Students enrolled 1358
School leader DR. JANE MODOONO
Transportation options Yes
District Herricks Union Free School District

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100 Shelter Rock Rd
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

(516) 305-8700
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4 stars
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September 28, 2014
There are some very good teachers at Herricks but is it a sinking ship? It is a concern that the principal, superintendent, assistant superintendent and head of special education will all retire with a year of each other. It is a concern that there have been four math chairs in five years. The chairperson of English retired two years ago making too much major shifting going on in too short a time. The school seem to focus on the best students but not so much on the average ones. The special education setup has been very good and takes care of the autistic children pretty well. Extra help in one subject a day after school but where are the teachers on other days? ++++ Music program is one of the best! ---- They have no marching band. Sports needs some help and the girls basketball coach just quit. Overall a safe school that you can do well at if you work hard.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2013
Great school. although it is a good school, I think that the kids are the ones that make it great. Smart kids make the teachers look like they are doing a better job. The school is great, but the kids are what makes it. Looking for a good school district with wonderful kids..... This is it

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2013
Both my children went to this school. One was a top student and the other needed special help because of a learning disability. Both of them did extremely well. So this is a school which caters to students at all levels academically. Both high and low.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2010
Excellent school, racially diverse, lots of kids going on to ivy league schools, i.e., my daughter went to Cornell after graduating, her friends went to Swarthmore, Harvard, Middlebury, U Penn, Brown. Wonderful teachers, especially in Honors and AP classes, Excellent music program, honors band and orchestras. The only negative would be, the sports program is not that great, however, Baseball made all state last year. Also, great diversity, where everyone gets along. my kids have never been bullied or pressured. Also, one of the lowest school taxes with high achievement records on Long Island.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
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- submitted by a student
April 14, 2010
First off, everyone please ignore the post a few pages back saying that the teachers are horrible and that it is a bad school. Herricks is such a good school that I can easily say that it is an academic caliber equal to and in many ways above many colleges out there, especially the A.P. classes. The school academic program is very rigorous and the teachers are outstanding. I can honestly say I went through almost all of high school without having one teacher I could complain about. I doubt there is any other school out their, other than Jericho and Garden City, where the students as a whole are on a whole other level. And yea are sports haven't been doing to well recently, except for our wrestling team, which is always at the top of their game due to the superior coaching of Coach Forziat.

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2010
Great education, great teachers and great extra activities for the students

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2009
Regarding the post below me, don't take what he/she has into consideration at all. I had just recently graduated Herricks and looking back, they did an amazing job with my education. The teachers there care greatly about their students exceeding and the academic prestige on Long Island is like no other. This school prepares your student for college and their future as well. Currently I am having almost no trouble right now while some of my peers here are struggling. I have nothing but good things to say about this high school and highly recommend you enroll your child here

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 27, 2009
okay, I am a student at Herricks high schoool so I will tell you how it really is. The work is alot and the teachers push you alot and don't really show any compassion or effort to help you. They just don't care about the schools like Jericho or those nice high schools. The sports are horrible. I am not saying that this is a bad school, but they do put TOO much pressure on the kids. which results the students to do bad in the test scores. I am really serious. So I hope you think where you want your child to go for the next 4 years

- submitted by a student
July 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2009
I personally thought that this school is one of the best schools in comparison to the other Long Island schools. I have attended Herricks elementary school (Searingtown), middle school, and high school. This school is competitive but it really does push its students to excel.

- submitted by a student
July 03, 2009
I have to agree with the previous post. There are maybe one or two teachers in this entire district that truly care about the average or below average students.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2008
Great academic focus, not too big on sports... but has a wonderful musical program. Extremely diverse student population that gets along... Although the teaching staff could be a little more diverse. Superior test scores, several dozen kids get into Ivy and Ivy caliber schools. This is a very good school overall.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2008
Excellence is honored at this school, while no place is perfect, my child was free to follow his own path and was prepared in an exceptional manner for the demands of higher education. Where else does the middle class get, in my opinion, a private school atmosphere at a public school price? I consider the place as a great blessing- and am proud that my son graduated from Herricks.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 17, 2006
Top notch education where teachers motivate students to become future leaders.

- submitted by a former student
November 26, 2005
Herricks has a rich tradition in many areas. Most noticeably their musical department which has won numerous awards including grammy's. Over the last 5 years, there has been a trend of younger teachers moving into this district, leading the children towards a more technoligical age, much different than the 'old school' teachers. As for the leadership, there is likely no other district on Long Island in which the students have sometimes just as big as a role as the adminstators. This has led the district into a new age where everyone is happy, including the parents.

- submitted by a former student
November 23, 2005
I am now a parent and was also a student of Herricks. As with any school, it was hard to fit in when you are the new kid. Overall, the academics are great but socially I had a hard time.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2005
This school is very structured and therefore it is average. The after school activities are horrible and the 7 hour 20 minute work day is tough. The homework is of a very high amount, and the teaching is VERY poor. The teaching is regimental and the teachers don't know that they're teaching.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
Very wonderful school full of programs

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August 31, 2005
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July 28, 2005
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July 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2005
They have great quality in academics and has many extracurricular activities. The parent involvement has improved.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2005
Herricks is one of the best districts on Long Island. Known for academic excellance.

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March 31, 2005
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February 27, 2004
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Herricks High School
100 Shelter Rock Rd, New Hyde Park, NY  11040
(516) 305-8700
Last modified Herricks High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Herricks High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top