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9-12
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Hicksville, NY
Students enrolled: 1,733

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180 Division Avenue
Hicksville, NY 11801

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(516) 733-2202
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September 26, 2014
In September 2013, Mr. Raymond Williams began his tenure as principal and things are looking up. He is a very active and visible principal: outside the building in the morning on the sidewalk greeting students upon arrival at school and walking around instead of being in his office. He is aware of what is going on and who the culprits are. Academics offer many AP classes and varied electives to suit even the disinterested student. District no longer offers German in middle school, so that is being phased out. Solid music program and good range of athletics. New windows and maintenance issues fixed via capital improvements. Parents need to keep on top of their kids anywhere they live.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2014
Hicksville Schools are excellent. Our children have achieved greatly during the current administration. The budget, technology and teachers make this a great school district. The marching band, honor society, wellness fare, homecoming, clubs, talent shows, athletics, school plays and concerts showcase dedication and talent of students and faculty. Private colleges have given a majority of our students full and partial academic scholarships at the high school's on-site interviews for the past several years. The parent involvement and PTA is extraordinarily committed to all of our students. We are so proud of our Hicksville community!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
I would like to comment on the October 29th 2013 reviewer. Obviously they don't live in Hicksville as they stated, " If I lived in Hicksville- there is no doubt I would pay for private school". Why is this post here if they don't live in Hicksville?

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
This school before 2006 was very outdated. New staff and teachers came and went quickly as they would tell me Hicksville high school was one of the lowest paying districts in Nassau. Student body was diverse. Huge ESL class, roof collapsed and many broken windows sent a cold draft into the classrooms as a result students wore large jackets in class. Not a college prep high school, parents who know better send their children to private school A large numbers of children in Hicksville attend private school as a result of this notoriously poor district.

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2013
If you want a quality pre college prep for your child/student, then this school is not for them. Faculty is mediocre -at best, facilities are out dated and general atmosphere dismal. I graduated from HHS and - needed immense prep when I entered college. I received that and went on to receive advanced degrees, but looking I can honestly say I learned - zero- at HHS. If I lived in Hicksville- there is no doubt I would pay for private school. HHS is not the place to prepare kids for college. Send your students to private school- this place is an academic failure.

- submitted by a community member
February 26, 2013
This School is terrible at best. Besides the "extra curricular activities" It needs a total overhaul. Most schools on the Island offer more vocational alternatives, for different students with different needs. They will discipline them until they end up being neglected instead of helped. In the year 2013 there must be a better way to help these children. Not Just reiterating " Your child needs to go to extra help"

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2012
all I can say is I am sorry I moved here probably the worsed as far as community there is non its a hodge podge of transients . Its the people that create the atmosphere of a " I dont care attitude". Take the same teacher and put him/her in plainview schools and its a different story they are going to work for the money. Hicksville is loaded with kids from different districts forging residential equivalents. They come troubled from other schools to create trouble here. I wish I could move it would be the best thing for all of us.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2011
As an alumni of Hicksville High School, it's difficult to hear parents suggesting that the faculty and administration at the school are inept in their roles. Looking back at my own time their I had only myself to blame for not doing better in school, or getting into my first choice for my undergraduate degree. My teachers were excellent, dedicated a tremendous amount of time to trying to get me to work to my potential, and stay engaged with my progress as well as that of my peers. While classroom size, breadth of the curriculum, and test scores, lag neighboring school/school districts (Jericho etc), the key is for parents to keep kids engaged with the material, ensure teachers make the work applicable to real life where possible, and communicate where they feel there are gaps.

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2010
I believe Hicksville is an excellent school.Both of my boys play football.All of the athletic teams have been recoginized by the state for academic excellence.The marching band has won 6 straight state titles under the direction of Ms. Tittler.Who is recoginized as the best in Nassau County.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
Both my children went to Hicksville High school and did fabulous. My daughter graduated and has a wonderful career great job. My son is graduating this year and is hoping to get into one of the top universities. Anyone that has a problem with the school will have a problem in any school.

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April 14, 2009
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April 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2009
I believe hicksville highschool is a very good school. I am a junior going to hicksville and i love it here I love the staff and the teachers are really helpfull. Class of 2010

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2009
This school has some very dedicated teachers who serve the students well. The fine arts department is one of the best in the district and has won numerous awards over the years. The bad news is the administration is, at best, inept. Ms. Leak, a newcomer to the school, but not the district is the only bright spot here while the principal, Brij Singh is one of the worst principals this school has ever had. Her multiple inabilities is causing the school to slide slowly downhill. Several other administrators are equally inept and the guidance department is also in decline. I will be happy when my daughter finally graduates next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2009
This is the worst school ever!, I 'm a freshmen, first of all the students are terruble and most teachers good. The office staff and guidance couselors are a joke, there not even helpful. I see students each morning smoking onn the corner, they are disrespectful to teachers, staff and security. I went to catholic school, nothing was like this . I can't wait to get out of this school. Its the worst school ever!

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2008
Hicksville High School offers many exciting programs for the student who engage in extracurricular and co-curricular activities. The Science Olympiad team continues to be in the top ten schools on LI, and has won third and second place in the last two years. The music and art programs continue to shine with many students receiving county, state and national awards. The sports teams are continuously named as scholar athlete teams and compete with great success against much larger better funded schools. The students grades are fair, not inflated as in many districts like Syosset. And Hicksville High School offers challenging AP courses as well as Chinese and German. We are very happy with how the school prepares our children for college and the future.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2008
This school is a problem to these kids, not only is it out of control it has a poor administration and a bad future for these children

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September 03, 2008
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September 02, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2008
terrible gudience and overall poor help towards students future plans. Did not try to help my child get a scholarship.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 31, 2008
This school is going downhill fast and the administration is just sitting back and watching it happen as they cash their paychecks. Some of the teachers are actually good TEACHERS, but most of them do not teach. The guidance department is a joke. The guidance counselors do as little as possible and make it very obvious that they do not want to do their jobs. The principle and one of the assistant principles (Mr. Roach) are totally out of touch with reality. They are impossible to talk to. The students and parents as well, have problems with both of them. They are taking up space that needs to be filled with competant individuals. The principle actually thinks that 'there are no drugs or weapons in my school. If there were, I would know it.' Those were her words. These students are being robbed of a good HS.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 19, 2008
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January 10, 2008
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October 30, 2007
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August 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
I have one child in the school and He is very involved and loves it. He is learning a lot and growing as a person. My other two will be there in the next three years. The teachers are great and very caring. Their is an abundance of all types of activities. The parents are very involved in the school. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2007
I had 2 children go through the high school, it was a great school when my oldest was in the four years, went alittle down hill with my youngest and now I am glad we are done. The Romanos are great in english department. Ms. Kelly-Charaloumbous is wonderful and a great teacher. Mrs. Muscalino in science dept another great one. They need to clean house in the administration office thats for sure. And crack down and check out to make sure that everyone who is going to the school actually belongs there.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2006
I graduated from Hicksville High School as part of the Class of 2002. I don't want to give my name, but I will add that I was ranked between 115 and 120 out of a class size of I believe it was 330 or so. But I loved every minute of what I had to offer. Mr. Romano and Mrs. Romano (formerly Kahres) were two of the greatest English teachers I've ever encountered. Ms. Kelly-Charaloumbous was a fantastic math teacher. I learned a lot from her. Ms. Hilsky was the best of all. I love Social Studies all my life and she gave me a greater perspective. In fact, I exhausted all of the possible Social Science courses at my school. And I could never forget Ms. Temps, a teacher who truely cared about her students, always willing to assist a student in need. Hicksville High School was a great place.

- submitted by a former student
March 20, 2006
A great school, nice teachers, diverse student body.

- submitted by a former student
March 19, 2006
They have plenty of honors and AP classes. If your child works hard, they will do very well. There is also extra help avilable on a regular basis as well as SAT preparation classes. The marching band is top rated. All the sports are available, never have been threatened by budget cuts. My kids are involved in a wide variety of activities, including an excellent peer-counselling program. Many parents are involved in the school activities. Homecoming, held on the school grounds, is always a big event in the community that raises scholarship money for graduating seniors.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2006
Excellent school, teachers very experienced

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 09, 2005
Unmotivated and incompetent guidance staff, unhelpful to students who seek emotional and/or academic and/or special needs help. The administration does little or nothing to help students in need of alternative programs. Obstructionist behavior toward parents (not just this reviewer). Unwilling to spend money to improve academic programs. VERY poor graduates-to-college rates!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
It is a crowded school but follows up on every student. Very good communication with parents. The quality of academic programs is good but of course it can be improved. Students ahve many other extra curricular activities which is very good

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 20, 2005
The High School is overcrowded, yes, but it is rich in ethnic diversity - a wonderful place for children to see the world in one town. It is a good experience for any student to grow up with. Most teachers are well prepared & been there years. The Principals work hard disciplining to keep the school safe, but due to past problems, the administraton has a no party policy. There are even no trays in the cafeteria because of food fights in the past. Is that how to control a student population by taking away the trays? The cafeteria needs improvement and so does the lunch choices. Unhealthy French fries are served on the plate 4 days a week whether a student wants them or not. More fruit and vegetable varieties are needed. Bring back the tray so students can carry fruit to their table.

- submitted by a teacher
August 18, 2005
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July 21, 2005
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- submitted by a student
July 02, 2005
I had a child in the school for ten years and found the teachers to be average. The High School has not been a good experience for my child. I found the principal to be difficult to talk with and hard to reach. The student population is large with a gang problem in the High school. Parents are very involved in the Hicksville Schools. Over all the schools are good until you get to the High School level.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2005
I beleive that their adminstration has the wrong plan for the school.

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2005
This school was a great school 10 years ago. However now it seems as if Hicksville has a new policy of 'give us the students your school doesn't have room for anymore'. This overcrowded inner city school 'look-a-like' is becoming a lower quality school by the year. There are a few good teachers left though. The new principal is not a parent favorite. The students are not too happy with the new principal either. Its unfortunate that this once great school with a great football and lacrosse team is getting worse and worse every year. As a former student of this school(class of 2001), it saddens me to see this school change for the worse.

- submitted by a former student
February 11, 2005
I feel my child is having a much better school experience in the high school and the grades are better for it.The one thing I donot understand is the over crowding at lunch. Each child should have a seat and not have to stand,hold books and eat or sit on the tables.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 12, 2005
I moved to Woodbury (Syosset School System) I would not want my kids to enter this system.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2004
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- submitted by a student
September 16, 2004
Nothing is being done about the influx of students from other districts, outside of Hicksville. This is causing a huge increase to the student population, by increasing class size from an average 20 students to over 30 per class. Plus my taxes are being increased to support these students. The principal and her staff are ineffectual when it comes to this matter. The school needs a change in administration, namely the principal and her staff, to one that is more disciplined. Would I recommend this school district to move to, an emphatic no as it is slowly beginning to resemble the inner city school system.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2004
The support staff is very good. Especially the social workers. They work hard and make every effort to know all the students. Teachers need to keep the parents more informed regarding student progress.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2004
Parents are involved in this school. Girls Lacrosse team is great. The teachers always call to inform you on your child. They are very helpful and always return calls. The school has not had any problems with students. It's a very involved school, with sports and extra help and great team spirit. The teachers are fantastic. So are the students. The principal is doing an excellent job in keeping it together.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
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Hicksville High School
180 Division Avenue, Hicksville, NY  11801
(516) 733-2202
Last modified Hicksville High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hicksville High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top