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About This School

H Frank Carey High School is a public high school in Franklin Square. The principal of H Frank Carey High School is MS. VALERIE ANGELILLO and can be contacted at 1,798 students attend H Frank Carey High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 7% of the H Frank Carey High School students have "limited English proficiency." 17% of the 1,798 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at H Frank Carey High School is 17:1. West Hempstead High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 16%
White, non-Hispanic 72% 43%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 27%
Hispanic 15% 14%
Asian 15% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.02%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 17%
Limited English proficiency 7% 2%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    HF Carey is a decent school. They make the most out of the what they have. It is my experience that many teachers will make themselves available for extra help. However not every student takes advantage. I think some students get overwhelmed with many things socially and academically and others do well. The math SS and science departments seem decent. The Band Art and other non-academic classes are great. The World Languages department needs improvement as many students struggle.

  • (9 months ago)

    Carey could do a lot better / I don't really like it. I'm not learning anything new and teacher need to pay more attention to their students.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is horrendous. In my years here I have been bullied relentlessly by several students with no help from teachers or administration. My parents and I have reported several situations to the principal and assistant principal with no results. I have been taunted hit and assaulted on several occasions by several students and they all have remained unpunished. Also it is hard to get an education here. The students have no respect for authority. I have attended several high schools throughout the years none of which have I had such a strong resentment toward. Never was there as many problems at any other school I was at as there has been at H. Frank Carey.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm not learning as much as i want to it's all just review of the former year until the last 2 months

  • (2 years ago)

    The Spanish class taught by Ms. White was thorough and complete. My son used to hate Spanish but after being in her class he speaks it to the waiter every time we go out to eat. Ms. White made my son take it seriously and she is a no-nonsense professional educator. I think she used to teach in a rough NYC public school but either way she was great for my son. I wish all the teachers at Carey were like her.

  • (3 years ago)

    this school should mentor and get involve in student development. they leave it up to the student and without guidance the student doesnt know which programs or additional courses to join therefore potential for future success is wasted. this is the reason why less then 50% of the graduating student body does not go on to a 4 year college. the promote the 13th grade which is Nassau Community College. take it from a graduate this school is terrible in developing for students for success.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had serious concerns about safety at this school within the past 2 years. Why are the students suspended from other schools housed in this school? Work on improving academic areas and safety to bring this school up to par.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree that Carey needs a major overhaul of the teaching staff. I've been less than impressed by the level of teaching in general. The parents and students should have an opportunity to review the teachers annually. The teachers should be held accountable for the good or poor performance of their classes. Perhaps then they would be more enthusiastic and put more effort into their classes.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think a major overhaul on their teaching staff needs to be performed. More then a few teachers seem less then enthusiastic. I say concentrate less on banning halloween costumes and halloween jewelery and concentrate more on bringing Carey High School back on track!

  • (7 years ago)

    Carey offers a variety of AP Advanced and special programs such as I & A and Architecture. The music program excels and the extracurricular activities far exceeds what other districts offer.

  • (8 years ago)

    Good academic programs and safe school. School could use an update since it is older. Not many extracurricular activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    Generally has gone down in all areas in past 10 years. Many teachers losing contol and pass off to parents. Pupil must be top 10-15% or a special ed student otherwise they are generally left to fend for themselves.

  • (10 years ago)

    Carey is a great school and I am learning alot. I wish to graduate with high honors and I am certain Carey will help me acheive this goal. I am honored to be in such a wonderful school! Though I have not taken any major tests here yet I am sure I will do well and succeed! I love my teachers they have done a great job teaching me this past year. I am sure I will do great the next 5 years I am here at Carey! -7th grader

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