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49 Viola Road
Suffern, NY 10901

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(845) 357-3800
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June 17, 2015
Despite its great reputation, SHS is average at best. If you're in the top 10% of your class/sport, it's great. For everyone else, it's more crowd control than a fully rounded education. We have been sadly disappointed and are joining many others in leaving Central Ramapo as soon as possible.

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April 26, 2015
Both my husband and I attended this school. It has a lot of sports and drama/ music. However unless you are very talented you might not have the opportunity to participate in the competitive activities. It's a big school so it has the pros and cons that go with that.

- submitted by a student

October 29, 2013
The school's administration is lacking. Due to no one holding teachers accountable students are not receiving what our HIGH taxes deserve. If you question anything your child is labeled a trouble maker and you a parent that is a problem. WHEN I ATTENDED this school years ago it was much different. TOO MUCH change in the upper administration

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2008
very excellent school, education is well fitted for my children, high ranking, overall wonderful

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August 13, 2008
SHS is a very nice financially funded public high school. It offers a great sports program as well as academics but when it comes to teens that have learning disabilities the school lacks in that department. They do not have many choices/classes for teens that can not keep up with their grades due to learning difficulties. They quickly opt to send the child to BOCES instead of offering more special education classes for teens that have learning difficulties. I feel they are more worried about their image of being a school that has great funding because of student GPA's instead of truly trying to help children develope the skills they need to be able to keep up with high school curriculumns. They are just to quick to move a student to another school then try to help the student grow academically. This is a big disappointment.

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February 04, 2008
Its a great school academic wise and athletic wise. Also Suffern has a wonderful music program, I just feel left out because of the minimal funding of the theater programs due to the lack of parental involvement. It used to be great and I would have loved to been there when it was so. Being a senior I have no reason to build it up. Our talent is dropping drastically after this year.

- submitted by a student

October 17, 2007
As a parent of 3 children with 2 already graduated and attending college, I would like to commend the faculty and administration of SHS. The quality of academic programs is equilvalent or superior to other schools in the metro area. For those students who choose to challenge themselves there are many AP courses to choose from, but also a varied list of electives for those students who want to round out their curriculum. Our extra academic programs such as Stir and Deca has been very successful and is highly regarded in the academic community. To compliment the academic programs is our music, art and sport programs. Our music programs graduate very talented and nutured musicians,as well as artists from our Art programs. There are many sport programs at SHS and we are a competitive force in the county in many of them. Parents are involved in all aspects at SHS.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2004
Students are given a vast opportunity to find themselves academically and socially. The administration is top-notch and fosters a safe, enthusiastic and caring environment. The Faculty is top-notch and the academic reputation with Colleges is excellent. My daughter was a lost soul when she went in, and is now a confident, happy, and well-prepared senior seeking admission to selective colleges. This school nurtured that positive change in her.

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Suffern High School has been a New York State Reward School for three consecutive years. A comprehensive array of course offerings builds upon a strong foundation of general knowledge and skills, and enables students to develop specialized competency in areas of interest. Our robust athletics program and array of extracurricular activities reflect students’ broad range of interests. Our graduation rate consistently exceeds 99%, with 98% of grads continuing on to post-secondary institutions.

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Suffern Senior High School
49 Viola Road, Suffern, NY  10901
(845) 357-3800
Last modified Suffern Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Suffern Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top