20 Best Public High Schools in New York


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19. Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY

Byram Hills High School is a public school in North Castle Town, New York. It has 882 students in grades 9-12. BHHS offers many opportunities for academic challenge, but the culture is highly pressured. The music and art departments are also amazing. The extracurriculars are excellent especially considering it’s such a small school.

Many teachers here have experience in the field they teach, and if they don’t they’re very interesting people and make it fun to learn in their class. Classes are extremely competitive and in AP courses students often see other students breaking off into different groups in order to study more than others and get higher grades.

Teachers are very helpful and knowledgeable for the most part. The teachers who instruct AP Courses are particularly strict about the coursework, which makes them challenging, but also a great learning experience. The Arts department is also very good.

There are tons of extracurricular clubs and groups that fit a wide variety of students. From the outdoors club to the anime club there is an organization for everyone. Also the clubs can meet every desired level of involvement for students. They’re a great way to make new friends.

Byram Hills High School offers so many different sports and gym teachers even let student sometimes elect the type of gym that he engage in. They really emphasize the importance of engaging in physical activity and teach students about how to stay healthy.

They accomplish their roles as gym teachers beyond what a gym teacher should ordinarily do. Students do yoga to relieve stress and gym teachers are very flexible. A great spots and fitness programs.

  • Byram Hills High School graduation rate is 99.0%. National average is 82.2%.
  • 99.0% students of Byram Hills High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test.
  • 99.0% students of Byram Hills High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test.
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