School Details

Grover Cleveland H.S.

21-27 Himrod St, Ridgewood, NY 11385
(718) 381-9600

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1890 students 19 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #24 average
  • New York state average

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About this school

Grover Cleveland H.S. is a public high school in New York. The principal of Grover Cleveland H.S. is Ms. Denise Vittor, Principal, whose e-mail is 1,890 children attend Grover Cleveland H.S. and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 22% of the Grover Cleveland H.S. students have "limited English proficiency." 62% of the 1,890 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Grover Cleveland H.S. is 19:1. Martin Luther 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

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 19%
Asian 7% %
Hispanic 63% 61%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 16%
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 62% 78%
Limited English proficiency 22% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It doesn't mater how good is the school if someone don't want to Learn nobody can force them to learn. In one my opinion school is really good because students get a lot of chances to learn and learn things that they won't have to pay for.

  • (1 year ago)

    My name is kathie... I graduated from grover cleveland in 1979. I think it was a great school to attend. I took up art fencing and track.

  • (4 years ago)

    Grover Cleveland is an average high school when it comes to education. I think the city can do more to be involved with the quality of teachers it hires plus the school lacks funding.

  • (5 years ago)

    Lot's of additional help parents principal guidance always available.

  • (5 years ago)

    Grover Cleveland can provide amazing opportunities for students. The school is a safe place for all students. Since the school requires students to go through metal detectors before entering everyone feels safer and can be assured that they will not be assaulted with any weapons. When I was attending GC I was enrolled in the math and science program. The school offers many advanced classes and AP courses for students who qualify. Personally I benefit from all these courses and with the help of D. Scarola (Principal) and Iris Rosario (Guidance counselor) I was able to graduate in 3 years and was accepted to numerous universities. D. Scarola is an amazing principal who does everything in his power to make GC the best it can be. He is an amazing person who has helped me numerous times. I am thankful for everything he has done for me and GC.

  • (5 years ago)

    Worst mistake i made let me tell you. This school is very unorganized.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this school is really good. You can really succeed in it if u want!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a teacher at Grover Cleveland H.S. and I love it my eperience here. Most of the parents and students here certainly said it correctly on this site that because of the size of our school students will learn and get a great education 'if they want to'. Most students here are enrolled to do just that and will be rewarded by their teachers and future colleges. The few that are only here for a few periods and later cut will only regret it in the future.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is graduating in June and I couldn't be happier. I know she has received a very good education in fact attending college with full scholarship. I know when I look at her SAT scores compared to the rest of the country - she definitely got a good education. Her lowest score was in the 87th percentile. Grover Cleveland with there honors classes and AP classes helped her get there. For the student that indicating its a prison - the school is safe. Cutting is minimal and if you dont belong you can't get in. Those arrested outside the school were doing something they shouldn't be doing. Students can succeed at Grover Cleveland if they want to they will fail just as easily if they choose that route.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has earned college credits. I'ts a great High School. I would recommend anyone to enroll there kids in this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    horrible school its like a prison for children that want to succeed and they aren't allowed to gradute without getting arrested

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated from Grover Cleveland High School and this school is amazing! I am now attending university with a full scholarship! The school is nothing like what it's made out to be. The kids are for the most part friendly. The teachers are also amazing and they give so much of their time and effor to help us with everything. I had an excellent college advisor who helped me with the entire college process.

  • (7 years ago)

    i attended grover cleveland for four years from 2001 to 2005 and i can say that it was the best experience there i learned to e a leader there i learned to be something now im in college and i will never forget my school and the great professors remember one thing the students are the ones that make the difference.

  • (7 years ago)

    im a student attending grover cleveland and i can say its a very great school. when i first attended the school i was afraid. but after i felt very comfortable. the teachers are great and the student are really nice. but one thing that wasent great was the hall ways were always crouded and it was hard to get to class on time and students would always get in trouble and scanning was a big deal i would always come to school early to make it to scanning to make it on time to class. but the scanning would take so long for no reason and the kids would always get in trouble to comming late to class even though it wasent our fault. but overall the school is great..

  • (7 years ago)

    My oldest daughter attended this school a few years ago; & I feel that this is a very bad school for our prospering teens. the kids in this school needs more attention then what they are being given by the faculty; accademicaly and as well as in other areas.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is excellent! I have sent all of my 4 kids to this school! This school is amazing

  • (8 years ago)

    I came to the USA 2 years ago and my parents didn't know much about schools in NYC that's why I went to Grover Cleveland... But I graduated from this school a year ago and I went to a private and prestigious college in NYC! I got a scholarship because I was a good student in Grover Cleveland. All I can say is that if your child really wants to learn something he will! There are many after school activities and college courses offered in this school but those who don't like school don't even know about it... and the most important thing is that your child can get the same education or even better than the one in a private high school and for free!

  • (9 years ago)

    It's a good high school and the teachers are great but the students give the school a bad reputation. Therefore I think Grover Cleveland is a great school and i go to that school. I am making the best out of what the school offers me. It offers help afterschool afterschool programs teams to join and it has a lot of great stuff for kids.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was very disappointed when I learned that the selection process for HS changed in 2004 and that my daughter's 11th choice was where she would spend the next four years. However after attending parent orientation and speaking to some of the teachers especially the assistant principals for departments I found that each child counted. My daughter is not 'lost' in the crowd. I am part of the educational process my concerns are not only heard but they actually listen! I am given feedback as requested/needed in addition to report cards. Although the school is large my daughter's needs were quickly identified. I have developed trust and now truely respect the school's commitment towards there students. I am very thankful that my daughter attends Grover Cleveland she now has more confidence in her abilities than ever before. It just takes one teacher to make a difference. (Math/Science Program is awesome!)

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is very easy to cut classes! The securities cant even catch up to the student and sometimes they even let them pass even though they know they cut class!

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