School Details

Spring Valley High School

361 Rt 59, Spring Valley, NY 10977
(845) 577-6500

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1208 students 12 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 2012
  • East Ramapo Central School District (Spring Valley) average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Spring Valley High School is a public high school in Spring Valley. The principal of Spring Valley High School is MS. KAREN PINEL and can be contacted at 1,208 children attend Spring Valley High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 20% of the Spring Valley High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 67% of the 1,208 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Spring Valley High School is 12:1. Yeshiva Shaar Ephraim is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 56%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 27% 27%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 63%
Limited English proficiency 20% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I loved this school. I mean its a little rough around the edges but I can honestly say that it shapes its students very well and exposes them to such a wide variety of cultures that definitely makes SVHS students thrive socially from what I could see. I mean sure our test scores aren't the highest and probably never will be. If you look at the district we are in you would honestly expect them to be even lower so for the situation the school has been put in you HAVE TO give them props. As far as staff I absolutely LOVED them. They honestly and truthfully care for their students. I couldn't have asked for a better school to attend my 4 years at!

  • (7 years ago)

    I loved going to this high school. My entire family went here and so did I. The staff challenged me everyday to reach my maximum potental and I appericate it so much.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a student graduating (class of 2006). Next year I am attending Cornell. I loved Spring Valley the students and the teachers. Nowhere else would I have been exposed to such diversity and quality education.

  • (8 years ago)

    academic program is highest among other county schools. there is a very high percentage of african american students who have immigrated from countries of different levels of education.

  • (8 years ago)

    A fine school with a culturally diverse population and a tradtional yet broadbased currciulum.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a retired teacher & coach at SVHS I can truly say that it is a great place to get a quality education. The teaching and administrative staff are indeed student centered. Success is measured in many ways. One of which is the student appreciation and pride in their time at SVHS. Our kids take a back seat to no one!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student at Spring Valley High School and I really can't imagine going to school anywhere else. Over the years SV has recieved an unwaranted bad rap. It is completley safe and it probably has a whole lot less drug dealings than other schools in the county. It's really a great school!

  • (10 years ago)

    I wouldn't want to work anywhere else! The staff is nurturing and professional. The students are amazing. SVHS is truly wonderful!

  • (10 years ago)

    I can't imagine teaching at a different high school. Spring Valley High School is truly wonderful. It just keeps getting better and better!

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(based on 17 ratings & reviews)

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