Horseheads Senior High School

Horseheads Senior High School serves 1,295 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NY average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Horseheads Senior High School operates within the Horseheads Central School District.
Horseheads Central School District's 87% graduation rate is equal to the NY state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 1295 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,295 students
Horseheads Senior High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Horseheads Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Horseheads Senior High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Horseheads Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Horseheads Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
4%
9%
Horseheads Senior High School Asian Students (1991-2013)
Hispanic
3%
25%
Horseheads Senior High School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
1%
18%
Horseheads Senior High School Black Students (1992-2013)
White
91%
46%
Horseheads Senior High School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
1%
1%
Horseheads Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.17 0.36
Horseheads Senior High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
42%
Horseheads Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
5%
Horseheads Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

Horseheads Central School District's student population of 4,140 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 82% over five years.
The revenue/student of $15,543 in this district is less than the state average of $23,859. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $15,877 is less than the state average of $24,841. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Horseheads Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
2
Number of Students Managed 4,140 926
Horseheads Central   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 87% 87%
Horseheads Central   School District Graduation Rate (1999-2014)
District Total Revenue $67 MM $29 MM
Horseheads Central   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $69 MM $30 MM
Horseheads Central   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $15,543 $23,859
Horseheads Central   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $15,877 $24,841
Horseheads Central   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Thomas A Edison High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Horseheads Intermediate School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Center Street School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HorseheadsCenter Street School
    Grades: PK-4 | 325 students
    0.1 miles
    812 Center St
    HorseheadsNY 14845
    (607)739-5601
    0.1PK-4325
  • HorseheadsGardner Road Elementary School
    Grades: KG-4 | 421 students
    1.6 miles
    541 Gardner Rd
    HorseheadsNY 14845
    (607)739-6347
    1.6KG-4421
  • HorseheadsHorseheads Intermediate School
    Grades: 5-6 | 659 students
    1.7 miles
    952 Sing Sing Rd
    HorseheadsNY 14845
    (607)739-6366
    1.75-6659
  • HorseheadsHorseheads Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 662 students
    1.7 miles
    950 Sing Sing Rd
    HorseheadsNY 14845
    (607)739-6356
    1.77-8662
  • HorseheadsRidge Road School
    Grades: PK-4 | 362 students
    1.9 miles
    112 Ridge Rd
    HorseheadsNY 14845
    (607)739-6351
    1.9PK-4362

School Reviews

2.0  3/20/2011
This school has really gone down in what it once stood for. I would very much like to point out that in my most very honest opinion the schools current principal Karen Donahue, does not realize that some staff members are not right for the job they are currently holding. The music activities have greatly gone down hill in quality, the teachers are oblivious to what is happening right in front of their eyes. Students skip classes all the time. There is no good organization in the music department, and I person would like to note the teachers are wasting money on things that aren't being touched. When I started attending Horseheads High School i guess i expected more than what was actually there. The students awards are wonderful, if they earned them then congratulations, the school should continue to push students into earning these awards. The schools facilities are what any school is about, the open gym, pool, library, lunch room. Due to the recent budget loss of 6 million dollars which I do not understand why this happened, school lunch has been dramatically raised. Some kids are no longer able to get a lunch that is healthy, instead they buy the things that are cheap like chips and candy. lastly parent involvement is great but they are there to support their child. I hear parents complain about the school a great amount. Horseheads High School needs a dramatic change within the year.
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