Hempstead High School

201 President St
Hempstead, NY 11550
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 1,824 students in grades 9-12, Hempstead High School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,824 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : 79% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 61% (Top 50%)
  • : 65% (Top 30%)
  • : 67% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Hempstead High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Hempstead High School's student population of 1,824 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,824 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
89 teachers
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School Rankings

Hempstead High School ranks within the top 30% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Hempstead High School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#1088 out of 4377 schools
(Top 30%)
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61%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hempstead High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
65%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hempstead High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
67%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Hempstead High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
74%
29%
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Black
20%
16%
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White
3%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.42
This chart display the diversity score of Hempstead High School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
79%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Hempstead High School and public school graduation rate of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hempstead High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hempstead High School's ranking?
Hempstead High School is ranked #1088 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Hempstead High School often compared to?
Hempstead High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Garden City High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
61% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Hempstead High School?
The graduation rate of Hempstead High School is 79%, which is lower than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Hempstead High School?
1,824 students attend Hempstead High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Hempstead High School students are Hispanic, 20% of students are Black, 3% of students are White, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hempstead High School?
Hempstead High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Hempstead High School offer ?
Hempstead High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Hempstead High School part of?
Hempstead High School is part of Hempstead Union Free School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,824 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : 79% (Btm 50%)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 61% (Top 50%)
  • : 65% (Top 30%)
  • : 67% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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