School Details

Plainedge Senior High School

241 Wyngate Dr, Massapequa, NY 11758
(516) 992-7550

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1051 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. 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

Plainedge Senior High School is a public high school in Massapequa. The principal of Plainedge Senior High School is MR. ROBERT AMSTER, whose e-mail is 1,051 students go to Plainedge Senior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Plainedge Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 6% of the 1,051 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Plainedge Senior High School is 15:1. The Hagedorn Little Village School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 93%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 9%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has a lot to offer- AP honors after school clubs SAT prep... New website with plenty of helpful links. Students and parents are contacted on a regular basis through email and Powerschool. Well worth the taxes.

  • (1 year ago)

    Plenty of after school activities if you want to participate. Robotic team placed 2nd in the county. Many clubs and good caring teachers. Parents need to get involved. Taxes are high- why? No business to help the tax burden.

  • (2 years ago)

    Plainedge has a tax burden problem. You have to ask yourself if this high school is worth the premium you pay in school taxes for the Plainedge district. Regents test scores have been abysmal the past few years and perhaps it is not all about tests but Plainedge taxes are just as high as the best districts in Nassau and you aren't getting the same college prep achievements as districts with lower taxes. Simply look at test results then compare against the best districts then compare school tax burden per family. It is hard to justify.

  • (6 years ago)

    Times have changed. No longer the school it once was. Seriously lacking in activities for students except sports. HUGE emphasis put on sports. Sadly the other students get slighted. Poor decisions by our board members over the years have really left us in a bad spot. For every good teacher there is an equally bad one. If my taxes were not so hight I would send my children to private school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Red & White forever! A beautiful school setting with great teachers and a sense of community. Students SUCCEED!

  • (7 years ago)

    I agree that sports are highly funded but there are other great programs too. You need to look for them and take advantage of them. My son was able to complete a full year of college with the AP courses he took at this high school. Plainedge really prepares them for college. School is what you make of it and I would definitely recommend this district and encourage parents to get involved and stay involved even at the high school level. Plainedge School District is wonderful and it is a great place to live except for those awful taxes we have to pay!

  • (7 years ago)

    Plainedge is one of the schools where you can't help but to be a little bit crazy if you go there. While the teachers aren't very strict Plainedge is by no means a pushover high school. The teachers are generally reasonable and the staff is very friendly. However unless a student is well into sports Plainedge has a major lack of extracurricular activities because more money from the budget is put into sports than other activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    Both of my children have gone/go to this school. You really have to be your own child advocate in this district. There are not enough funds to fund everthing so mediocrity has won over 7th and 8th grade sports and we have lost our gifted program. In its 'place' they have put a club that 'everyone' can join. Unfortunately that does not address the needs of the gifted children. It only temporarily raises the self-esteem of the average child. I am carefully watching the programs of my last child and counting down the days until graduation.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school is unimaginative the extracurricular activities are boring and there is very little leadership from the staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    My 5 children all graduated from Plainedge H.S. starting with year 1984 then 1985 1986 1987 and 1991. I can not say enough about the outstanding principal the wonderful teachers the sports activities that my children were involved in. We as parents were also involved 100 % with helping during football and baseball seasons always being there for our kids. All I can say right now is a big thank you and you know who you are.

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