School Details

Cascades High School

198 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002
(646) 654-1261

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 230 students 13 student/teacher

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

Cascades High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Cascades High School is Paul J. Rotondo and can be contacted at 230 children attend Cascades High School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Cascades High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 230 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cascades High School is 13:1. La Salle Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 49% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 46% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 14%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 20%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 66%
Limited English proficiency 3% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Cascades High School is a transfer school for students 17-21 years of age. It is a wonderful small school setting designed to provide individualized instruction for students who need the extra support and encouragement. The school is based on a core belief that every student deserves the best teacher and learning environment possible. Our administrative team of principal Paul Rotondo and assistant principal Ezequiel Garcia are innovative educators who see themselves as teachers first. Our faculty is committed to providing the best education possible and doing so in a caring and supportive environment. The school uses backward planning to provide classes for students and has designed individual learning plans for everyone. Cascades High School is a model school and I would highly recommend it to any student or parent.

  • (1 year ago)

    As principal of this amazing NYC public transfer high school I am proud to offer a unique approach to education. At Cascades we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to assist students who have not been successful elsewhere. Whether we are helping counsel a student who is a single parent providing employment experience for another student who is living on their own or just helping a struggling learner who does best when people take the time to focus and explain things we at Cascades realize that teaching is not a job it is a calling.

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