Horseheads Senior High School

401 Fletcher St,

Horseheads, NY, 14845-2396

Tel: (607)739-5601
Grades: 9-12

1,288 students

Horseheads Senior High School serves 1,288 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Horseheads Senior High School operates within the Horseheads Central School District.
The school district's 94% graduation rate is higher than the NY state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 1288 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,288 students
Horseheads Senior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Horseheads Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Horseheads Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 1.03. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Horseheads Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
8%
Horseheads Senior High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
2%
23%
Horseheads Senior High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
2%
19%
Horseheads Senior High School Black (1989-2012)
White
90%
48%
Horseheads Senior High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Horseheads Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Horseheads Senior High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.19 1.03
Horseheads Senior High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
13%
42%
Horseheads Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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.
3%
7%
Horseheads Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,173 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 94% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Horseheads Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 4,173 1,201
Horseheads Central   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 94% 86%
Horseheads Central   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $69 MM n/a
Horseheads Central   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $75 MM n/a
Horseheads Central   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,176 $0
Horseheads Central   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,661 $0
Horseheads Central   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Horseheads Center Street School
    812 Center St
    Horseheads , NY , 14845
    (607)739-5601
    0.1  mi  |  336  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Horseheads Gardner Road Elementary School
    541 Gardner Rd
    Horseheads , NY , 14845
    (607)739-6347
    1.6  mi  |  411  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Horseheads Horseheads Intermediate School
    952 Sing Sing Rd
    Horseheads , NY , 14845
    (607)739-6366
    1.7  mi  |  659  students  |  Gr.  5-6
  • Horseheads Horseheads Middle School
    950 Sing Sing Rd
    Horseheads , NY , 14845
    (607)739-6356
    1.7  mi  |  678  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Horseheads Ridge Road School
    112 Ridge Rd
    Horseheads , NY , 14845
    (607)739-6351
    1.9  mi  |  379  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 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. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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