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  • Yonkers High School6

    Yonkers, NY | Westchester County

    February 9, 2015


    Great school! I'm in the IB Diploma Program and the only downsides I can think of is they give a lot of work but work that will help you for college. However it desperately needs more funding as a minority school the state does not give much aid and as a result we sometimes have to cut corners, yet we still managed to beat Scarsdale and Bronxville on rankings grade-wise. With the funding, it'd make a perfect five.

    Submitted by a student

    March 26, 2014


    This school is amazing. It deserves a higher score. The teachers in the IB Programme are dedicated and knowledgeable and you come away being very prepared for college. As a recent college graduate I can say that a lot of the students in my class were ill prepared for college and complained constantly about tight deadlines and hard tests. I, however, was more than prepared for the rigors of college. It's one of the top schools in the country (according to US News). It's also one of the most diverse and has a tight knit feel despite the large amount of students (our class still gets together!).

    Submitted by a student

    June 30, 2013


    My high school experience here was pretty good, coming from someone who just graduated two weeks ago. You will not find as much diversity in any other high school than you would in Yonkers Middle. It could be a lot better though. The school could be cleaner, the lunch could be edible, and the math department needs a lot of tweaking. Trigonometry and AP Calculus needs better teachers. The bilingual students need to learn and expand their English vocabulary more so the school's reputation can exceed where it is right now. The kids are so so. The IB program is good but there are a few who really don't care about their education so they think it's okay to fall back to community college.

    June 2, 2013


    Yonkers high school is one of the best high schools ever known . we have teachers who care and are with us till the end of school . The teachers work hard as well as the students. the school works together as one . with band,sports,art and more we are all proud to be bulldogs.

    Submitted by a student

    June 12, 2012


    My daughter has received an excellent education here at Yonkers MIddle High School. She is being well-prepared for college. Her teachers show outstanding dedication. It is a fun school as well as a serious school. I am very happy with this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 13, 2010


    Having went there myself and enrolling in the I.B. diploma program, I can trust me children will do good in life if they go here.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 4, 2009


    I'm currently enrolling in YHS and I have to say its been a great experience so far. The school offers a great IB program, which allows students to take classes at at a moe rigorous level. Although some of the IB classes tend to give an immense amount of work, in the end its only helping students become better scholars for the future. And due to the many great professors that teach at YHS, students are able to understand work with a better perspective. Overall, YHS is the way to go if you want to become the best you can be.

    Submitted by a student

    September 20, 2009


    My school is #1 in the whole of Westchester County. We are an International Baccalaureate school and we take so much pride in what we do. We are highly competitive and we work very hard. We came out ranked in 37, of 21,069 public high schools in the 48 states.

    Submitted by a student

    September 20, 2009


    The students are very unique and there are some amazing teachers

    Submitted by a parent

    September 20, 2009


    We've won high rankings in US World & News and Newsweek Magazine in the top 100 of top public high schools in America. Out of the 6 public high schools in Yonkers, and many other schools in Westchester, Yonkers High School was the best. Our school is enthusiastic and a positive place to learn.

    Submitted by a student

    September 20, 2009


    We are an IB school and have some of the brightest students in all of Westchester.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 10, 2009


    A very good school, where most teachers care.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 7, 2008


    Yonkers High is hands down the best school in Yonkers. The curriculum is very rigorous but the hard work can definitely pay off. I graduated in 2004 and I entered college with 18 college credits because of the IB program. The teachers at YHS are truly dedicated to their profession. They really prepared me for life ahead. Now, as I enter start my graduate studies, I could not be more grateful for having such a great high school experience which has prepared me for life ahead. This school is not for everybody! Only a select few can survive the pressure. But the experience is worth it and it will last a lifetime. I would recommend this school to anyone who has a thirst for learning.

    Submitted by a student

    February 28, 2008


    i believe that Yonkers High School is the best school in Yonkers. As a student i believe that we have diversity among cultures and we all are some what bright.

    Submitted by a student

    February 6, 2008


    As a former student, I would say that Yonkers High School is hands down the best in the city, and in fact, one of the best in Westchester County. The International Baccalaureate Programme, which I was a full participant in, greatly helped with the success I am experiencing in college. The courses were on a college level, the teachers were very involved and caring, and the classmates, who are from lots of different backgrounds, are like a second family. Overall, I'd give the school five out of five stars because it was like a second home to me for about 5 years.

    Submitted by a student

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