Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Scarsdale High School – US News & World Report – 15/100

Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Scarsdale High School – US News & World Report – 15/100


Top 100 Best STEM Schools – US News & World Report – 15/100

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Scarsdale High School
1057 POST RD
SCARSDALE, NY 10583

Phone: (914) 721-2450

District: Scarsdale Union Free School District

Information
Type Public high school
Established 1917
School district Scarsdale Union Free School District
Principal Kenneth Bonamo
Grades 912
Number of students approx. 1,400
Color(s)      Maroon
White
Athletics Baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, crew, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling
Mascot Bandersnatch
Team name Raiders
AverageSAT scores 628 verbal
656 math
641 writing (2009)[1]
Newspaper Maroon
Website ScarsdaleSchools.com

Overview

Scarsdale High School is ranked 51st within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Scarsdale High School is 53 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 22 percent. Scarsdale High School is the only high school in the Scarsdale Union Free School District.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares to others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
#340
State Rank
#51
STEM Rank
#15
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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 1,417
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 22%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 0%
Full-Time Teachers 123
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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in English 99%
Proficient in Math 98%
College Readiness Index 52.2
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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large Suburb
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes
District

This information relates to high schools run by this school’s state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 1
Total Students 1,417
Proficient in English (district average) 99%
Proficient in Math (district average) 98%
College Readiness (district average) 52.2

Total Enrollment 1,417
9th Grade 346 Students
10th Grade 336 Students
11th Grade 358 Students
12th Grade 368 Students
Student Diversity

This is the breakdown of ethnicity and gender of a school’s student body, based on data reported to the government.

Ethnicity/Race

Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 22%
American Indian/Alaskan Native Enrollment (% of total) 0%
Asian Enrollment (% of total) 11%
Black Enrollment (% of total) 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander (% of total) 0%
Hispanic Enrollment (% of total) 6%
White Enrollment (% of total) 78%
Two or More Races Enrollment (% of total) 4%
Gender

Male (% of total) 50%
Female (% of total) 50%
Economically Disadvantaged Students

These are the percentages of the school’s students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, based on data reported to the government.

Free Lunch Program (% of total) 0%
Reduced-Price Lunch Program (% of total) 0%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 0%

English Proficiency Distribution

English proficiency is determined by student results on the school’s Regents Exams test.

Total Students Tested 370
Not Meeting Learning Standards 1%
Partially Meeting Learning Standards 1%
Meeting Learning Standards 12%
Meeting Learning Standards with Distinction 86%
Math Proficiency Distribution

Math proficiency is determined by student results on the school’s Regents Exams test.

Total Students Tested 368
Not Meeting Learning Standards 1%
Partially Meeting Learning Standards 1%
Meeting Learning Standards 22%
Meeting Learning Standards with Distinction 76%
Overall Student Performance

This measures overall student performance on state exams. The calculations by U.S. News were the first of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

State Test Performance Index 139.7
Risk-Adjusted Performance Index 12.1
Disadvantaged Student Performance

This measures the proficiency on state exams among typically underperforming subgroups. The calculations by U.S. News were the second of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

Percentage of Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient 90.7
Percentage of Non-Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient 99.0
Gap Between Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantaged Students -8.3
Gap Between School and State Among Disadvantaged Students 5.6
College-Ready Student Performance

High school students take AP® and IB exams to earn college credit and demonstrate success at college-level course work. U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index based on exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one exam. The Index determined which types of medals (gold, silver or bronze) were awarded to top-performing schools.

College Readiness Index 52.2
Exam Used for Index AP®
Advanced Placement® (AP®) Student Performance

Many U.S. higher educational institutions grant credits or advanced placement based on student performance on AP® exams. This shows this school’s student participation and performance on these exams if data were available. (N/A means no students participated.)

Participation Rate 53%
Participant Passing Rate 97%
Exams Per Test Taker 2.6
Exam Pass Rate 96%
Quality-Adjusted Participation Rate 52%
Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Taker 2.6

Scarsdale High School (SHS) is a public high school in Scarsdale, New York, a coterminous town and village in Westchester County, New York. It is a part of the Scarsdale Union Free School District.
The school was founded in 1917. In its very first selection process, the United States Department of Education named Scarsdale High School as “one of the 144 exemplary schools to which others may look for patterns of success."[2] According to a study done for U.S. News & World Report, Scarsdale High School is in the nation’s top 100 for math and science.[3] From the graduating class of 2009, 98% continued their education with college programs, and 96% entered 130 different four-year national and international colleges and universities. 15 students in the class of 2010 (4%) were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, and 66 (18%) students received National Merit Letters of commendation.[2] Between 2007 and 2009, Scarsdale High School made a transition from Advanced Placement (AP) to Advanced Topics (AT) courses.[4][5] In the 2009–10 school year, SHS had a professional staff of 164 with a median teaching experience of 14 years. 98% of the faculty held a master’s degree, 76% had 30 credits or more beyond a master’s, and 12% had doctorate degrees. The student faculty ratio is 9 to 1, and its teachers have one of the highest paying salaries in the country; 44% had a base-salary of over $100,000 in 2005.