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New Rochelle High School

Public | 9-12 | 3364 students

 
 

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Posted April 18, 2014

A great big shout out to Mr. Kenny-he is the head of the guidance department. He is really exceptional! He informs all families of the many enriching opportunities offered to our children throughout the year! He answers all questions! He is efficient!! I know that there is a person in this large school who is always there to answer my questions and direct our family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2014

New Rochelle Highschool is a joke. There is a clear segregation between the kids who do well and the kids who might not be living up to expectations. The's kids shouldn't be separated. Not to mention that these kids who are doing better then most are treated with the utmost care, while the others, not so much. The security guards in the school are highly disrespectful and do not, in anyway, model the responsibility that she students should have when they grow up. The general feeling about this school is that it is all for show, and that the kids are not individually focused on. Rather then caring more about ratings and look, look into focusing in educating our future generation so that they may lead us into the future, rather then holding them back.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2013

The school should listen more to the needs of the students that are there to learn and care for their future even, if they come from the South part of New Rochelle. The guidance counselor should do one on one meeting with the students and discuss at large their aspirations, their dreams, their skills, their strongest and guide them to take the appropriate classes. I do not understand why some students are told to take AP Bio before AP Chem and others just the reverse. If someone takes AP Chem before AP Bio is going to benefit from it. Why are the students mislead? Is the role of the school just to fill out classes? What about the students? When the school offers 7:22 AM classes, then more than one nurse should be on the premises. The nurses also MUST answer to an emergency call in a timely manner, not after it might be to late. Time is important when you have a student fighting to catch his/her breath and the nurse arrives after 15 minutes.The nurses should be there for the students. They should realize that not all the students want to cut classes. Some really are sick when they come to their office. Some kindness, and genuine care would very appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

New Rochelle High School is an amazing environment. There are various actives that students can get involved in, that range from in school activities to out of school. The population may be large but overall, the school and staff do a wonderful job maintaining, and helping all students. I had the great pleasure of getting to know several teachers, as well as participating in dozens of extra-circulars. Above all, the teachers and staff prepared me for college, by means of class time, revising essays, or help courses for the SAT's. One of the fantastic things I found was, they treated you as if you were already an adult, in some respects; if you asked for help, they would help you, but they would not directly help without interjection first. They allowed you to decide whether you wanted to pass or not. If a student wants to fail, they will fail regardless of the institution, however, if you want them to succeed, then NRHS is the place to enroll.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2010

New Rochele HS is a huge school; the largest in Westchester Co. It has a wealth of opportunity, providing many extracurricula activities for all students who are interested. If, however, your child falls into the middle level of student (as most do) they will get lost and your job as a parent will be more difficult. You MUST, in this case, be overly proactive in tracking your child's involvement and success. You must set clear goals with teachers and make them follow through with what was agreed upon. The teachers will give the info. but if your child is not an advocate for themselves, your job as a parent is to make them be if they are going to be a student at NRHS. Overall, it is TOO big of a school, but does prepare for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

Wonderful resources, teachers who love their jobs and their students, tons of ethnic AND socioeconomic diversity. Absolutely no need to fear the large student body; NRHS splits up students into smaller learning communities... As a senior, I've found that I've had an experience similar to the private school environment (smaller classes, lots of individual attention, etc.) without the limits of the small, mostly upper-class/white private schools that also occupy the New Rochelle area. NRHS allows students to understand the dynamics of the real world and the global community, which is diverse and requires insight from every perspective.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

NRHS is an awesome school! It has diversity, many advanced classes, and great teachers and students!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

great quality education and atmosphere for learning in one of the most diverse public high schools in the country
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

This is one of those schools that is just too big! In all of my classes except for one(which is Ancient Greek)we have around 30 kids and 3/4 of those kids goof off during class so they can't learn. The school is a 'Football' school, and if you're not a football player good luck getting any money towards gear. Since I've been going here half the way through freshman year( moved from out of state.) My experience here has been disappointing at best. The one of the few upsides to the school is its 'new wing' which has some very good rooms for musical and fine arts, The orchestra room is top-notch, the instruments are not. And the 7 Class schedules are just a joke, 47 minute classes? you get in and the first 15 minutes are gone, therefore you can barely do anything unless you have a 2 block class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2007

Although I am not a fan of the GEMS setup, Overall it's a very good school. Kids must become proactive or get lost. The staff, etc. are extremely responsive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

New Rochelle High School is the best-kept secret in Westchester, with outstanding academics and sports teams as well as a spectacular arts program. (The new wing includes an on-site Museum, dance studio with sprung dance floor, ceramics studio with five kilns, separate rehearsal spaces for band and orchestra, state-of-the-art theater with hydraulic orchestra pit, etc.) The school also has its own planetarium. NRHS is large, but its size and diversity is a strength: The depth of course offerings is great (including 26 AP courses as well as courses like Forensic Science and Astronomy) and there are dozens of clubs and after-school activities, offering every student a chance to excel. Placement officers who visit on College Night tell us parents that kids who graduate from NRHS do well everywhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2006

I went to this high school and i loved it,the school is very diverse and they made us do an extensive amount of work that would further prepare us students for college.the selection of books that we read for english was remarcable. works like the alchemist, the great gatsby,critical thinking ability and technique teachers used to teach was just spectacular. the teachers were supportive especially in art programs.I loved to go to school and learn and i did not apreciate the high school experience as much intill i moved to indiana and went to 'lake central high' in Dyer indiana. then it dawned on me What a great school new rochelle was as far as academics and diversity. from my personal experience a child's ability to fit in to a learning facility enhances academic ability .thank you so much new rochelle. going there was a blessing that prepared me for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2006

Both of my kids went through New Rochelle HS. Hard to find a better facility, especially with the new wing. Name another school with a fully funtioning planetarium. Academically challenging, great teachers. All in all, hard to beat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2006

Pretty good school with great extensive academic programs, great sports teams, a Performing Arts program, and a slew of extracurricular activites.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2006

Good school very diverse ethnicity, funding is good so many programs for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2005

This amazing school is filled with great programs for the students. There's plenty of diversity and many ways to get to know the other students and teachers. New Rochelle High is very open and the quality of learning is very high. The staff takes pride in teaching causing the students to move on successfully outside of high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

When I went to this school it was a good school, but now I think it is even a better school. It has been expanded, and re-finished to better serve the kids needs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 21, 2005

A great school for all different kinds of kids. there is more diversity in this building than probably any school, anywhere. There is a place for everyone here, no matter who you are, there is a niche for you, and the faculty and staff will help you find it. Every possible kind of club and extracurricular activity exists here, and the variety of academic programs is amazing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 13, 2005

New Rochelle High School is an excellent school providing diverse areas of opportunities from the classroom to extra corricular activites. Most of the teachers take personal interests into each and every one of there students as well as the faculty. There is no reason why any student in this school should not be able to take advantage of NRHS and rise to their full potentional. From my four years there as well as my parents and grandparents I have grown so much personally, culturally, and most of all academically. The cultural diversity and automatic diffusion of multi cultural concepts is beyond comprehension with over 60 countries represented. I know people who went to harvard from NRHS and we have quite a few famous alumni. Through NRHS I have performed at carnegie hall, gone abroad, helped the homeless, Been on TV, helped the enviroment but most of all become a better person.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 18, 2004

An excellent school for smart kids with hands-on parents who stay informed and can fight administration. Wonderful music dept. great course offerings & teaching at the high end.These groups feed into the Ivies. Gym is a joke. The universal problem of cliques exists. Most of the top kids have been tracked together since 1st grade & the gifted programs in 4th. There's a large non-academic, rowdy population at the bottom. Teachers range from excellent to crummy. The best teach the fiercely competitive, receptive students in the top groups. Teaching for the disruptive, academically reluctant bottom tends to be uninspiring.
—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.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
60%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%
Earth Science

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

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

1015 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%
Global History and Geography

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

967 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
Integrated Algebra

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

1043 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
Living Environment

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

709 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

5 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

960 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant78%

Earth Science

All Students72%
Female65%
Male78%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities49%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

English

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities54%
General population87%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Geometry

All Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
African American78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities86%
General population85%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

Global History and Geography

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities49%
General population81%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%

Integrated Algebra

All Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities45%
General population66%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%

Living Environment

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities60%
General population79%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Physics

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

U.S. History and Government

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities63%
General population84%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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
Hispanic 1 39% 23%
White 1 29% 48%
Black 2 27% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%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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265 Clove Rd
New Rochelle, NY 10801
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