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North Rockland High School

Public | 9-12 | 1944 students

 

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Posted July 22, 2014

The school is beyond excellent. I am a graduate of the high school and I am now currently student teaching there. The parental involvement and leadership that is shown at this school goes beyond words.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

Well, I was a student in this school so many years ago. Wao in the 70"s and I loved it!!!! I hope can visit it again, just to remember good times.


Posted September 5, 2013

Depending on the courses you take, the amount of hw can vary. But all in all, there is too much homework given. In the beginning of the year, i can keep my grades up very well. Come winter rack season, everything slips away. I barely have time to eat, sleep, or be a normal teenager. Most of my energy is put into studying and doing hw, or time at practice. When theres meets, theres times where i wont come home till 9-10:40! Mind you, I still have hw to do. And yes, you can argue and say that i could so hw at the meet, BUT what about the many times hw requires a textbook..which is at..you know..HOME. I hate this school and i cant wait to leave. So glad im a junior.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2009

North Rockland was a great experience. We have some great teachers that make you feel like you're respected and a Principal that listens. It's pretty awesome :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2009

Great school with wonderfull teachers and alot of school spirit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Our school proudly uses clean renewable solar energy to partially power our school and the students love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

So many opportunities to get every student involved. Lots of very involved staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

There is no question that we r an amazing. We have killer sports teams. We have so many clubs that gives people the opportunity to get involved in. We have an award winning newspaper the rambling raider. The really cool thing about NRHS is if there isn't a club for your interests then you have the ability to create your own club. So again North Rockland High School is the best school ever
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It is the best school. All the teachers are amazing and funny. It is the best schools I've been to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

Rockland High School has such a unique atmosphere- we don't really have clique problems like other schools. Almost anybody can talk to anyone about anything. You know how on TV and in movies everyone worships the cheerleaders and the 'popular kids'? Yeah. We don't have that. Plus, everyone is involved. There are few students who don't belong to a single club. We have a Gay-Straight Alliance, Aspira, Anime Club, an award-winning newspaper (The Rambling Raider), several teams, and a multitude of other things to do. If, for some bizarre reason, your interests aren't represented by a group, then you can create your own. Most of the teachers are great- helpful, informative, and kind. Classroom attitudes are usually relaxed, but not so relaxed that stuff doesn't get done.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

NRHS is filled with amazing students and awesome teachers. The principal and assistant prinicpals are all so motivational to us, along with the rest of the staff at NRHS. There's no other school community I'd rather be a part of, and I'm proud to be a Red Raider!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2009

This school really prepared me for college. I am now a college graduate with honors and a Bachelor's in Computer Science, Business, and Communications. *I highly recommend this school!*
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2009

this school is brutal! most of the teachers don't care about the students or preparing them for college and life.


Posted September 4, 2008

I attended NRHS, my husband and recently our two daughters. It is one of the best schools around. My daughters loved their high shool years, and both were very involved with sports, activities and clubs. I will miss being involved with NRHS, since our youngest graduates this year ! Thanks for all of the memories NRHS..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

I currently go to this school, I personally really like it..it's so diverse and there are so many programs to get involved with. Teachers here help you if you need help and there are good resources and oppurtunities here. I have seen a lot of great people graduate from here, my dad graduated from here and he's become so successful in his life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2007

A very big disappointment. High dropout rate and taxes, and a lot of over crowding. I will not have my other two kids go to school there, so I am moving down to North Carolina. That's all I will say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

NRHS does not prepare kids for college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 21, 2006

I attended NRHS and could not have asked for a better high school career. There are a variety of honors and AP programs, endless amounts of extracurricular activities and sports, and a staff of dedicated teachers. I went on to attend college and graduate school, and this was made possible by the education and the encouragement given at NRHS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 21, 2006

I went to this school myself and found it to be a little crowded but acedemic wise it was very good
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 17, 2006

NRHS is a great school with lots of clubs and programs for all
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%
Earth Science

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

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
44%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

634 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%
Global History and Geography

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

733 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Integrated Algebra

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

666 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

647 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
59%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

275 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.

602 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant70%

Chemistry

All Students66%
Female63%
Male71%
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant66%

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female84%
Male89%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities40%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

English

All Students90%
Female93%
Male85%
African American92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities69%
General population91%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Geometry

All Students86%
Female82%
Male89%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities71%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Global History and Geography

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities44%
General population82%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%

Integrated Algebra

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities36%
General population76%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Living Environment

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities47%
General population82%
English language learners34%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities60%
General population95%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
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 42% 23%
White 1 40% 48%
Black 1 15% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 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 29%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 234%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 80%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. MICHAEL GILL

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
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106 Hammond Rd
Thiells, NY 10984
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