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White Plains, NY
Students enrolled: 2,128

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550 North Street
White Plains, NY 10605

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(914) 422-2182
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March 24, 2014
Chaotic, dangerous and just a limited number of fine, qualified, inspirational and supportive teachers. The principal is more concerned with her status and salary than her students. A lot of loitering going on in what is supposed to be a place of learning and respect. Wisest to go the private school route or move. Just look at the food fight video at this school and the types involved.

- submitted by a community member

March 14, 2014
Dangerous, chaotic and overcrowded. The cafeteria is a zoo! Academic cheating is flagrant and the principal/administration and certain teachers look the other way. Made the huge mistake of thinking that "diversity" does not mean dangerous. Must add that there are some fine and dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a community member

July 31, 2013
Balance should be established. There is an abundance of extracurricular activities that entertain students like myself; however the school should utilize their budget and their time to benefit the academic excellence of the students with the same devotion or commitment. That is to say learning can and should be fun, and it must engage students in a meaningful, disciplined and challenging academic process.

- submitted by a student

June 15, 2011
I am pleasantly surprised at how good this school is. I think the teachers make it. There have been a few bad teachers here and there but on a whole the teachers are very impressive and will really give a lot of time to students who want to learn. Also this school is large enough that every student is able to find a niche where they fit in.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2009
Principal completely removed. Written policies and procedures exsist but not enforced. There is no intervention or guidance for children and not all children are treated equally. If your child is gifted...this is the school for you.

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2008
I have children that attend this school. After graduating from one of the middle schools they adjusted very well. I have found that teachers really do care for their students at this school and there is always extra time that they can go to receive extra help from before school, during study halls and even after. There are a wide range in electives and clubs that can't be found in private schools. If you are worried about your children being challenged enough, almost every course have 3 levels, ranging from a two year class program, a one year regents program and the honors program, beginning in sophomore year students can begin to take AP classes. This can be a wonderful school if you work hard for your education.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2008
if you really want to do good in school, you can. you cant use the excuse of, oh the techers are mean, they dont care, i couldnt find the right classes for me, because those are lies. it is a great school, and a really eventful one too. theres clubs for everything, and about 4 levels of hardness for each class. it also teaches you a lot about the real world, because trust me youll see everything in that school. im only in my sophomore year and i love it.

- submitted by a student

May 07, 2007
Had one of the best experiences of my life here. Learned a lot from other students and teachers. Didn't regret a single day there.

- submitted by a student

July 01, 2006
White Plaians Senior High is absolutely the worst school I have had the misfortune to experience. While there are a few teachers who do care, they are a minority. Evidently, a substitute need not know the subject of the class for which they are substituting, but one would think that the school would want to find a proper fill in - not at WPSHS. I am appalled by the lack of concern for the students. I cannot think of one positive word to say about this school. I recommend to all - if you can afford a private school, send your child to one...if you cannot, move to another area or take out a loan. I have just taken on another job and a loan to get my child out of this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2006
This school is exellent and my child enjoys it alot.She gets Straight As and she say the teachers really care.

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December 20, 2005
White Plains HS has a large and diverse student body. It offers various classed according to the students ability and needs. The size of the school may be intimidating at the beginning but the teachers and administrator are very helpful in helping the student adjust. Overall, it's a good high school especially for the motivated student.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2005
The balance of great and terrible teachers is relatively equal. The number of different clubs and sports is amazing, and just as good, if not better, than any other schools in the area.

- submitted by a student

May 26, 2005
the academics are very good because the comprehensive work of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2004
Well this school is the best school you could ever go to because it offers alot of diferent things sports, clubs, musicals and alot more. It has a great number of people of different countryes so is you could put your son or daughter in this school do it is the best thing it could happen to your kids.

- submitted by a student

January 06, 2004
I would like to e-mail my old alumini first hand to let them know what a fine education was afforded me and if it wasn't for the excellent teachers who took that extra special time with me, then I surely would not have been the success that I am today. I also have many copies of the school newspaper (The Orange) that I want to send them as memorabilia.

- submitted by a student
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White Plains Senior High School
550 North Street, White Plains, NY  10605
(914) 422-2182
Last modified White Plains Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
White Plains Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top