School Details

Gorton High School

100 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, NY 10703
(914) 376-8350

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 985 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. 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

Gorton High School is a public high school in Yonkers. The principal of Gorton High School is PRINCIPAL - MS. GAIL JOYNER-WHITE, whose e-mail is 985 children attend Gorton High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 7% of the Gorton High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 985 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Gorton High School is 14:1. Sacred Heart High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 18%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 50% 51%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 72%
Limited English proficiency 7% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Gorton is a horrible school and has been for the past twenty years. It seems to be getting worse and worse. The teachers are lazy and rude. They show lack of respect towards students. The students are nasty there is a lot of bullying and fights. No one pays attention in class - it is hard to learn because kids distract the students who care about their education. Some kids can't read or solve simple math problems. Its really sad. Gorton is dirty and horrible. Wish I could go to Yonkers or Saunders.

  • (1 year ago)

    gorton is/ was a great school i went there for now offically 4 years now gorton could have a better special ed chair and better teacher not all teachers are bad but most like hurting students feelings

  • (3 years ago)

    Gorton was a great school when I went but sadly due to the horrible run Yonkers Education System Gorton does not receive lets say "talented students" anymore like Yonkers High School and maybe Saunders receive. The last great freshman class came in the Fall of 2003 the school and administration has gotten worse each year. The teachers are truly great and invest a lot of time into children they believe will have bright futures. If you are a student that goes to Gorton and want to do something with your life I suggest talking to the head of the medical magnet department.

  • (5 years ago)

    This was a great school it really served it's purpose to help raise me outside my home and mold me into the young man I am today and the man I will be when I get out into the world. I am currently attending school at the College of Westchester and I believe if it were not for the faculty and teachers at Gorton I would not even be alive let alone on the path I am today.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is not so good students get into illegal fights its unsafe but the classes and teachers are good and fun for some students

  • (7 years ago)

    its a great school and has alot of extracurricular activities. the teachers care alot

  • (10 years ago)

    okay school but still needs alot of work.

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