School Details

Clarkstown North Senior High School

151 Congers Road, New City, NY 10956
(845) 639-6504
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1458 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

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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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clarkstown Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clarkstown North Senior High School is a public high school in New City. The principal of Clarkstown North Senior High School is ACTING PRINCIPAL - MR. HARRY LEONARDATOS, who can be contacted at hleonard@ccsd.edu. 1,458 students attend Clarkstown North Senior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Clarkstown North Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 9% of the 1,458 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Clarkstown North Senior High School is 14:1. Rockland Country Day School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 13%
Asian 15% %
Hispanic 11% 8%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 9%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This schools pretty good. It's good to know that our tax dollars are hard at work. The teachers try hard to help their students (excluding some). The school facility is alright it's pretty old and needs to be improved and it's nice to know they're taking action. The school also offers a lot of honors classes that aren't offered at other schools. Their electives are also very fun informative and creative!

  • (2 years ago)

    My school is amazing!!!!!! The teachers tryyy!!!!!!!!!! look at the statistics and clarkstown north is up high!!!!!!!!!!!!the teacher may push student but that is only to bring out the best in them. f a student thinks that the stress level is too high then balance is something they need because clarkstown north shows u the real world which may have stress every so often!!

  • (5 years ago)

    HORRIBLE. moved here from Hastings In WEstchester NY to Rockland's 'Clarkstown North.' Can't use my potential because the teachers are horrible and it has way too much stress. I regret every day I am here thinking where I could have stayed in WEstchester. HORRIBKE

  • (5 years ago)

    I am in agreement with those that say this is a good school if your kid is exceptional or ESL. If you are an average student with potential you can easily be forgottenm especially if you are not like most of the parents constantly calling the teacher about their child.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school puts way too much stress and pressure on the students. it has good academics but they never care about how happy the students are. with the amount of hw projects and essays i have i never get a break.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a good school if your kid is exceptional or ESL. Most students in the middle are left behind. If a student here cannot get in the right click via the chosen religion or athletics then he/she will probably have a difficult time here.

  • (7 years ago)

    i love chsn not only because i go there its just the edu. is best teachers really help you i feel loved there its a place for learning and friendship it rocks

  • (7 years ago)

    North provides many learning opportunities for the bright motivated student. Most of the teachers teaching advanced courework are dedicated and will work with the student tomake sure the student is working to his/her potential. However some of the teachers that teach the 'regular' classes do not provide enough support and giudance to the 'average' student the one that needs the support the most. No worries if you kid is in all Honors;however keep the 'regular' teachers in line by letting them know you are watching their performance as well as your child's.

  • (7 years ago)

    Having my daughter attend North High was not one of my better judgements. That school needs a lot of work and instead of fixing the football field they should first fix the inside.

  • (8 years ago)

    Going to north high school made it possible for me to get into a good college of my choice they helped me get the best education better then most private schools and I played 3 varsity sports I recommend north to any one who is looking to move to rockland county because it is among the best of the best some of the nicest people and smartest students attend north we have the test scores to prove it and not to mention in 2006 when I graduated 99% of students went off to college. and every single student graduated out of my 499 person class

  • (8 years ago)

    Clarkstown North students have unbelievable opportunities and advantages. I suppose that isn't unusal for a wealthy town. School work is HIGHLY stressed and VERY competitive. Seniors go on to great schools like Cornell and Princeton. The only real problem is that 'average' students (which do seem to be in the 'minority') seem to be herded and can get 'lost' because a lot of attention is placed to the AP students. Classrooms have computers and plasma TVs. This is probably one of the best public high schools in New York State.

  • (9 years ago)

    It is probably the best public school out there.

  • (9 years ago)

    Escellent and challenging a greater emphasis on average students would help strengthen their program.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have had a great experience in this school for the past two years. Academically my child is being challenged and is doing well. The music arts and sports programs are great and very accessible to all students. Our PTA is one of the best and they really focus on the kids and their needs.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school district with many available AP programs and honors courses. The rigor of the coursework really puts the child at work and prepares him or her well for college and the road ahead. CHSN also has a wonderful arts and music programs and the sports are okay. Some parents are very involved helping with fundraisers and etc.

  • (9 years ago)

    North is a great school but that is to be expected from a town which is wealthy. Parent involvent is pretty low for things outside of getting their kid in the best colleges (almost all go on to wonderful schools)..The classrooms are outfitted with plasma screen tvs and computers. Teachers are good.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school with good after school programs. Rich neighborhood

  • (9 years ago)

    This is the school I went to as a teenager and have fond memories of both the social experience and the academics. Excellent quality of teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school excels in academics. The administration especially the Special Ed administration does not seem to care about the individual student. School spirit is very low.

  • (10 years ago)

    My three children graduated from North High School. It is a very fine school Academically with graduating Seniors going to schools like Cornell Emory SUNY Binghamton and Wisconsin; however there should be more of a focus on other things. There is very little school spirit and that is largely the result of an intensly academically focused environment and not enough school based fun activities that would drive kids interests. Although the ice hockey and baseball teams have excelled the other sports are hampered by bad coaching and an uncaring apathetic student body. Still if its a good education that one is seeking the school is noted for its staff AP achievement results and a high caliber student body.

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