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Sleepy Hollow High School

Public | 9-12 | 887 students

 
 

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Posted December 17, 2013

My school is fantastic because staff connects with the student body, they are always there when you need extra help and one of the things that seperate Sleepy Hollow from other school is a strong belief in community, I am an eleventh grade student who is truly luck to be part of this school besides teacher and staff that are alway there for you academically and personally; teacher are outstanding and they really do know how to teach, they teach with passion instead of just assigning text book work, sure they do assign textbook work but after the work, we have a deep discussion about the material we read. I think one of the reasons Sleepy Hollow is such a great school is because our teacher and staff have deep passion for their subject which they deflect onto us. They want to shape our mind and influence us so that one day we will carry on their morals. We were recently awardedd MetLife Ground Breaking school award which I couldn't agree with more. Personally, i struggled in an AP class which i didnt know if i was cut out for but because of my councelor, i continued and I'm very happy with her advice. No signifcant learning can occur without a signifcant relationship.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

We have the absolute nicest students (and staff!) in the world!


Posted September 20, 2009

The student body and faculty are amazing... it is a place with lots of positive energy where every individual is respected by, and respectful of others... there is a very strong academic program along with great student activities, arts programs and athletics. Go Hollow!


Posted September 19, 2009

Sleepy Hollow High School provides a strong academic foundation and diverse social and cultural experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

I've been lucky enough to work with the science teachers on a project to benefit children in the elementary grades and their enthusiasm has been amazing. The younger children are all looking forward to when they get to go to Sleepy Hollow High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

This is my daughters first year at SHHS and she is having an amazing time. I feel very secure that she is getting not only a great education, but during the next four years she will continue to grow as a responsible caring individual. The entire faculty are together in their goals...to teach not only academics, but also respect of self and of others. The programs the school offers, whether in arts, sports, drama or any of the other activites are so important and well organized. I am completely happy with the choice we made to go to Sleepy Hollow High School. Go Horsemen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is an ethnically and socio-economically diverse school that revels in that diversity, offers a great selection of AP courses, has excellent music, theater and art, caring and creative faculty, caring administration, committed parents, something for everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2009

SHMS is an excellent school. All of the teachers are very welcoming and caring. They work with you to create a goal for you to reach. The Honors classes are great. They are fast-paced and challenging. SHMS has a varitey of extra curri-activities. There are many clubs to choose from (newspaper, yearbook, extreme games club, movie-mania, Math Counts, art club, etc.) Not only do they focus on the studies, but arts, music and sports. The music program is outstading, and the choices of the art classes are too. There is a strong focus on sports. This is an amazing, all rounded school, with a very postivite outlook.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2008

I agree with Cary Gerber (a man I know and like!). We have two daughters -- one graduated from SHHS and got into an excellent college, and one is currently a Senior there. The AP/honors programs are good, and there were many students from my older daughter's grade who were admitted to top-tier colleges
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2008

I would not recommend going there. Classes are over crowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

Sleepy Hollow High School excels at providing a quality education to a diverse student body with varied educational needs. Class sizes are kept small to help insure personalized attention. A caring and knowledgeable guidance department works with each student to place them in the most appropriate, yet challenging, courses. Many AP and enrichment choices to choose from. Great music/large selection of arts programs. Sports too. Teachers, coaches, staff, administration are caring and dedicated. Very involved parents although not reflective of the diversity/demographics in the community. School is responsive to the requests/needs of students. The PTA and Foundation are very active and advocate for, or fund, additional extracurricular activities for students. Many clubs available. School fosters and encourages leadership ability among its students. Community Service an integral part of the educational requirements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

I felt the quality of most academic programs were fair to good. There was little evidence of parental involvement. The greatest emphasis on extracurricular activies were in sports. One issue for any prospective parent to be aware of is that there is very little accountability for students who violate rules. This includes unexcused absences, being tardy, being abusive to teachers, school violence, etc. One of the most problematic issues I noticed was that students seemed free to 'come and go,' leaving the school grounds at will, with no formal sign-out. Many chose not to return.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2003

SHHS and SHMS are both very good schools. Academics are excellent at the Honor's level(that's what I am familiar with). As far as the whole school outlook, I think it is very positive in general.
—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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
63%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%
Earth Science

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
Global History and Geography

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Integrated Algebra

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Living Environment

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

104 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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant78%

Chemistry

All Students79%
Female82%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population79%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%

Earth Science

All Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities29%
General population62%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%

English

All Students84%
Female89%
Male76%
African American85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities43%
General population91%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Geometry

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Global History and Geography

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities35%
General population77%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Integrated Algebra

All Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities53%
General population85%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

Living Environment

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities56%
General population84%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Physics

All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant69%

U.S. History and Government

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities47%
General population89%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English87%
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 2 56% 23%
White 1 34% 48%
Black 2 6% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Two or more races 2 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 216%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 244%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 50%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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210 N Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Phone: (914) 631-8838

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