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About This School

Roy C Ketcham Senior High School is a public high school in Wappinger. The principal of Roy C Ketcham Senior High School is MR. G THOMAS STELLA and can be contacted at tom.stella@wappingersschools.org. 1,937 children attend Roy C Ketcham Senior High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Roy C Ketcham Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 17% of the 1,937 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Roy C Ketcham Senior High School is 15:1. Orchard View Alternative High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 71% 77%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 14% 11%
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 17% 10%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    As a former student ('13) I have mixed feelings on this school. On one hand there are so many opportunities. There are AP and honors classes business classes that actually apply to the real world after-school activities and sports. If you get involved in a lot of things such as these you will get a lot out of it. I also think that the majority of teachers care about their students and want them to succeed. If you try teachers are willing to help. As in any school there has been a lot of budget cuts over the years. Some of the classes and activities that I enjoyed are now gone. Also due to a lot of behavioral issues I felt as if the school was "policed" a lot. Although teachers seem to care about their students others automatically see teenagers as troublemakers. As an honors student who tried really hard in high school this irked me. Overall I'd say that Ketcham is a 4-star school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a really good school. The teachers are wonderful and they try to help students succeed! The principle is excellent and he works very hard to keep the students happy. I think anybody or any student who is apprehensive about this school is worrying too much. Trust me this will be the best 4 years of your school career.

  • (2 years ago)

    RCK is a great high school. Students are safe. Teachers are great. Many clubs and sports are offered.

  • (5 years ago)

    let me just say ketcham is the best. all the faculty & staff are so amazing they try to help you as much as they can. were amazing in sports. everyone is just always happy and we all get along sooo well. theres like no drama. its just a wonderful high school experience. just like everyones experience should be like. they make you feel right at home. ketcham indians babyyyy. CLASS OF 2010 )

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best school I've ever been to there's such a wonderful sense of home here. The teachers are wonderful as well as the Principal surrounded by people who will help you when you need it. I have many friends here and one very special friend who was shy before I met him now we're really close friends looking forward to what else Ketcham has in store for us.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the worst school I have ever heard and attended. There are several problems ranging from the horrible condition of building and the even more worse student body.......

  • (6 years ago)

    As the mother of a freshman I was nervous. However the teachers guidance dept and principal quickly put me at ease. The teachers work hard to keep the students interested! Bravo!

  • (6 years ago)

    what a great school one of the best in NY

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attends this school. The programs are amazing and the teachers are excellent. Two thumbs up.

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from RCK in 2001 and went on to join the Marine Corps. I have very fond memories of High School and a small part of me will always wish I could relive it. The teachers for the most part were very involved with the students and a couple I looked at as friends. I will never forget Mr. Lowery my Social Studies and World at War teacher was always my favorite. He made class fun and we all looked forward to the period we had him.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a very good school. Though it is not the richest or most expensive school it is a truly unique learning experience and a place where many students each year have graduated off to great colleges and universities.

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended this school from 1991-1995. Over that period I had noticed a change in the type of kids arriving at the school mainly negative. A lot of this had to do with IBM's downsizing. I'm not sure what the climate is now since I have now moved away and live in another state. I will say that the teachers were generally caring and were knowledgeable.

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