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Clarkstown North Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1487 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 27, 2014

This schools pretty good. It's good to know that our tax dollars are hard at work. The teachers try hard to help their students (excluding some). The school facility is alright, it's pretty old and needs to be improved and it's nice to know they're taking action. The school also offers a lot of honors classes that aren't offered at other schools. Their electives are also very fun, informative and creative!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

My school is amazing!!!!!! The teachers tryyy!!!!!!!!!! look at the statistics and clarkstown north is up high!!!!!!!!!!!!the teacher may push student but that is only to bring out the best in them. f a student thinks that the stress level is too high then balance is something they need because clarkstown north shows u the real world which may have stress every so often!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2010

HORRIBLE. moved here from Hastings In WEstchester NY to Rockland's 'Clarkstown North.' Can't use my potential because the teachers are horrible and it has way too much stress. I regret every day I am here thinking where I could have stayed in WEstchester. HORRIBKE
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2009

I am in agreement with those that say this is a good school if your kid is exceptional or ESL. If you are an average student with potential you can easily be forgottenm especially if you are not like most of the parents constantly calling the teacher about their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

This school puts way too much stress and pressure on the students. it has good academics but they never care about how happy the students are. with the amount of hw, projects, and essays i have, i never get a break.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

This is a good school if your kid is exceptional or ESL. Most students in the middle are left behind. If a student here cannot get in the right click via the chosen religion or athletics then he/she will probably have a difficult time here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

i love chsn not only because i go there its just the edu. is best teachers really help you i feel loved there its a place for learning and friendship it rocks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

North provides many learning opportunities for the bright, motivated student. Most of the teachers teaching advanced courework are dedicated and will work with the student tomake sure the student is working to his/her potential. However, some of the teachers that teach the 'regular' classes do not provide enough support and giudance to the 'average' student, the one that needs the support the most. No worries if you kid is in all Honors;however, keep the 'regular' teachers in line by letting them know you are watching their performance as well as your child's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

Having my daughter attend North High was not one of my better judgements. That school needs a lot of work and instead of fixing the football field they should first fix the inside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

Going to north high school made it possible for me to get into a good college of my choice, they helped me get the best education better then most private schools, and I played 3 varsity sports, I recommend north to any one who is looking to move to rockland county because it is among the best of the best, some of the nicest people and smartest students attend north, we have the test scores to prove it and not to mention in 2006 when I graduated, 99% of students went off to college. and every single student graduated out of my 499 person class
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2006

Clarkstown North students have unbelievable opportunities and advantages. I suppose that isn't unusal for a wealthy town. School work is HIGHLY stressed and VERY competitive. Seniors go on to great schools like Cornell and Princeton. The only real problem is that 'average' students (which do seem to be in the 'minority') seem to be herded and can get 'lost' because a lot of attention is placed to the AP students. Classrooms have computers and plasma TVs. This is probably one of the best public high schools in New York State.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 29, 2006

It is probably the best public school out there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 28, 2006

Escellent and challenging, a greater emphasis on average students would help strengthen their program.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 5, 2006

I have had a great experience in this school for the past two years. Academically my child is being challenged and is doing well. The music, arts and sports programs are great and very accessible to all students. Our PTA is one of the best and they really focus on the kids and their needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

This is a great school district with many available AP programs and honors courses. The rigor of the coursework really puts the child at work and prepares him or her well for college and the road ahead. CHSN also has a wonderful arts and music programs, and the sports are okay. Some parents are very involved helping with fundraisers and etc.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2006

North is a great school, but that is to be expected from a town which is wealthy. Parent involvent is pretty low for things outside of getting their kid in the best colleges (almost all go on to wonderful schools)..The classrooms are outfitted with plasma screen tvs and computers. Teachers are good.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 5, 2005

Great school with good after school programs. Rich neighborhood
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 14, 2005

This is the school I went to as a teenager and have fond memories of both the social experience and the academics. Excellent quality of teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 28, 2005

The school excels in academics. The administration especially the Special Ed administration does not seem to care about the individual student. School spirit is very low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

My three children graduated from North High School. It is a very fine school Academically with graduating Seniors going to schools like Cornell, Emory, SUNY Binghamton and Wisconsin; however, there should be more of a focus on other things. There is very little school spirit, and that is largely the result of an intensly academically focused environment, and not enough school based fun activities that would drive kids interests. Although the ice hockey and baseball teams have excelled the other sports are hampered by bad coaching and an uncaring apathetic student body. Still, if its a good education that one is seeking, the school is noted for its staff, AP achievement results and a high caliber student body.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 66% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

189 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities70%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Chemistry

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities55%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant87%

Earth Science

All Students85%
Female82%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities69%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

English

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities77%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female98%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Global History and Geography

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities50%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Integrated Algebra

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities67%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Living Environment

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities83%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Physics

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities85%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 69% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 15% 9%
Hispanic 1 11% 23%
Black 1 4% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 60%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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151 Congers Rd
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 639-6504

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