was Special Ed for a year but still took honors classes and excelled over most of my classmates. Besides that Cortland truly is a terrible school.

- submitted by a community member
March 07, 2011
A large percentage of my classmates are very disrespectful of other students AND teachers/administrators. This behavior is tolerated, and no disciplinary action is taken. Not only are there no entrance exams for honors classes, but learning disabled students are being encouraged to enroll.

- submitted by a community member
December 10, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
wonderful teachers and students.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2009
This school has an AMAZING television production program. I've worked with the video club a bit and can't believe all the equipment I've been able to use and the people I've been able to meet. If you want to work in television this is the high school to go to.

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June 14, 2008
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June 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 16, 2005
This school is splendid. It has great academic reviews and a nice atmosphere. I am glad my child attends.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2005
There is a wide varity of music classes, sports, and many different kinds of art classes. Being in my freshmen year I have personally experianced all of them and I give'm all a thumbs up.

- submitted by a student
June 03, 2005
This is an amazing public school. Because Cortland is the county seat the school is blessed with top rate academic programs and extracurricular activities. This school is far better than the private schools in the area and parent involvement is encouraged.

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February 22, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
October 23, 2004
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Cortland Junior Senior High School
8 Valley View Drive, Cortland, NY  13045
(607) 758-4100
Last modified Cortland Junior Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cortland Junior Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top