School Details

Niagara Falls High School

4455 Porter Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
(716) 278-5800

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1909 students 16 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

Niagara Falls High School is a public high school in Niagara Falls. The principal of Niagara Falls High School is MR. JOSEPH COLBURN, whose e-mail is 1,909 children attend Niagara Falls High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 1% of the Niagara Falls High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 64% of the 1,909 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Niagara Falls High School is 16:1. Niagara Catholic High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 36%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 74%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I hate this school with a burning passion. As you can see by the other reviews people who went here in the past also have not recieved a proper education. I hate the whole student body because most of them are very disrespectful and immature and utterly stupid. I cannot wait to graduate next year as one of the few that have recieved a diploma AND a proper education.

  • (2 years ago)

    best school of my life i am have went to this school and now my children are

  • (5 years ago)

    I have to be the one person that is going to disagree about this school my child is not too happy with some of the people at this school and it is a teacher and princable. I dissagree with their way of handeling situations and they are not very fair about anything. My child was picked not to be not liked and as a parent it's a slap in the face. They pick on kids who have a problem remembering things and they are prossecuted for it because their not as smart as they are. I didn't want my child going to this school because i knew my child would have problems but I never thought it would be because of a teacher and princable but still i was right all thumbs down this school is horrable.

  • (5 years ago)

    Niagara Falls High School encompasses the world of possibility!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a Current Student here at NFHS.I had the chance to go a private school in the area and I am happy I didn't . I love every thing about this school and would not have it any other.Unlike other schools in the area this a VERY diverse school and every one fits in .I highly recommend this school. Doesn't matter if your white black or Asian every one is treated equal .They have colleges course classes student can take.or if u have a special needs they provide u with all the help you need.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student here and I really love the diversity and all the opportunities the school provides!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a Parent but my kids dont go there. I was one of the hundreds of students that attended the new Niagara Falls High school when it first opened and I can tell you first hand that it is a great school. There were less fights fueds rivalry or what ever else happened between the two schools while they were seperate. I personally think that it was a great choice that was made to make the new school. If I could go back and go to high school all over again I would jump on it in a heart beat just so that I could be in the best school ever. I know almost all of the staff there and I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone. I miss every single thing about that school and I hope it doesn't change.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is in her senior year this year and I have to be honest for the last 3 years she has attended this school every year I have had some kind of problem with either her schedule her report card where there have been no grades printed out and when I try all avenues to get help to remedy these problems it seems like it always is the same old routine of pass the buck and nobody seems to feel it is there job to help me. The school is brand new but not being kept as clean as I would have expected with such a state of the art building. I am disappointed in the new school and as far as the laptop computers go they have been nothing but problems also.

  • (10 years ago)

    Wonderful school! My daughter loves it there and I am so proud to say my child attends school there! Over all the school is wonderful!

  • (11 years ago)

    My child attends this school much to our family's delight. She is thriving and is very encouraged by her teachers. The extra curricular activities are absolutely amazing especially theatre and tv studio. The building is beautifully new and has been featured in architectural magazines. Each student (grade 10 and above) are issued laptops for the year. Excellent Excellent School! Very excellent academics and atmosphere.

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