Ramapo High School (New York)
|Ramapo High School|
|400 Viola Road
Spring Valley, NY
|Type||Public high school|
|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, serving 9th to 12th grade students. It is located at 400 Viola Road in Ramapo, New York in Rockland County.
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 recently experiencing detrimental external and internal hardships.
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.
- Principal: Sherrill Murray-Lazarus
- Assistant Principal, 12th Grade & 10th Grade A-F: Augustina West
- Assistant Principal, 11th Grade & 10th Grade N-Z: Michael Phillips
- Assistant Principal, 9th Grade & 10th Grade G-M: Steven Forman
In order to graduate, a student must fulfill New York State Graduation Requirements for a New York State Regents Diploma.
Exams are given as Midterms, after the first two quarters, and as finals, after all four quarters.
Advanced placement courses
- Calculus AB
- Calculus BC
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- US History
- World History
College level courses
- Syracuse University Project Advance offers courses in Psychology, Public Affairs, Economics, English, Sociology and Speech.
As of the 2014-2015 school year, the following sports are offered at Ramapo High School.
- JV & Varsity Football
- JV & Varsity Boys Soccer
- JV & Varsity Girls Soccer
- Varsity Girls Swimming
- Varsity Girls Volleyball
- Varsity Girls Tennis
- JV & Varsity Boys Basketball
- JV & Varsity Girls Basketball
- JV & Varsity Wrestling
Varsity Male and Female Fencing
- Indoor Boys Track & Field
- Indoor Girls Track & Field
- Varsity Boys Bowling
- Varsity Girls Bowling
- JV & Varsity Baseball
- JV & Varsity Softball
- Boys Track & Field
- Girls Track & Field
- Varsity Boys Tennis
- 2003 Men's Varsity Football Team finished the regular season undefeated for first time in school history.
- Connie Sellecca: actress
- Audrey Landers: actress
- Judy Landers: actress
- Helen Schneider: singer
- Marco Katz: musician
- Michael Rogers: blogger and fundraiser
- "New York State Graduation Requirements". Schools.nyc.gov. 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-09-09.