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Yonkers High School

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Posted March 26, 2014

This school is amazing. It deserves a higher score. The teachers in the IB Programme are dedicated and knowledgeable and you come away being very prepared for college. As a recent college graduate I can say that a lot of the students in my class were ill prepared for college and complained constantly about tight deadlines and hard tests. I, however, was more than prepared for the rigors of college. It's one of the top schools in the country (according to US News). It's also one of the most diverse and has a tight knit feel despite the large amount of students (our class still gets together!).
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2013

My high school experience here was pretty good, coming from someone who just graduated two weeks ago. You will not find as much diversity in any other high school than you would in Yonkers Middle. It could be a lot better though. The school could be cleaner, the lunch could be edible, and the math department needs a lot of tweaking. Trigonometry and AP Calculus needs better teachers. The bilingual students need to learn and expand their English vocabulary more so the school's reputation can exceed where it is right now. The kids are so so. The IB program is good but there are a few who really don't care about their education so they think it's okay to fall back to community college.


Posted June 2, 2013

Yonkers high school is one of the best high schools ever known . we have teachers who care and are with us till the end of school . The teachers work hard as well as the students. the school works together as one . with band,sports,art and more we are all proud to be bulldogs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2012

My daughter has received an excellent education here at Yonkers MIddle High School. She is being well-prepared for college. Her teachers show outstanding dedication. It is a fun school as well as a serious school. I am very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Having went there myself and enrolling in the I.B. diploma program, I can trust me children will do good in life if they go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

I'm currently enrolling in YHS and I have to say its been a great experience so far. The school offers a great IB program, which allows students to take classes at at a moe rigorous level. Although some of the IB classes tend to give an immense amount of work, in the end its only helping students become better scholars for the future. And due to the many great professors that teach at YHS, students are able to understand work with a better perspective. Overall, YHS is the way to go if you want to become the best you can be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

We are an IB school and have some of the brightest students in all of Westchester.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

We've won high rankings in US World & News and Newsweek Magazine in the top 100 of top public high schools in America. Out of the 6 public high schools in Yonkers, and many other schools in Westchester, Yonkers High School was the best. Our school is enthusiastic and a positive place to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

The students are very unique and there are some amazing teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

My school is #1 in the whole of Westchester County. We are an International Baccalaureate school and we take so much pride in what we do. We are highly competitive and we work very hard. We came out ranked in 37, of 21,069 public high schools in the 48 states.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2009

A very good school, where most teachers care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

Yonkers High is hands down the best school in Yonkers. The curriculum is very rigorous but the hard work can definitely pay off. I graduated in 2004 and I entered college with 18 college credits because of the IB program. The teachers at YHS are truly dedicated to their profession. They really prepared me for life ahead. Now, as I enter start my graduate studies, I could not be more grateful for having such a great high school experience which has prepared me for life ahead. This school is not for everybody! Only a select few can survive the pressure. But the experience is worth it and it will last a lifetime. I would recommend this school to anyone who has a thirst for learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2008

i believe that Yonkers High School is the best school in Yonkers. As a student i believe that we have diversity among cultures and we all are some what bright.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2008

As a former student, I would say that Yonkers High School is hands down the best in the city, and in fact, one of the best in Westchester County. The International Baccalaureate Programme, which I was a full participant in, greatly helped with the success I am experiencing in college. The courses were on a college level, the teachers were very involved and caring, and the classmates, who are from lots of different backgrounds, are like a second family. Overall, I'd give the school five out of five stars because it was like a second home to me for about 5 years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2007

Hands down the best school in the district. Their classes are diverse and challenges the students thoroughly. Their curriculum prepares the pupil for college with the IB diploma programme. Truly a wonderful school, great architecture and my kids love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

Now in 2007 Yonkers IB has made it's mark as an extraordinary high school in this district. Last week Newsweek posted it's annual 1300 top High Schools in the country and YHS is ranked 186 beating out several of Westchester's 'elite' schools! Virtually all graduates go on to the college of their choice and I was impressed to see that so many of them made it into their school as 'early acceptance'. When I recently visited my daughter in school I saw the seniors' letters on display down a very long hall in the school. It is quite a sight to see. Kudos to the students, faculty and administration for their continued devotion to excellence. It truly has become a public school with a private school education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

It is a great school with amazing equitment for the students. It is though crowded and not the best place for some student. It is a great school but you have to think twice befor you sing up. It is rough but the academics is good. If your child can stay consentrated and not get distracted by the many others. There are so many after school activites rangeing from footballl to track to math leads. Parent are generaly involed one way or another. But parent must be willing to talk and come in to have a meeting. Overall it is a good school for some but be careful because it is not for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

My daughter goes to this school and loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

The staff at Yonkers High School is completely dedicated to providing a rigorous academic program for our students. 21 out of 26 of our IB Diploma candidates obtained the IB Diploma in 2005. Each year the number of students enrolled in the IB Program increases. We look forward to continued success!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 20, 2004

My daughter presently goes to Yonkers HIgh School! I think that school is the best school in Yonkers! It is very organized, its adminstrators pay close attention to the students, and the school is a small community which enables students to know each better. Yonkers High School is a school full of great, friendly students and teachers! They even require students to keep an 85 average. This school is like a free private school. I recommend this school to everyone who is ready to work hard in school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
39%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Earth Science

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%
Global History and Geography

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
Integrated Algebra

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
23%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%
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 Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant69%

Chemistry

All Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant74%

Earth Science

All Students79%
Female77%
Male84%
African American85%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners32%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

English

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population87%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Geometry

All Students81%
Female81%
Male79%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population81%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Global History and Geography

All Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities39%
General population91%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Integrated Algebra

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
African American78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities33%
General population91%
English language learners66%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Living Environment

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities23%
General population86%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Physics

All Students29%
Female23%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant29%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Female92%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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 1 44% 23%
White 1 25% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 16% 9%
Black 1 13% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 19%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 267%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 75%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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150 Rockland Ave
Yonkers, NY 10705
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