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  • New Rochelle High School5

    New Rochelle, NY | Westchester County

    April 18, 2014

    A great big shout out to Mr. Kenny-he is the head of the guidance department. He is really exceptional! He informs all families of the many enriching opportunities offered to our children throughout the year! He answers all questions! He is efficient!! I know that there is a person in this large school who is always there to answer my questions and direct our family!

    Submitted by a parent

    February 28, 2014

    New Rochelle Highschool is a joke. There is a clear segregation between the kids who do well and the kids who might not be living up to expectations. The's kids shouldn't be separated. Not to mention that these kids who are doing better then most are treated with the utmost care, while the others, not so much. The security guards in the school are highly disrespectful and do not, in anyway, model the responsibility that she students should have when they grow up. The general feeling about this school is that it is all for show, and that the kids are not individually focused on. Rather then caring more about ratings and look, look into focusing in educating our future generation so that they may lead us into the future, rather then holding them back.

    Submitted by a student

    September 28, 2013

    The school should listen more to the needs of the students that are there to learn and care for their future even, if they come from the South part of New Rochelle. The guidance counselor should do one on one meeting with the students and discuss at large their aspirations, their dreams, their skills, their strongest and guide them to take the appropriate classes. I do not understand why some students are told to take AP Bio before AP Chem and others just the reverse. If someone takes AP Chem before AP Bio is going to benefit from it. Why are the students mislead? Is the role of the school just to fill out classes? What about the students? When the school offers 7:22 AM classes, then more than one nurse should be on the premises. The nurses also MUST answer to an emergency call in a timely manner, not after it might be to late. Time is important when you have a student fighting to catch his/her breath and the nurse arrives after 15 minutes.The nurses should be there for the students. They should realize that not all the students want to cut classes. Some really are sick when they come to their office. Some kindness, and genuine care would very appreciated.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 29, 2012

    New Rochelle High School is an amazing environment. There are various actives that students can get involved in, that range from in school activities to out of school. The population may be large but overall, the school and staff do a wonderful job maintaining, and helping all students. I had the great pleasure of getting to know several teachers, as well as participating in dozens of extra-circulars. Above all, the teachers and staff prepared me for college, by means of class time, revising essays, or help courses for the SAT's. One of the fantastic things I found was, they treated you as if you were already an adult, in some respects; if you asked for help, they would help you, but they would not directly help without interjection first. They allowed you to decide whether you wanted to pass or not. If a student wants to fail, they will fail regardless of the institution, however, if you want them to succeed, then NRHS is the place to enroll.

    Submitted by a student

    September 17, 2010

    New Rochele HS is a huge school; the largest in Westchester Co. It has a wealth of opportunity, providing many extracurricula activities for all students who are interested. If, however, your child falls into the middle level of student (as most do) they will get lost and your job as a parent will be more difficult. You MUST, in this case, be overly proactive in tracking your child's involvement and success. You must set clear goals with teachers and make them follow through with what was agreed upon. The teachers will give the info. but if your child is not an advocate for themselves, your job as a parent is to make them be if they are going to be a student at NRHS. Overall, it is TOO big of a school, but does prepare for college.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 14, 2010

    Wonderful resources, teachers who love their jobs and their students, tons of ethnic AND socioeconomic diversity. Absolutely no need to fear the large student body; NRHS splits up students into smaller learning communities... As a senior, I've found that I've had an experience similar to the private school environment (smaller classes, lots of individual attention, etc.) without the limits of the small, mostly upper-class/white private schools that also occupy the New Rochelle area. NRHS allows students to understand the dynamics of the real world and the global community, which is diverse and requires insight from every perspective.

    Submitted by a student

    September 20, 2009

    NRHS is an awesome school! It has diversity, many advanced classes, and great teachers and students!

    Submitted by a student

    September 16, 2009

    great quality education and atmosphere for learning in one of the most diverse public high schools in the country

    Submitted by a parent

    April 15, 2009

    This is one of those schools that is just too big! In all of my classes except for one(which is Ancient Greek)we have around 30 kids and 3/4 of those kids goof off during class so they can't learn. The school is a 'Football' school, and if you're not a football player good luck getting any money towards gear. Since I've been going here half the way through freshman year( moved from out of state.) My experience here has been disappointing at best. The one of the few upsides to the school is its 'new wing' which has some very good rooms for musical and fine arts, The orchestra room is top-notch, the instruments are not. And the 7 Class schedules are just a joke, 47 minute classes? you get in and the first 15 minutes are gone, therefore you can barely do anything unless you have a 2 block class.

    Submitted by a student

    October 4, 2007

    Although I am not a fan of the GEMS setup, Overall it's a very good school. Kids must become proactive or get lost. The staff, etc. are extremely responsive.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 3, 2007

    New Rochelle High School is the best-kept secret in Westchester, with outstanding academics and sports teams as well as a spectacular arts program. (The new wing includes an on-site Museum, dance studio with sprung dance floor, ceramics studio with five kilns, separate rehearsal spaces for band and orchestra, state-of-the-art theater with hydraulic orchestra pit, etc.) The school also has its own planetarium. NRHS is large, but its size and diversity is a strength: The depth of course offerings is great (including 26 AP courses as well as courses like Forensic Science and Astronomy) and there are dozens of clubs and after-school activities, offering every student a chance to excel. Placement officers who visit on College Night tell us parents that kids who graduate from NRHS do well everywhere!

    Submitted by a parent

    November 2, 2006

    I went to this high school and i loved it,the school is very diverse and they made us do an extensive amount of work that would further prepare us students for college.the selection of books that we read for english was remarcable. works like the alchemist, the great gatsby,critical thinking ability and technique teachers used to teach was just spectacular. the teachers were supportive especially in art programs.I loved to go to school and learn and i did not apreciate the high school experience as much intill i moved to indiana and went to 'lake central high' in Dyer indiana. then it dawned on me What a great school new rochelle was as far as academics and diversity. from my personal experience a child's ability to fit in to a learning facility enhances academic ability .thank you so much new rochelle. going there was a blessing that prepared me for college.

    Submitted by a student

    September 27, 2006

    Both of my kids went through New Rochelle HS. Hard to find a better facility, especially with the new wing. Name another school with a fully funtioning planetarium. Academically challenging, great teachers. All in all, hard to beat.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 11, 2006

    Pretty good school with great extensive academic programs, great sports teams, a Performing Arts program, and a slew of extracurricular activites.

    Submitted by a student

    February 18, 2006

    Good school very diverse ethnicity, funding is good so many programs for kids.

    Submitted by a parent

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