Ramapo High School (New York)
|Ramapo High School|
|400 Viola Road
Spring Valley, NY, United States
|Type||Public high school|
|Principal||Jean E. Fields|
|Number of students||1478|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
Ramapo High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school in the East Ramapo Central School District. It is located at 400 Viola Road in Ramapo, New York in Rockland County. The school colors are green and gold, and its mascot is the Gryphon. As of 2009-2010, it served 1,478 students, 736 students were females and 746 were males.
Ramapo High School has only one campus as of September 2010. It previously included the Ramapo Freshman Center, which is now the Kakiat Elementary School. The Freshman Center was established for the purpose of educating freshmen away from the upperclassmen, partially due to space constraints. The school nurtures prideful and outspoken students who are activists in their respective communities. The student body generally compliments itself on unparalleled diversity and academic determination, despite recent detrimental external, and internal, blows.
In 2008, Ramapo High School served 1569 students. 49% of Ramapo High School students were female and 51% of students were male.
Ramapo High School had 43% of students attending a four-year institution and 43% of students attending a two-year institution in 2007. New York state had 29% of students attending a four-year institution and 29% of students attending a two-year institution in 2007. Ramapo High School had a 75% graduation rate with Regents Diploma and a 75% graduation rate with Regents Diploma and Advanced Designation in 2007. 75% of New York state students graduated with Regents Diploma and 79% graduated with Regents Diploma and Advanced Designation in 2007. Ramapo High School had a 30% graduation rate with Regents Diploma and a 30% graduation rate with Regents Diploma and Advanced Designation in 2007. 30% of New York state students graduated with Regents Diploma and 39% graduated with Regents Diploma and Advanced Designation in 2007.
In 2008, Ramapo High School had 56% of students were eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. New York had 44% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Ramapo High School served 13% Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in 2007. LEP students are in the process of acquiring and learning English language skills. The state of New York averaged 7% Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in 2007.
In 2008, Ramapo High School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher. However, after recent renovation and changes prompted by the East Ramapo Central School District Board of Education, projections for class sizes are at a staggering high for the 2010-2011 school year.
In 2008, Ramapo High School was 65% Black, 17% Hispanic, 10% White, 9% Asian/Pacific Islander and < 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native < 1%. The New York State Averages for High School Ethnic Composition is 20% Black, 21% Hispanic, 52% White, 7% Asian/Pacific Islander and < 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native.
East Ramapo Marching Band
Ramapo High School shares the famous East Ramapo Marching Band with Spring Valley High School, the other high school within the district. The band was featured in the 2004 film The Manchurian Candidate.
(For the 2012-2013 school year)
- Principal: Jean E. Fields
- Assistant Principal, 11th & 12th Grade: Augustina West
- Assistant Principal, 10th Grade: Michael Phillips
- Assistant Principal, 9th Grade: Steve Foreman
- 2003 Men's Varsity Football Team finished the regular season undefeated for first time in school history.
- Ramapo High School - The high school's official website
- Ramapo Class of 1998 Official Reunion Page - June 28, 2008 - Ramapo Class of 1998 Ten Year Reunion