Best Public Schools in Fallsburg, NY


The city of Fallsburg, New York is home to two schools: Benjamin Cosor Elementary School and Fallsburg Junior Senior High School, both part of the Fallsburg Central School District. These schools face significant academic and socioeconomic challenges, with both institutions performing well below state averages on key metrics.

Benjamin Cosor Elementary School is a low-performing school, ranking in the bottom 5% of elementary schools in New York state. Student proficiency rates on state assessments are alarmingly low, with only 10-22% of students proficient in ELA and 8-35% proficient in math. The school also has a high percentage of students (72.5%) qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating significant economic disadvantage within the community.

While Fallsburg Junior Senior High School performs slightly better than the elementary school, it still ranks in the bottom 30% of high schools in the state. Graduation rates are low at 64%, and the school has a high dropout rate of 19.2%. Chronic absenteeism is also a concern, with 36.4% of students chronically absent. Regents exam proficiency rates, while higher than the elementary school, are still below state averages in most subject areas.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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