Award Year: 2018

Clarkstown High School South

31 Demarest Mill Road
West Nyack, NY, 10994-3430

(845) 624-3400

Ms. Debra Tarantino, Principal at time of Nomination

Clarkstown Central School District

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Prepare today's students to conquer tomorrow's challenges.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 68%
  • Hispanic: 13%
  • Asian: 13%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 12%
Clarkstown High School South students work hard and promote kindness.

Clarkstown High School South students work hard and promote kindness.

Clarkstown Senior High School South, located in West Nyack, New York, approximately twenty-five miles north of New York City, maintains a commitment to offering challenging academic programs for students while emphasizing extra-curricular and community service opportunities. Over 97% of South students choose to attend college upon graduation and achieve this goal with a rigorous schedule that includes honors, college courses for credit, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses with the opportunity to attain an I.B. diploma. After school, students have the opportunity to participate in 28 different sports and over 75 clubs with opportunities to participate in academic and musical competitions, to perform in drama and musical theater, and to focus their attention on community service as South is committed to teaching leadership skills, kindness, and tolerance.

Clarkstown South believes that it is the school community's responsibility to develop the academic, physical, social and emotional development of students to their fullest potential. This philosophy is systemic and facilitates South's award winning results. South is a Middle States accredited high school as well as a New York State Rewards School for the past three years, and boasts national recognitions from both Newsweek and The Washington Post. In addition to its academic accolades, Clarkstown South has received a National Healthy School Award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and is recognized as a No Place for Hate school by the Anti-Defamation League.