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School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Cornwall Central School District
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 294.5
  • Number Students: 1178
  • Number Teachers: 85
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 10185
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Lynn Imperato
  • ESL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (32 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5

    School Reviews (28 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-22
    "I went to CCHS for all of high school (graduated 2012). It's thoroughly mediocre - pretty standard for a public school of its size. It generally just lacks opportunities - opportunities that tend to really make a difference for college. There were only a few AP classes, and I felt that electives were sort of lacking, especially for the underclassmen. More clubs would have been nice too, and a lot of the clubs that DID exist met sporadically and weren't really publicized. I think this stems from the issue of CCHS being a "sports school". If academics & the arts were given as much priority (and funding, presumably) as the athletics programs, I have no doubt that the school could be much better. I also found that too many teachers just didn't care. Most stuff was taught by memorization and not many students fully understood it. I think more essays & projects, especially ones that allow some freedom (as opposed to tests & quizzes) would have been better for learning. This probably stems from the issue of learning ONLY for standardized tests, but that isn't the school's fault. I don't blame the teachers for their indifference either - teachers are generally undervalued & underpaid."
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    Posted 2014-10-11
    "we were so outraged by the high school that we moved in the middle of the school year to the city. Yes to the city and in a public high school. It was a HUGE sacrifice for us but we could not stand to see our child being so unhappy. They don't encourage creativity and every thing is memorization. My child was bullied by her ES teacher and there was nothing we could do because he had tenured. Believe it or not, teachers in the city are usually very motivated, aware of the new ways to teach and not stuck in the 50s. THanks to this move she was accepted in a top College. I have to say that the only nice departments were the Art and Language DEpt but they were not the big shots. So had no voice. The Math was terrible and the level low , English could not care less although the level was high and SCience was a joke. WE also had a terrible experience with the middle school too. With my other child. I got scolded by the teacher because my child was wearing a T shirt with the Vitruvian man bought at the Vatican. Yes the Vatican !. This is how backward those teachers are. What they mean by good school is that it is a non diverse school."
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    Posted 2014-03-18
    "Wow, these comments are really dim. Has anything improved this year? How is the music dept? We are considering moving to Cornwall from across the river, however, I'm not encouraged by these comments..."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-14
    "I'm a student at CCHS and i absolutely HATE it. The only up in my day is Orchestra and that's about it. Even my dad agree's that Cornwall is a Sports town. It will always be Sports > Arts. I don't even know who the new principal even is. The teachers who have a tenure could care less, yes there are teachers who care but rarely. There should be more electives available to Sophomores (more or less freshmen). 17 students to the teacher is a joke i have over 30 kids in an ADVANCED class and i hate it! My guidance counselor NEVER returns my moms calls and the teachers don't really help a lot. School is over crowded for its size. It should be bigger. My mom really wants to send me to private/or catholic high school instead but it's expensive. According to my mom the school hasn't changed since my brother first attended in 2005. Also @ Aug. 19th '13 what if we have the best quarterback...what about all the other players? don't they matter to."
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    Posted 2013-08-19
    "I'm going to tell you a little bit about us Dragons. A lot of people say we are overrated, rich, white kids who only care about sports and like to party A LOT. For all the haters drinking hatorade, let me remind you.... We have the best quarterback in New York state. We love sports here in Cornwall because with our academic reputation schools like Lafayette, Pace, and Stanford give our student athletes a full ride. A small percentage of teachers maybe a slap in the face but the rest are only there to help you. Students will find teachers at CCHS that will stay after Drama or Football to work with them on geometry or help them with a lab. Every class i have is a new group of friends because it is so small. Our Gay-Straight alliance group is the most active in the county. Our varsity girls soccer team( that's me) placed fourth in the states last year. We have very challenging AP and honors courses. If your Einstein maybe private school is for you but if your a teenager who wants to be challenged, be INVOLVED, and you bleed the color green, CCHS is your school. A wise man used to say "Commit to Green, Commit to Greatness"-Sheboy CCHS Class @ 2016"
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