Horseheads Senior High School

  • Horseheads Senior High School serves 1,316 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 96% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 97% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Horseheads Senior High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 56%.

Top Placements

Horseheads Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Horseheads Senior High School's student population of 1,316 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,316 students
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Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Horseheads Senior High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Horseheads Senior High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
49%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
46%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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Asian
4%
9%
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Hispanic
3%
26%
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Black
1%
18%
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White
91%
44%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Horseheads Senior High School and the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in New York by year.NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.170.38
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Graduation Rate
89%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHorseheads Central School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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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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