Horseheads Senior High School

401 Fletcher St
Horseheads, NY 14845
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 5%
Serving 1,172 students in grades 9-12, Horseheads Senior High School ranks 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%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 97% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-89% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,172 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • : 90% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 97% (Top 5%)
  • : 80-89% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Horseheads Senior High School's student population of 1,172 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,172 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
90 teachers
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School Rankings

Horseheads Senior High School ranks within the top 5% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Horseheads Senior High School is 0.24, 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)
#113 out of 4377 schools
(Top 5%)
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97%
46%
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80-89%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
10%
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Hispanic
4%
29%
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Black
1%
16%
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White
87%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.24
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90%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Horseheads Senior High School's ranking?
Horseheads Senior High School is ranked #113 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Horseheads Senior High School often compared to?
Horseheads Senior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Elmira High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
97% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 80-89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Horseheads Senior High School?
The graduation rate of Horseheads Senior High School is 90%, which is higher than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Horseheads Senior High School?
1,172 students attend Horseheads Senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
87% of Horseheads Senior High School students are White, 4% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Horseheads Senior High School?
Horseheads Senior High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Horseheads Senior High School offer ?
Horseheads Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Horseheads Senior High School part of?
Horseheads Senior High School is part of Horseheads Central School District.

School Reviews

2   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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - darke

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,172 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • : 90% (Btm 50%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 97% (Top 5%)
  • : 80-89% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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