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About This School

Syosset Senior High School is a public high school in Syosset. The principal of Syosset Senior High School is MR. GIOVANNI DURANTE, who can be contacted at gdurante@syosset.k12.ny.us. 2,232 students attend Syosset Senior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 1% of the Syosset Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 2% of the 2,232 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Syosset Senior High School is 10:1. Our Lady of Mercy Academy 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
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 75%
Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 22%
Asian 23% %
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 0%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    I went to SHS around 10 years ago and I can honestly say that the education I received was superb. There were so many things in college that I found easy while my classmates struggled - and it was because I was exposed to the academic rigor of college before I even started. I am now in my late 20's and very accomplished - did very well in college attended graduate school and landed a great high-paying job that I've been working at now for 4 years. I'm now looking to buy a house and I hope I can find something located in the SCSD!

  • (7 months ago)

    It is a shame that this school has such promise academically but suffers from an overly competitive student body that is cliquey and mean. So many of the students come from privileged backgrounds which in itself is not a problem however the attitudes of many of the parents and students is snobby and superficial. There is no dress code and many girls wear next to nothing to school. The teachers are hit or miss mostly miss. The best part of going here is the extensive course offerings and the after school activities. This school needs to stop pushing honors and AP classes on their students and spend more time creating a more congenial atmosphere where students are not bullied and mistreated by other students. If you have a nice sweet child....do not move to this district!

  • (11 months ago)

    I'm a 1999 alumni of this school and I definitely received a top notch education at Syosset HS (I'm now a pediatrician). But as anyone knows it takes more than just academics to make a great school - and the extracurricular activities and the staff involvement are what make SHS stand out. In fact the extracurricular activities I participated in at SHS are what made me stand out when I applied to college. These extracurricular activities helped shape my character and are also where I made friendships that have lasted through the years.

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from Syosset about a decade ago. There is absolutely NO DOUBT in my mind that I received a top-notch education. The curriculum is diverse. About 90% of my teachers went above and beyond regardless of the student and truly care about the success of the students. I always strived to reach my full potential mainly because of the highly competitive nature of the school. This can either be a positive or negative depending on the type of student your child is. This brings me to the second point. This was not a very nurturing environment. While I received the best ACADEMIC education social and emotional character development was never really addressed. Like I said previous students are extremely competitive with academics social groups cliques and extra curricular activities. Although its a highly rated school because of academics I would not want my child to grow up in this environment where respect loyalty tolerance for others and general kindness isn't being fostered through the curriculum.

  • (3 years ago)

    Syosset HS is a great school because it offers excellent classes for students of all abilities. It is also a very generous school where the students continuously raise funds and plan activities to help others. The giving spirit is what sets Syosset HS apart from the rest.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm an alumni and I'm disappointed in having been to and graduating from this school. So much to the point that I don't have and even want to show association with this HS. only a couple of people will I remember and keep associations with. In fact I even loved college and middle/junio high school (and even preschool) way better than high school years. What a shame...

  • (4 years ago)

    There is an emphasis on creativity in evry field from music and art to mathematics and sports.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with both the positive and negative responses. I have graduated from Syosset High School and have become successful. The education is decent. But definitely yes many of the negative aspects are well hidden by the faculty. The faculty strongly and obviously favors the 'elite ivy league bound' students and overlooks the average. Teachers hold a lot of power in Syosset high school. Bullying from teachers is in existent as well as from other students. Your child is only safe if she is part of the elite just straight A's in some honor and regular classes is not enough... it has to be straight A + in all the top level classes and winner of state and international competitions leader of sports and clubs extraordinary activities and have some exceptional talent. Have all that and your child will get attention and respect from the school. Otherwise be ignored.

  • (5 years ago)

    Syosset is an amazing school. The standards are put extremely high for students. For example every student in the high school takes certain Math courses a year earlier than other schools. My son is in 10th grade and is taking Math 11 B2 a course that most Juniors take in other districts like Plainview. This could be good and bad because a) My son could take Pre-Calculus in 11th grade and an AP course in 12th and b) The course is very fast and difficult. Syosset also offers the top amount of AP (Advanced Placement) courses out of any schools in the county. Syosset has many great sports music theater and many more great programs. Syosset is a great place for any child to go.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a student at Syosset High School infortunitly in my year becoming a Senor I had to move. I as a student see a lot difference in school. The eduction and atmosphere of students and teachers. There is more RESPECT in Syosset student to the teachers. I find respect to teachers a very importing part of education. I think Syosset has tought me that. I miss it dearly I wish I could go back

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is very diverse in its outside activities such as sports clubs and academic teams. As a student there isn't much that I can think of that is not offered at the school. I have not witnessed and severe bullying in this school since I've been here. It is very strong academically and is a great school all together.

  • (8 years ago)

    Syosset has a great school system however the attitudes of the population can be detrimental to learning. Academic achivement is stressed and achieved in this district but the stress to succeed while also worrying about your Prada bag can get to be a bit much Great teachers wealthy area obnoxious pretentious student population.

  • (8 years ago)

    If you are looking for a school that has extremely high academic standards look no further. My daughter who has been a solid straight-A student her entire academic life is struggling to keep up wih the very demanding course load homework assignments and after school activities. As a Freshman she starts her day at 5 30 in the morning to review her notes from the previous day. She goes to school at 7 and returns at 3 30. I have seen her work straight through to 10 pm on many many weeknights trying her best to maintain her grade point average. Let me tell youi this is not easy! I would definitely recommend Syosset High School for those students looking to get into a top ive-league college.

  • (8 years ago)

    Syosset High School is like a private school. The teachers (with few exceptions) are all tops. The clubs offered are wonderful. The administration cares about the students. The only problem is the safety of the location. Something must be done about Southwoods Road.

  • (8 years ago)

    The options are there if the kids want to take the opportunity. Teachers are excellent although the parent's values leaves me befuddled at times - anything goes with many parents willing to be friends with their kids instead of parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    Syooset offers a wide array of activities and curriculum. However I found the faculty to be intolerant of students who needed extra attention. The school is much more interested in their overall rating then the actual students. Bullying is prevelent as well as much drug abuse in the school. Many aspects of Syosset High School are well hidden so as to try to substantiate the faculty's salary and supposed 'blue ribbon status' The school favors students who have extremely high intelliegence and neglets the 'average' student. This school is all about appearances with some good teachers. There have been many unhappy parents in this district.

  • (9 years ago)

    its a reallly good school and it offers alot of programs like sports and clubs and theater

  • (9 years ago)

    Top-notch high school offering excellent teachers engaging classes numerous electives and incredible extracurricular opportunities. The music department is nationally-recognized and the school is known as a national Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Principal Dr. Schneider deserves much praise.

  • (9 years ago)

    Syosset is a very impressive high school. Actually it is more akin to a prep school by virtue of the number of classes offered in a wide range of areas. Also there is virtually every activity imaginable offered to address any interests a child may have. This school is definately deserving of all the praise it receives.

  • (9 years ago)

    All things considered--a wonderful experience. The academic peer pressure is fierce; lots of very accomplished bright motivated students. Like any school the drug and alchol scene is there for the taking but it is never forced on those who aren't interested. The programs and extracurriculars can't be beat. In fact a book my daughter is reading as a freshman in college was read by her 9th grade honors english class! The arts programs are amazing also. The presence of BMWs and Range Rovers in the senior parking lot is off-putting as is the way some of the students dress for school but hey-look where we live! SHS turned out an amazing young woman in my daughter.

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