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Warwick, NY
Students enrolled: 1,435

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89 Sanfordville Road
Warwick, NY 10990

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(845) 987-3000
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February 17, 2015
As a graduate of the class of 2014 I have had the pleasure of entering in Jan. 2011 as a sophmore and despite the radical change of the education from North Carolina but after meeting some teachers who were willing to help me through the "Regents" though despite the groups that I noticed such as the smokers I can only really point that out as a disappointing feature in school as well and its surprising how the Security at times haven't seemed to have caught them in the act. With recent changes to the Study Hall usage, Lunch limitations I can at least be fortunate to be a Senior during those changes. I found this school in the end to be quite average in comparison to other high schools. I can point plenty of other "Problems" that this school has in regards to the Code of Behavior however its not my place to point out what my fellow adults are to enforce as I am not in charge of this school's development of children.

- submitted by a student

September 20, 2014
Academically, the numbers speak for themselves. Upon entry to the school it promotes anti bullying yet very little is done to prevent this. Cliques are big in this school and can be quite distasteful towards students who might be different. I wonder how the Warwick valley bullies feel at graduation when they end up at the unprestigious colleges. He/ she who laughs last laughed the hardest... good luck bullies

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2014
I hate this school. It's a jail and it sucks. Teachers pick favorites and students are annoying and form cliques. I hate it and I count down the days until I graduate in 2016.

- submitted by a community member

January 24, 2014
PART THREE: And academically, Warwick has amazing standards. AP classes, Honors classes, language classes, normal classes....no matter what you are in, I found that, although not all teachers are perfect (no matter what school you attend), the teachers at WVHS are very helpful and good teachers. The standards of excellence Warwick has, I have never seen at another school.

- submitted by a student

June 06, 2011
Our child had a terrific experience academically. We had concerns about transferring a child to a school that was 10 times larger but the classes for higher achieving students created an atmosphere where is was okay to work hard and produce good work. The teachers appear to be dedicated and hard working. Many give up their personal time to help their students. The new Principal came up through the ranks and is part of the community. He has a good rapport with the students and appears to be genuine. No school is perfect. There are issues with drugs and alcohol as any school of this size would have but the school and local police seem to work well together. The technology in the school is poorly maintained and the staff untrained in its use. These are distractions that can be overcome and do not prevent learning for those who want to learn.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2010
Our fourth child is now attending WVHS with our oldest graduating 13 years ago. In those 13+ years our high school experience has been quite satisfactory. With a new principal in place who actually knows and lives in the community and seems to really care that the students come first, we have very high expectations...

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2010
School is Fair at best. Give it a 5 out of 10. Very uhappy with Administration - unfair and difficult to deal with. Extremely HIGH taxes and the senior class trip goes to a local amusement park in NJ in which most kids have already visited.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
Great teachers, great new principal, high rate of kids going to college.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2008
Warwick Valley High School appears an outstanding place for education, and can be, but it isn't as pretty as it looks. The school is constantly using unexperienced teachers who last only a couple of years and really hurt the students that they teach, as I've experienced quite often. The teachers that stay are for the most part very good. The administration is difficult, to put it simply. The Asst Principals and the Principal are often very unfair and don't look at things from both sides. The student body is a typical one for that of a public high school, but is often made worse by the administration. The town is rapidly growing, which is nice.

- submitted by a student

December 16, 2007
Sure this school is clean and looks nice and has prison-like security, but is that what actually matters? As part of the top 5% of my graduating class I'd say this place is a joke. I was rarely ever actually challenged and spent much of my time sleeping in class or in my car, while still maintaining high honors with 4's and 5's on multiple AP courses. It certainly did not prepare me for what college would be like, and critical thinking and class participation was rarely encouraged. Take a look at one of the other alumni's reviews, they seem barely able to comprehend simple English. While this town is not a bad place to grow up, and is getting crowded enough for the yuppies to be comfortable, I recommend finding somewhere that still hasn't been corrupted by cloning house syndrome.

- submitted by a student

September 17, 2007
This school is amazing. It is clean, has a friendly, welcoming staff, outstanding test scores and wonderful students. Everything about this school is outstanding.

- submitted by a student

November 29, 2006
Warwick Valley High is a wonderful school. Kids receive a great education from teachers who care about them. Guidance counselors are excellent resources for seniors who are searching for colleges and making plans for the future. I am a graduate of WVHS and was fully prepared for my college education (BU '06).

- submitted by a student

February 27, 2006
Absolutely awful. The principal is rude, and the security is a joke.

- submitted by a parent

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Warwick Valley High School
89 Sanfordville Road, Warwick, NY  10990
(845) 987-3000
Last modified Warwick Valley High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Warwick Valley High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top