School Details

Haldane High School

15 Craigside Drive, Cold Spring, NY 10516
(845) 265-9254

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 318 students 9 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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About this school

Haldane High School is a public high school in Philipstown. The principal of Haldane High School is PRINCIPAL - MR. BRIAN ALM, whose e-mail is 318 students go to Haldane High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Haldane High School students have "limited English proficiency." 10% of the 318 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Haldane High School is 9:1. The Storm King School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 90%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 8%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school - new special education teacher is wonderful! Good job done by all. Thank you!

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm am an alum of Haldane and this school is small even though it is a public school. The main problem with this school is that the arts tend to not be the main focus along non-sport extracurriculars. Since it is small if twith he school has something its pretty easy to participate in the activity but the school doesn't offer much. If you/your children are an academic/arts person there can probably be a better place found else where (although if you're an academic and go here there isn't much competition). Also small is not always better. Everyone knows everyone else and although its gotten better in the past few years most people grew up together in the combined elementary school. The AP classes that are offered are limited (unless it was added recently there is still no BC Calculus) and nearby colleges that offer classes are really that close. Due to

  • (7 years ago)

    I used to go to Haldan High School until my the end of my junior year and let me say this I have never been in a close knit community more friendly than Haldane although any news spreads like wildfire. The teachers are the best and when I moved to Daytona Beach FL I was far ahead of my senior class.

  • (8 years ago)

    When we moved here I thought there was an advantage to a small school. I was wrong. While academically it is a good school there are other things to consider. Such as the lack of enforcement of the dress code. Do the teachers not see this or are they told to ignore it? Where is the principal? If the teachers are ignoring this what else are they 'not seeing' or not telling the parents about. My children go to the middle school but we will take them out and send them to a different HS

  • (8 years ago)

    Haldane is like a private school. I teach high school in another district and am so happy that my children are in Haldane. The personal attention there is so important to overall student success. The principals at the middle and high school are very supportive approachable and seem to know every child in the district. Everyone has a chance to participate in sports due to its small size and the athletic programs are great. Many 'extras' are provided by the Haldane School Foundation a parent-organized fundraising group which adds to the overall experience. For its size it has many great programs. The arts are valued by the school supported by the foundation and enriched by contributions from the talented somewhat 'artsy' community. There is a sense of safety partially due to the fact that in this small town everyone knows each other. I would not send my kids anywhere else!

  • (8 years ago)

    Hi. Im not a parent I am a student. Honestly our school is a very good school for Some kids. The fact that it is so small is a positive in most areas but it is not taken seriously in some ways. We have some of the best teachers in the state and a pretty good range of programs (sports classes.)Compared to most schools our Drug use is not that bad alchohal and cigarettes are another story. Nice community.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is like going to a private school. You get all of the attention from going to a small school but get a lot of programs that private schools may or may not have.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is by far the worst i have ever seen the childrens drug use has tripled in the past year alone. Alot of the children failed this year and nothing is being done about it there is always second and thrid chances for a student to pass a test here.

  • (12 years ago)

    I have seen a great academic sucsess in this school. is truely the best i have seen in a while.

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