School Details

Ossining High School

29 S Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 762-5760

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Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1287 students 13 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

Ossining High School is a public high school in New Castle. The principal of Ossining High School is MR. JOSHUA MANDEL, who can be contacted at 1,287 students go to Ossining High School and identify mostly as Asian, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the Ossining High School students have "limited English proficiency." 30% of the 1,287 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ossining High School is 13:1. Clearview School Day Treatment 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
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 44% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 15%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 40%
Limited English proficiency 9% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Ossining High School's math and science program are rated top in the country! The recognition that the high school has received in math science the arts athletics and the placement of our graduating seniors into top universities merit more than a 5 rating! Recently Westchester magazine rated Ossining number two in places to live in Westchester county. They listed the schools at the top of the reasons to live in Ossining! Great schools!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 3 children..boys...7th grade 5th and kindergarten. Love the schools. My 12 year old in 7th grade loves AMD. I am very pleased. My two older boys are at the top of their class. All the teachers that we've experienced so far have been fantastic.

  • (6 years ago)

    Ossining High School was the best school EVER!!They have many AP(advanced placement)classes.They also have great sports teams.The students are great and friendly.I wouldn't trade this school for any other school there is I love it.The teachers are supportive and not to strict but get there point across.If your thinking about enrolling in this school do not hesitate to try.

  • (8 years ago)

    Ossining High School so far has been a great school .Others are right that there are many AP courses and extracurriculars. However AMD was an awful experience as an 8th grader. As for the teachers they are very wide range of adequacy(some were great;others were horrible)

  • (8 years ago)

    A great school for the academically motivated. There are a plethora of courses to challenge those students who are looking to go above and beyond the basic courses. The students can either take the advantages this school offers or stay with the basic courses.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have one child in the Ossining Middle School AMD(Anne M Dormer Middle School) and another in the Ossining High School ..OHS....and I am VERY MUCH satisfied with the involvement ALL the teachers give at both schools....especially AMD where my son has an attention hyperactivity just has major problems staying focus so he has to be in a special program where he gets testing in a testing room with less distractions addl text books for home homework online so I can keep up and help him stay on he forgets what he wrote and where he put that helps ME to stay on task and the teachers and I email each other every so often if he's falling behind in any assignments talking in class missing homework well as the high school teachers follows up with you as well. GREATTT SCHOOLS!!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    Academics at OHS are fabouls! I have never seen any other high school improve so much over the years. My daughter has been in the school for 2 years now and she has never been so happy with this school because the provid many of her favorite things such as a fantasic volleyball and basketball team art and many others. I think that for this school to become 1 of the best which in my eyes it is but in other parents it is not is they should have an all staff meeting let the staff think on what needs to be improved and over the summer improve it so when the middle schoolars come in the are amazed by the outstanding school it will be! -thank you from a very involed parent (no name)

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