How to Become a Teacher in New York

Dr. Maya Angelou once said, "When you get, give. When you learn, teach." Indeed, teaching is one of the most powerful vehicles in the world for creating change. The following steps will help guide your journey toward becoming a teacher in the state of New York.

Choose What You Want to Teach

First, you need to consider in which setting you would like to teach. For example, would you like to see yourself teaching in elementary, middle, or high school? Would you like to be in special education? If you have a passion for a specific subject, perhaps you can consider becoming a high school teacher. If you prefer teaching multiple subjects, you might enjoy teaching elementary school. Answering these questions will determine some of the steps you take. The New York State Education Department has information on educators and students in the state, which could help you make your decision.

Complete Your Education Requirements for Teaching in New York

In New York, the basic education requirements for becoming a teacher are the possession of a Bachelor's Degree and completion of a teacher preparation program from an approved institution of higher education.

Complete a Teacher Preparation Program

Teacher preparation programs are generally structured on combination of curriculum and fieldwork. Curricula tends to include a focus on pedagogy (the art and science of teaching), teaching methods, differentiated instructional strategies, classroom management, technology integration, and more. Fieldwork often includes classroom observations, student teaching, and/or interning. Student teaching includes creating and implementing lesson plans, assessing student progress, writing reflections, and often putting together a culminating portfolio.

For a list of the New York state registered teacher preparation programs, view the Inventory of Registered Programs provided by the NY Department of Education. If you need further guidance, you may consider consulting with a guidance counselor about such programs at one of the approved institutions.

If you do not have a Bachelor's Degree yet, you can complete a blended Degree and teacher preparation program. In other words, you will be able to fulfill teacher preparation requirements as you complete the requirements for a Bachelor's Degree, this is often referred to as the traditional pathway to teacher certification in New York.

If you already have a Bachelor's Degree, you can consider completing an alternative or post-baccalaureate teacher preparation program. You can even find a blended Master's Degree and teacher preparation program.

Alternative Teacher Certification in New York

There alternative pathways to becoming a teacher in New York.

Alternative Certification "Transitional B" Program

For example, if you are a person who already graduated from college but did not graduate from an approved teaching program, you could complete an Alternative Certification "Transitional B" Program. This pathway is also for candidates who have decided to change their career to teaching from another field. If you already hold a Bachelor's Degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 and passed the NY state exams, you will qualify. You may become a teacher by enrolling in an Alternative Teacher Certification (ATC) program in New York. In addition, you must be recommended for certification by the college or university at which you completed the ATC program.

Teacher Certification Reciprocity in New York

In addition, if you hold teaching certification in another state and are interested in moving to New York State to teach, you may be eligible to obtain certification through the interstate reciprocity pathway. Keep in mind that you will need to pass the appropriate New York State Exams. Sometimes, candidates are able to receive a conditional certificate, which allows applicants two years to fulfill the testing requirements.

Pass the Required Tests for New York

Another step to becoming a teacher in New York is to pass the required state tests. These tests are offered by the New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE) Program. The exception to doing this is if you are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in a title which is the same as or comparable to a New York State title (i.e., interstate reciprocal).

The following tests are required in New York:

  • Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
  • Educating All Students (EAS)
  • edTPA
  • Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills - Written (ATS-W)
  • Secondary Assessment of Teaching Skills - Written (ATS-W)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST)
  • Content Specialty Tests (CSTs)
  • Bilingual Education Assessments (BEAs)
  • Communication and Quantitative Skills Test (CQST)
  • Assessment of Teaching Skills-Performance (ATS-P) (Video)

Note that some colleges or universities may ask that you pass some or all of these tests prior to entering or exiting a teacher preparation program. Check with a program advisor or representative to find out more about your specific requirements.

Apply for your New York Teacher Certification

Application Requirements

You may apply for a New York teaching certificate online by going through the TEACH system of the New York Department of Education. Note that if you are enrolled in a teacher preparation program or alternative teacher preparation program, you need to indicate "Pathway: Approved Teacher Preparation Program" in the online system. Your college certification officer also needs to use the online system to submit your institutional recommendation.

After completing the online application, you need to submit supporting documentation including:

  • Official transcripts of all earned college credits;
  • CLEP, DANTE, ACTFL, or Excelsior exam score reports
  • If applicable, documentation of paid teaching experience that have been requested
  • Documentation of experience in lieu of student teaching
  • If applicable, copy of teaching certificates from other state
  • Any other information that may have been previously requested that will enable the Department to complete an evaluation

Contact Information

New York State Education Department
Office of Teaching Initiatives, Room 5N-EB
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Teacher Certification: (518) 474-3901

Teacher Certification Exams Contact Information:
NYSTCE Evaluation Systems - Pearson
PO Box 660
Amherst, MA 01004-9008

Testing questions, admin procedures, and score reports: (413) 256-288

Find a Teaching Job in New York

After completion of the above steps, you will be prepared to begin your career as an empowering educator in the state of New York!

Teaching in a Public School in NY

New York state has a consistent need for high-quality, motivated educators who are child- and career-focused. In order to keep pace with the state's need, the New York Department of Education uses a number of recruitment websites. This method allows candidates to search for jobs that are tailored to the geographic location that he or she chooses to work in. Teachers are encouraged to contact the school district directly for salary and benefits information. TEACHNYC is specifically for listings in the NYC Public School System, while OLAS - Teacher Application Online focuses on teaching in New York state.

Teacher Unions

Once hired in the public school system, teachers in New York can join their colleagues in a union membership. Teachers may join the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), an affiliate branch of the national AFT, and NYSUT, a union of educational professionals.

Retirement Benefits

Finally, upon retirement, state employees are able to drawn from the pension to which they made mandatory contributions throughout their working life. This monthly amount varies according to length of service, and retirement multiplier.

Teaching in a Private School in NY

Just as the public school system needs applicants qualified to teach languages, math, science, and special education, so do private schools throughout the state. New York's 2,181 private schools may have different compensation, benefits, and advancement protocols. Most private schools have small class sizes which makes it easier for teachers to meet the needs of all their students. Private schools may or may not require their teachers to be certified. However, a certified teacher will be highly valuable in this environment. If you wish to seek employment in a private school, it is recommended that you apply directly to the school as there may be additional requirements.

Teacher Shortage in New York by Subjects or Discipline (2014-2015)

The following list of teacher shortage areas in New York has been obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher Shortage Area (TSA) list for the 2014-2015 school year

  • Bilingual Education (General and Special Education)
  • Business and Marketing Education
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Technical Education
  • Technology Education (High School)
  • Technology Preparation
  • Trade Education
  • Computer Studies/Programming
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Health Occupations Education
  • Home Economics-Business

Number of Public School Teachers By Grade

The table below lists the number of public school teachers in New York by grade level during the 2012-2013 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Pre-kindergarten & Preschool Teachers2,452
Kindergarten Teachers13,492
Elementary Teachers93,137
Middle & High School Teachers97,751
Ungraded Class Teachers227

Data obtained from the State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Data 2013

Number of Private School Teachers By Grade

There are more than 1,720 private schools with an estimated 35,200 private school teachers in New York. The table below details the number of teachers by grade level during the 2011-2012 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Elementary School Teachers13,477
Middle & High School Teachers6,190
Combined K-12 School Teachers15,537

Data obtained from the Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2012

Continue Your Education and Professional Development

Data-driven studies and professional insight show that highly skilled teachers have a distinct positive influence on student academic achievement. Teachers who engage in professional development on an ongoing basis enhance their knowledge of subject matter and teaching strategies in the classroom, as well as knowledge of special student populations, communication skills, and evaluation skills.

Professional Development in New York

The state of New York's Department of Education mandates that teacher's licensure is maintained through continuing professional development. The state has set up infrastructure so that teachers can take in-service courses that offer teachers high-quality and convenient professional development accreditation. A great resource for these courses is through the New York City After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP).

Employment and Teacher Salary in New York

New teachers throughout New York state make an average of $43,849 or just below the state's average annual salary. However, the average salary for teachers in the state is $68,000 depending on years of experience and certification. Because the state is experiencing teacher shortages in subjects like languages, computers, technology, science, and business, teachers are advised to attain subject matter credentials in any of these areas for preferential hiring. Additionally, teachers are encouraged to apply to districts with high enrolment like New York City, Buffalo, Rochester City, and Yonkers.

Total Employed

76,130

Salary Range

$53,700 - $111,180

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $53,700 to $111,180 a year in New York. There are around seventy thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne46,190$73,380
Nassau, Suffolk11,950$96,860
Rochester4,900$55,810
Buffalo, Niagara Falls4,700$60,640
Albany, Schenectady, Troy3,780$59,150
Syracuse2,500$63,700
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown2,460$76,040
Utica, Rome1,500$62,280
Binghamton720$57,430
Kingston620$81,400

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

7,620

Salary Range

$51,200 - $156,660

English teachers have a salary range between $51,200 to $156,660 a year in New York, with over 7,620 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne4,430$99,640
Nassau, Suffolk600$71,600
Albany, Schenectady, Troy500$63,770
Buffalo, Niagara Falls450$61,400
Rochester360$80,530
Syracuse360$71,950
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown240$76,890
Binghamton120$90,110
Utica, Rome110$89,880

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Female High School Teacher Taking Class

Total Employed

65,940

Salary Range

$56,460 - $113,020

As a high school teacher in New York you can expect to make between $56,460 - $113,020. There are around sixty thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne33,560$77,750
Nassau, Suffolk12,030$96,250
Rochester4,610$58,900
Buffalo, Niagara Falls4,510$60,430
Albany, Schenectady, Troy2,960$62,350
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown2,840$77,500
Syracuse2,710$67,240
Utica, Rome1,000$56,840
Binghamton920$63,100
Kingston730$68,130

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

male teacher holding a globe

Total Employed

2,210

Salary Range

$56,810 - $160,530

In New York, a history teacher's salary may range from $56,810 to $160,530. There are around two thousand employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne1,140$102,760
Nassau, Suffolk170$70,820
Albany, Schenectady, Troy150$69,210
Buffalo, Niagara Falls140$70,500
Rochester130$115,180
Syracuse130$73,370
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown60$80,130
Utica, Rome30$89,080

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Group Of Elementary Age Children In Art Class With Teacher

Total Employed

6,860

Salary Range

$44,770 - $110,710

Kindergarten teachers in New York, can earn between $44,770 to $110,710 a year. There are around six thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne3,480$62,600
Nassau, Suffolk1,310$94,730
Buffalo, Niagara Falls700$59,680
Rochester610$48,390
Albany, Schenectady, Troy450$48,790
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown270$70,850
Syracuse190$59,540
Utica, Rome110$54,380
Binghamton110$43,790
Glens Falls60$54,200

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

193,580

Salary Range

$44,770 - $160,240

As a math teacher in New York you can expect to make between $44,770 - $160,240. New York is home to about ninety thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne2,520$104,340
Nassau, Suffolk430$80,460
Rochester360$84,360
Albany, Schenectady, Troy310$69,680
Buffalo, Niagara Falls300$67,840
Syracuse180$74,930
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown110$75,100
Utica, Rome70-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

High School Students Playing Dodge Ball In Gym

Total Employed

11,210

Salary Range

$27,250 - $74,480

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $27,250 to $74,480 a year in New York. New York is home to about eleven thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne5,260$44,430
Nassau, Suffolk1,910$41,820
Rochester1,190$39,320
Buffalo, Niagara Falls800$36,760
Albany, Schenectady, Troy620$43,620
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown600$47,590
Syracuse480$62,520
Utica, Rome270$38,980
Ithaca170$50,500
Glens Falls110$34,540

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

27,930

Salary Range

$25,890 - $82,960

In New York, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $25,890 to $82,960, with over 27,930 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne18,880$50,320
Nassau, Suffolk4,080$32,760
Buffalo, Niagara Falls1,760$29,320
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown1,050$30,070
Albany, Schenectady, Troy980$30,190
Rochester920$33,340
Syracuse720$30,080
Utica, Rome340$33,090
Binghamton250$26,790
Ithaca180$31,300

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

22,350

Salary Range

$44,120 - $154,480

As a school administrator in New York you can expect to make between $44,120 - $154,480. New York is home to about twenty two thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne2,820$73,180
Nassau, Suffolk610$66,650
Buffalo, Niagara Falls260$46,110
Rochester250$61,100
Albany, Schenectady, Troy170$44,950
Syracuse120$56,730
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown110$59,050
Utica, Rome50$45,210
Binghamton40$47,730
Glens Falls30$42,170

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne12,160$115,670
Nassau, Suffolk2,350$138,440
Rochester980$99,470
Buffalo, Niagara Falls850$91,990
Albany, Schenectady, Troy720$100,430
Syracuse550$93,300
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown540$111,950
Binghamton200$96,520
Utica, Rome190$91,610
Glens Falls110$93,540

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Teacher explaining to a student

Total Employed

18,810

Salary Range

$43,790 - $98,920

School counselors in New York, can earn between $43,790 to $98,920 a year, with over 18,810 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne10,650$68,000
Nassau, Suffolk2,210$77,470
Rochester1,330$54,450
Albany, Schenectady, Troy1,090$54,740
Buffalo, Niagara Falls1,010$52,740
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown650$74,190
Syracuse590$59,410
Utica, Rome260$57,840
Ithaca230$47,730
Binghamton220$57,550

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

11,220

Salary Range

$50,590 - $95,160

School librarians have a salary range between $50,590 to $95,160 a year in New York. New York is home to about eleven thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne5,440$66,760
Nassau, Suffolk2,530$73,490
Rochester700$51,950
Albany, Schenectady, Troy660$57,070
Buffalo, Niagara Falls530$52,910
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown440$63,900
Syracuse440$58,940
Utica, Rome170$52,230
Binghamton120$57,900
Ithaca100$61,090

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

56,130

Salary Range

$39,690 - $119,370

In New York, a special education teacher's salary may range from $39,690 to $119,370. New York is home to about fifty thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne2,700$65,920
Nassau, Suffolk1,010$61,840
Buffalo, Niagara Falls300$47,630
Albany, Schenectady, Troy270$44,520
Syracuse250$47,040
Rochester230$51,320
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown200$82,480
Kingston30$65,530

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne12,740$68,580
Nassau, Suffolk3,230$89,930
Rochester1,370$58,990
Buffalo, Niagara Falls1,090$64,100
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown890$78,640
Syracuse720$64,330
Albany, Schenectady, Troy600$63,770
Utica, Rome230$62,430
Binghamton170$58,920
Kingston140$80,200

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne7,650$73,000
Nassau, Suffolk1,440$97,290
Rochester610$61,230
Buffalo, Niagara Falls460$61,670
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown410$80,790
Albany, Schenectady, Troy390$60,370
Syracuse300$68,470
Utica, Rome160$60,470
Binghamton130$56,920
Kingston120$77,030

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne10,720$75,690
Nassau, Suffolk2,900$96,650
Rochester1,320$64,550
Buffalo, Niagara Falls950$60,900
Albany, Schenectady, Troy850$67,180
Syracuse650$67,690
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown550$77,030
Utica, Rome240$61,010
Binghamton210$62,470
Glens Falls150$59,350

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Beautiful female teacher smiling to her multi ethnic elementary

Total Employed

47,510

Salary Range

$25,600 - $49,040

In New York, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $25,600 to $49,040. New York is home to about forty thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne16,860$43,360
Nassau, Suffolk9,350$37,460
Buffalo, Niagara Falls4,050$30,900
Albany, Schenectady, Troy3,900$29,970
Rochester3,840$33,540
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown1,690$27,200
Syracuse1,540$25,680
Utica, Rome1,250$25,780
Binghamton1,220$31,330
Glens Falls630$29,050

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

118,060

Salary Range

$20,200 - $37,920

In New York, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $20,200 to $37,920. There are around ninety thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
New York, White Plains, Wayne62,910$28,830
Nassau, Suffolk21,060$28,340
Rochester7,670$24,990
Buffalo, Niagara Falls7,220$23,400
Albany, Schenectady, Troy5,570$25,460
Syracuse4,700$27,270
Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown4,330$25,560
Utica, Rome1,750$23,130
Binghamton1,550$21,980
Kingston1,190$24,630

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)


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Top School Districts Supporting Teachers in New York

homepage_badge_topTeachers work hard every day and the more support they have the better they can succeed at inspiring our future. This is why Teacher.org has ranked school districts in New York that excel in supporting teachers inside and outside of the classroom. 383 school districts in New York were analyzed with the top 50 school districts being featured below. The school districts were scored on several factors which represent how well a school district supports their teachers.

For more information on school district rankings, see our methodology page: http://www.teacher.org/school-district-ranking-methodology.

Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 98.81
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.6
% Proficiency Score: 100

Located on the north shore of Long Island, Jericho Union Free School District is committed to nurturing the individual capabilities of all students. The district operates five schools that offer instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 and have a total enrollment of over 3000 students. The district employs more than 300 teachers which creates a classroom ratio of about 10 students per teacher. Learn more by visiting the Jericho School District website at jerichoschools.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 76.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 86.96
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 92.24
% Proficiency Score: 75.21

Located in the southwestern town of Hempstead, the Rockville Centre Union Free School District's administrative offices are in Nassau County. The district has seven schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Enrolment for the district totals over 3500 students with about 320 teachers employed to create a classroom ratio of about 11:1. Learn more by visiting the Rockville Centre Union Free School District website at rvcschools.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 57.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.71
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 79.83
% Proficiency Score: 88.9

Located in the town of Mount Pleasant, Pleasantville Union Free School District is located in Westchester County. The District offers instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 for over 1700 students enrolled in its three schools. The ratio o students to teachers in the district is about 11:1, which allows Pleasantville school staff to empower all students to thrive as lifelong learners. Learn more by visiting the Pleasantville Union Free School District website at pleasantvilleschools.com.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 68.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 84.72
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 86.87
% Proficiency Score: 77.75

With administrative offices in Locust Valley in Nassau County, the Locust Valley Central School District operates 6 publicly funded schools that offer instruction in grades Kindergarten to 12. The district has over 2100 students and employs more than 190 teachers to meet instructional need. With a ratio of about 11 students per teacher, Locust Valley staff is committed to "educate the whole student and inspire a passion for lifelong learning". Learn more by visiting the Locust Valley Central School District website at lvcsd.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 59.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 84.84
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 67.53
% Proficiency Score: 89.54

Publically funded, Ardsley Union Free School District id headquartered in Westchester County and instructs students from Ardsley, parts of the village of Dobbs Ferry and part of Greenburgh. The district operates three schools that employ almost 180 classroom teachers to instruct about 2000 students. With programming for Kindergarten to grade 12, Ardsley Union Free School District challenges minds, builds character and inspires excellence. Learn more by visiting the Ardsley Union Free School District website at ardsleyschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 68.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 87.34
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 83.05
% Proficiency Score: 69.28

With administrative offices in Ithaca, New York, the Ithaca City School District operates 12 schools that offer instruction at the elementary, middle and high school levels to students from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The district has over 5200 students and employs more than 475 teachers to meet instructional need. With a ratio of about 11 students per teacher, Ithaca City Schools strive to endure that all students achieve academic excellence. Learn more by visiting the Ithaca City School District website at ithacacityschools.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 53.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 94.21
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 70.79
% Proficiency Score: 74.51

Located in the hamlet of Merrick in Nassau County, the Merrick Union Free Schools District offers instruction from kindergarten to grade 6 in its three elementary schools. The district employs almost 150 teachers to provide programming to over 1500 students, which creates a ratio of 10 students for every teacher. Learn more by visiting the Merrick Union Free School District website at merrick.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 57.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 71.77
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 77.37
% Proficiency Score: 86.27

Headquartered in Westchester County, the Mamaroneck Union Free School District offers instruction to students from Mamaroneck and Larchmont. With a total enrollment reaching over 5100 students through its six schools, the district employs almost 400 teachers to instruct from pre-Kindergarten to grade 12. With a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1, Mamaroneck staff are dedicated to setting high standards for every student. Learn more by visiting the Mamaroneck Union Free School District website at mamkschools.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 66.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.32
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 66.76
% Proficiency Score: 90.2

Located in the northern suburbs of New York City, Edgemont Union Free School District can be found in Westchester County. The publicly funded district offers instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 for over 1900 students enrolled throughout its three schools. The ratio of students to teachers in the district is about 13:1. Learn more by visiting the Edgemont School District website at edgemont.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 69.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 85.18
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 55.85
% Proficiency Score: 89.54

Located near the Hudson River just north of mid-Manhattan, Irvington Union Free School District offers programming to students from Irvington, and parts of Tarrytown and Greenburgh. The district operates 4 schools with an enrollment of about 1800 and employs almost 155 teachers, creating a classroom ratio of about 12 students for every teacher. Learn more by visiting the Irvington Union Free School District website at irvingtonschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 68.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 82.65
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 54.73
% Proficiency Score: 92.8

With administrative offices in Armonk, a hamlet in the town of North Castle, the Byram Hills Central School District, operates four schools. The district's two elementary, one middle and one high school offers academic instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12. Enrolment for these schools is about 2650 and the district employs almost 220 teachers to meet student need. Learn more by visiting the Byram Hills Central School District website at byramhills.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 71.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.92
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 100
% Proficiency Score: 54.92

Headquartered in Manorville, New York, the Eastport-South Manor Central School District is home to about 3,600 public school students from K - 12 across its 4 elementary, intermediate and secondary schools. Employing more than 250 classroom teachers, the district reports a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1. Eastport-South Manor teachers are dedicated to building excellence together. Learn more by visiting the Eastport-South Manor Central School District website at esmonline.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 42.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.07
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 57.63
% Proficiency Score: 94.12

Located in Westchester County in the northern suburbs of New York City, Scarsdale Union Free School District operates seven schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district has an enrollment of about 4700 students and employs 390 teachers, which creates a student -teacher ratio of about 12:1. Scarsdale school seek to develop young people to become lifelong learners. Learn more by visiting the Scarsdale Public Schools website at scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 72.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 91.12
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 67.44
% Proficiency Score: 69.32

Located in Suffolk County, on Long Island, the Bayport-Blue Point Union Free School District is academic home to over 2400 students and employs about 240 classroom teachers. The district operates three elementary, one middle and one high school. Instruction is offered from Kindergarten to grade 12 and has a classroom ratio of about 10 students fro every teacher. Learn more by visiting the Bayport-Blue Point School District website at bbpschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 53.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 100
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 41.26
% Proficiency Score: 86.29

Located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, North Shore Central School District offers programming for students in Pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The enrollment is about 2800 students throughout its five schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Employing almost 280 teachers, the district creates a student-teacher ratio of 10:1. The North Shore District schools are committed to reaching beyond routine expectations in a learning environment. Learn more by visiting the North Shore Central School District website at northshore.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 66.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 87.25
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 60.06
% Proficiency Score: 79.76

Located on the north Shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, the Port Jefferson Union Free School District offers academic instruction to students from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The district operates three schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Home to over 1200 students, the district employs almost 110 teachers, creating a classroom ratio of about 11 students for every teacher. Learn more by visiting the Port Jefferson Union Free School District website at portjeffschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 61.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.36
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 62.7
% Proficiency Score: 89.58

Found in Westchester County, Bronxville Union Free School District serves students in the Village of Bronxville and operates 3 publicly funded schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district employs over 130 classroom teachers to instruct over 1625 students from Kindergarten to grade 12, which creates a classroom ratio of about 13:1. Bronxville Union Free School District promises to innovate, lead and think critically. Learn more by visiting the Bronxville Union Free School District website at bronxvilleschool.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 68.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 82.52
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 44.93
% Proficiency Score: 98.03

Located north of New York City, Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District operates three schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district has an enrollment of over 1500 students and employs about 140 teachers offer instruction for Kindergarten to grade 12. With a classroom ratio o f about 11:1, Briarcliff Manor teachers, administrators and students are united for educational excellence. Learn more by visiting the Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District website at briarcliffschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 75.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.32
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 75.08
% Proficiency Score: 68.63

Located on the south shore of Long Island in Nassau County, North Merrick Central School District operates 3 public schools. The district has an enrollment of over 1250 students and employs over 100 classroom teachers to instruct students from Kindergarten to grade 6. With a classroom ratio of about 12:1, North Merrick schools are "setting children on the right course". Learn more by visiting the North Merrick Union Free School District website at nmerrickschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 52.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 89.8
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 45.61
% Proficiency Score: 89.52

Located in a suburb of Nassau County, the Syosset Central School District offers instruction to students in Syosset and Woodbury from Kindergarten to grade 12. The district operates seven elementary, two middle schools and one high school and has an enrollment of over 6600 students. By employing almost 600 teachers, a student-teacher ratio of about 11:1 is created. Learn more by visiting the Syosset Central School District website at syossetschools.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 68.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 88.51
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 56.78
% Proficiency Score: 79.09

Located in a hamlet near the north shore of Long Island, Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District operates eight schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district employs over 460 teachers to offer instruction to 5200 students at the elementary, middle and high school levels. With a classroom ratio of about 11:1, Plainview-Old Bethpage schools aim to provide an academically challenging environment for all students. Learn more by visiting the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District website at pob.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 60.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.39
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 70.26
% Proficiency Score: 79.1

Bordering Syracuse on its east side, the Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District is located in Onondaga County. The district is academic home to over 2800 students and employs 220 classroom teachers. With three elementary, one middle and one high school, instruction is offered from Kindergarten to grade 12 and has a classroom ratio of about 13 students for every teacher. Learn more by visiting the Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District website at jamesvilledewitt.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 60.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 80.17
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.59
% Proficiency Score: 79.8

With administrative offices located on the south shore of Long Island in Nassau County, Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free School has five schools offering instruction from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The district employs over 260 teachers to meet the need of its 3400 students, creating a student - teacher ratio of about 13:1. The Hewlett-Woodmere schools are focused on nurturing the individual learner. Learn more by visiting the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools website at hewlett-woodmere.net.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 61.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 84.55
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 55.45
% Proficiency Score: 83.02

The East Williston Union Free School District is a small school system located in Nassau County along the North Shore of Long Island. It operates three schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. With over 1800 students, the district employs about 185 teachers for a classroom ratio of 10:1. East Williston Schools believe that all students deserve high quality instruction in the classroom. Learn more by visiting the East Williston Union Free School District website at ewsdonline.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 63.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.04
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 54.9
% Proficiency Score: 89.52

Located in Nassau County, the Herricks Union Free School District is academic home to over 3800 students and employs almost 325 classroom teachers to instruct students from Kindergarten to grade 12. With a student-teacher ratio of about 12:1, the district's 5 schools promotes curiosity and intellectual excellence through it educational programs. Learn more by visiting the Herricks Union Free School District website at herricks.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 68.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 85.83
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 83.34
% Proficiency Score: 52.29

Located in Greenburgh in the county of Westchester is the Greenburgh Central School District. The district offers instruction to boys aged 5 - 21 at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Greenburgh Central schools enroll over 1800 students each year. The district employs about 165 classroom teachers, which creates a student-teacher ratio of about 11:1. The district's educational program also emphasizes attention to social and emotional growth . Learn more by visiting the Greenburgh Eleven Union Free School District website at greenburgheleven.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 40.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 90.33
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.51
% Proficiency Score: 67.32

Located just west-northwest of the hamlet of Ontario, in Wayne County, Wayne Central School District offers instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 for over 2300 students enrolled throughout its five schools. With over 220 classrooms teachers employed, the ratio of students to teachers in the district is about 10:1 , which enables Wayne Central's school administrators and staff members to challenge all students to attain higher levels of achievement. Learn more by visiting the Wayne Central School District website at wayne.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 51.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 85.31
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 48.57
% Proficiency Score: 86.32

Located in the southwest part of the town of Greenburgh, the Hastings-On-Hudson School District includes the village of Hastings-on-Hudson and a portion of the Town of Greenburgh. The district is academic home to over 1550 students and employs over 140 classroom teachers to instruct students from Kindergarten to grade 12. With a student-teacher ratio of about 11:1, the district's 3 public schools aim to create a vibrant learning community. Learn more by visiting the Hastings-On-Hudson Union Free School District website at hohschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 66.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.91
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 92.55
% Proficiency Score: 49.68

Located southwest of Schenectady, Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District serves the public school students of Schoharie County. The district operates 4 elementary, middle and secondary schools and enrolls more than 1,800 students. The district employs more than 150 classroom teachers spanning preschool to grade 12, and reports a classroom ratio of about 12:1. The district is dedicated to providing the essential skills, knowledge, and attitudes for each child to create success. Learn more by visiting the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District website at crcs.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 38.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 80.1
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 58.99
% Proficiency Score: 80.4

Located on the north shore of Long Island, Cold Spring Harbor Central School District is located in Suffolk County and serves the northern parts of the townships of Huntington and Oyster Bay and three smaller communities. The publically funded district offers instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 for over 1900 students enrolled throughout its over 160 schools. The ratio of students to teachers in the district is about 12:1. Learn more by visiting the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District website at csh.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 61.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.55
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.19
% Proficiency Score: 79.08

Publically funded, Port Washington Union Free School District is headquartered on the north shore of Long Island in the northwest corner of Nassau County. The district operates 7 schools that employ over 420 classroom teachers to instruct over 5100 students. With programming from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12, Port Washington Union Free School District commits to offering educational experiences that make their community proud. Learn more by visiting the Port Washington Union Free School District website at portnet.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 60.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 87.63
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 40.62
% Proficiency Score: 89.53

Headquartered in Great Neck, a region of Long Island, Great Neck School District has a total enrollment reaching over 6500 students throughout its 10 schools. The district employs over 620 classroom teachers to offer instruction from Pre-kindergarten up to grade 12, creating a student-teacher ratio of about 10:1. Great Neck Schools aim to provide appropriate education to all children. Learn more by visiting the Great Neck Public Schools website at greatneck.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 68.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 95.05
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.45
% Proficiency Score: 60.78

Located in southeastern Suffolk County, the Southampton Union Free School District is academic home to over 1600 students and employs over 165 classroom teachers. Instruction is offered from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12. With a student-teacher ratio of about 10:1 , the district's 3 publicly funded schools will educate students in a safe, supportive environment and equip them with knowledge. Learn more by visiting the Southampton Union Free School District website at southamptonschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 46.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.05
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 48.32
% Proficiency Score: 87.55

Publically funded, Penfield Central School District is headquartered in the community of Penfield and serves students from areas of Wayne County and Monroe County. The district operates 6 schools that employ about 375 classroom teachers to instruct approximately 4500 students. With programming from Kindergarten to grade 12, Penfield Central School District is "developing excellent citizens and responsible scholars". Learn more by visiting the Penfield Central School District website at penfield.edu.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 67.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 92.83
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 60.33
% Proficiency Score: 63.44

Located at the intersection of New York State Route 28 and New York State Route 28A, Onteora Central School District has 5 public schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The district has an enrollment of over 1400 students and employs about 135 classroom teachers to meet student need. With a classroom ratio of about 10:1, Onteora's Central schools aim to create an engaging and healthy learning environment. Learn more by visiting the Onteora Central School District website at onteora.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 48.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.55
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 69.06
% Proficiency Score: 71.92

Headquartered at the Chestnut Grove Administration Building in Rockland County, Clarkstown Central School District has a total enrollment reaching about 8700 students throughout its 16 schools serving students in New City, Bardonia, Congers, and West Nyack, as well as areas of Nanuet and Valley Cottage. The district employs 675 classroom teachers to instruct from Kindergarten to grade 12, creating a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. Learn more by visiting the Clarkstown Central School District website at ccsd.edu.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 400 Total Support Staff
  • 55.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 97.05
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 42.78
% Proficiency Score: 76.51

North Salem Central School District is headquartered in the community of North Salem, New York and is an important part of Westchester County. The district has 2 schools in total, and enrols more than 1,100 students from kindergarten to grade 12. With more than 100 teachers employed, the classroom ratio is about 10:1, ensuring that North Salem staff members are dedicated to helping students achieve excellence in education every day. Learn more by visiting the North Salem Central School District website at northsalemschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 58.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.88
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 41.69
% Proficiency Score: 96.74

Chappaqua is located in the northern part of Westchester County. Chappaqua Central School District operates 6 public elementary, middle and high schools. The district has an enrollment of almost 4000 students and employs about 330 classroom teachers to instruct students from Kindergarten to grade 12. With a classroom ratio of about 12:1, Chappaqua Central schools strives to be a community for learning. Learn more by visiting the Chappaqua Central School District website at ccsd.ws.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 74.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 71.8
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 62.46
% Proficiency Score: 81.69

Spanning Dix Hills and Melville, New York, Half Hollow Hills Central School District is an integral part of Suffolk County. The district operates 11 elementary, intermediate and secondary schools and enrols more than 9,000 students. With more than 650 classroom teachers employed to teach kindergarten through grade 12, the district reports a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1, ensuring that the district's students and staff work together to build a robust learning community in a safe environment. Learn more by visiting the Half Hollow Hills Central School District website at halfhollowhills.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 62.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.04
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.96
% Proficiency Score: 76.47

With administrative offices in Yorktown Heights, the Yorktown Central School District operates two elementary, one intermediate, one middle, and one high school that offer instruction to students from Kindergarten to grade 12. The district has over 3600 students and employs 275 teachers to meet instructional need. With a ratio of about 13 students per teacher, Yorktown Central schools assert that students "come to learn, leave to lead and serve". Learn more by visiting the Yorktown Central School District website at yorktown.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 58.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 77.17
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.61
% Proficiency Score: 73.86

Located in Latham, New York, the North Colonie Central School District is an integral part of Albany County. Operating 8 schools, the district is home to more than 5,000 students from kindergarten through grade 12. The district employs more than 400n classroom teachers, and reports a ratio of about 12 students per teacher, ensuring that North Colonie schools are dedicated to giving students one of the best investments of life - an education. Learn more by visiting the North Colonie Central Schools website at northcolonie.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 56.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 65.4
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 75.35
% Proficiency Score: 73.89

Located south of Lake Ontario in Monroe County, the district offers academic instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12. The district operates 10 schools at the elementary, middle, intermediate and high school levels. Home to over 3600 students, the district employs about 250 teachers, creating a classroom ratio of about 14 students per teacher. The West Irondequoit Central schools educates students so they will become life-long learners and productive world citizens. Learn more by visiting the West Irondequoit Central School District website at westirondequoit.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 56.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 69.95
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 50.51
% Proficiency Score: 94.1

Located on the shore of Long Island Sound in southern Westchester County, Rye City School District operates 5 schools that offer instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12 and have a total enrollment of about 3200 students. The district employs over 255 classroom teachers which create a ratio of about 13 students per teacher. Rye City School District commits to ensuring that every student is capable of becoming a lifelong learner. Learn more by visiting the Rye City School District website at ryeschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 72.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.29
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 65.3
% Proficiency Score: 70.59

Headquartered in North Westchester County, north of New York City, Bedford Central School District has a total enrollment reaching about 5000 students in its five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The district employs around 370 classroom teachers to instruct students from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and has a student-teacher ratio of about 14:1. Learn more by visiting the Bedford Central School District website at bcsdny.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 54.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 79.86
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 49.33
% Proficiency Score: 84.96

Located in Nassau County along the north shore of Long Island, Roslyn Union Free School District offers instruction to students from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12. It operates one primary, two elementary, one middle and one high school and has an enrollment of about 3200 students each year. The district employs more than 265 classroom teachers to create a classroom ratio of 12:1. Learn more by visiting the Roslyn Union Free School District website at www2.roslynschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 65.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.21
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 64.51
% Proficiency Score: 80.41

Located along the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers in Schenectady County, The Niskayuna Central School District offers instruction to students from Niskayuna, Glenville, Clifton park and Colonie. It operates 5 elementary, two middle schools and one high school and has an enrollment of about 4150 students each year. The district employs almost 300 classroom teachers to create a ratio of about 14:1. Learn more by visiting the Niskayuna Central School District website at niskayunaschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 61.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.81
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 62.58
% Proficiency Score: 74.51

Headquartered in Elma, New York, the Iroquois Central School District is an integral part of Erie County. The K - 12 district operates 6 elementary, middle and high schools and enrolls about 2,300 students. Employing more than 150 classroom teachers, the district reports a ratio of about 13:1, which ensures that Iroquois teachers, support staff and administrators are striving to be the best. Learn more by visiting the Iroquois Central School District website at iroquoiscsd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 57.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 91.06
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 72.58
% Proficiency Score: 49.03

Located south of Albany, New York, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is an integral part of Albany County. Serving more than 1,900 students from PK - 12, the district employs more than 150 classroom teachers throughout its 4 schools. With a classroom ratio of about 11:1, the district commits to being an exemplary learning community, with graduates who are prepared to excel. Learn more by visiting the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District website at rcscsd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 37.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 95.22
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 51.22
% Proficiency Score: 66.07

Located in Suffolk County, Sag Harbor Union School District educates students in Sag Harbor, North Haven, and portions of Nyack and Southampton. The district has 2 public schools instructing students from Kindergarten to grade 12. The district has an enrollment of about 1050 students and employs about 105 classroom teachers to meet student need. With a classroom ratio of about 10:1, Sag Harbor schools are committed to equity in education. Learn more by visiting the Sag Harbor School District website at sagharborschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 50.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 43.88
% Proficiency Score: 90.2

With administrative offices headquartered in South Salem, New York, the Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District operates 6 schools. The district's three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school offer academic instruction from Kindergarten to grade 12. Enrolment for these schools is about 3500 and the district employs over 285 teachers, creating a student-teacher ratio of 12:1. Katonah-Lewisboro schools are committed to providing a high quality, well-balanced educational program. Learn more by visiting the Katonah-Lewisboro School District website at klschooldistrict.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 69.0 Avg % Proficiency

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Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey