Half Hollow Hills High School West

Summary:

Half Hollow Hills High School West is a public high school serving 1,055 students in grades 9-12 in Dix Hills, New York, which is part of the Half Hollow Hills Central School District. This top-performing school consistently ranks among the best in New York, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and a statewide ranking of 57 out of 1,228 high schools.

Half Hollow Hills High School West's academic excellence is evident across several key metrics. Over 90% of students are proficient or better on Regents exams in core subjects like Algebra II, English, and U.S. History. The school also boasts an impressive 95.1% four-year graduation rate, far exceeding the state average. Additionally, the school's performance is strong across diverse student subgroups, including African American, Hispanic, and special needs students. For example, the school ranks 17th out of 671 New York high schools for its performance with African American students.

Compared to nearby schools, Half Hollow Hills High School East in the same district, Half Hollow Hills High School West stands out with higher Regents exam proficiency rates and graduation rates. While the school has a diverse student population, some nearby schools, such as Plainview-Old Bethpage/JFK High School, have a higher percentage of White students. The school's relatively low percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients suggests its student population comes from relatively affluent families, which may contribute to its strong academic performance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 375 Wolf Hill Rd
       Dix Hills, NY  11746-5694


(631) 592-3200

District: Half Hollow Hills Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
57th of 1,228 New York High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $25,234 Help


Feeder schools for Half Hollow Hills High School West:

Elementary:    Otsego Elementary School
    Vanderbilt Elementary School
Middle:    Candlewood Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.8 Help
Number of students:  1,055

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.8%
Asian:
21.9%
African American:
15.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Half Hollow Hills High School West ranks better than 95.4% of high schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.74. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Half Hollow Hills High School West freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Half Hollow Hills High School West is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (46.8%), Asian (21.9%), African American (15.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Half Hollow Hills High School West is 9.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Half Hollow Hills High School West is $25,234.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Half Hollow Hills High School West:

SchoolDigger ranks Half Hollow Hills High School West 57th of 1228 New York public high schools. (See Half Hollow Hills High School West in the ranking list.)

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Half Hollow Hills Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Half Hollow Hills Central School District 127th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Half Hollow Hills High School West

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Rank History for all students at Half Hollow Hills High School West

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 72.06 129th 935 86.2%
2006 69.71 199th 986 79.8%
2007 73.22 116th 1002 88.4%
2008 75.54 81st 1027 92.1%
2009 73.30 140th 1086 87.1%
2010 76.24 86th 1117 92.3%
2011 76.34 101st 1165 91.3%
2012 76.89 144th 1198 88.0%
2013 78.46 118th 1217 90.3%
2014 77.55 90th 1237 92.7%
2015 76.81 106th 1255 91.6%
2016 79.76 82nd 1255 93.5%
2017 81.02 94th 1221 92.3%
2018 78.15 135th 1210 88.8%
2019 80.67 82nd 1207 93.2%
2021 82.06 29th 519 94.4%
2022 80.30 104th 1190 91.3%
2023 83.74 57th 1228 95.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Half Hollow Hills High School West

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 68.94 48th 165 70.9%
2023 78.47 29th 272 89.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Half Hollow Hills High School West

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.19 164th 546 70.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Half Hollow Hills High School West

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.18 99th 1095 91.0%
2019 88.57 64th 1132 94.3%
2021 80.77 16th 137 88.3%
2022 89.75 42nd 1038 96.0%
2023 91.97 35th 1130 96.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Half Hollow Hills High School West

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.13 180th 1154 84.4%
2019 76.17 118th 1179 90.0%
2021 66.13 76th 289 73.7%
2022 76.83 100th 1101 90.9%
2023 82.58 44th 1155 96.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Half Hollow Hills High School West

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.03 176th 1176 85.0%
2019 77.32 164th 1193 86.3%
2021 82.89 14th 290 95.2%
2022 80.75 95th 1155 91.8%
2023 84.08 52nd 1197 95.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Half Hollow Hills High School West

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.78 92nd 1176 92.2%
2019 81.98 54th 1190 95.5%
2021 77.44 37th 354 89.5%
2022 78.33 124th 1154 89.3%
2023 82.80 63rd 1191 94.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Half Hollow Hills High School West

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.10 45th 426 89.4%
2019 75.31 64th 447 85.7%
2022 76.00 58th 386 85.0%
2023 77.11 61st 424 85.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Half Hollow Hills High School West

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.57 66th 679 90.3%
2019 87.05 31st 686 95.5%
2021 81.25 7th 42 83.3%
2022 88.48 29th 593 95.1%
2023 90.56 17th 671 97.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Half Hollow Hills High School West

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.66 109th 791 86.2%
2019 77.79 112th 815 86.3%
2021 63.88 20th 64 68.8%
2022 81.66 70th 760 90.8%
2023 86.26 44th 851 94.8%
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Rank History for White students at Half Hollow Hills High School West

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.03 90th 765 88.2%
2019 76.82 53rd 793 93.3%
2022 72.58 110th 738 85.1%
2023 77.53 62nd 776 92.0%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Half Hollow Hills High School West

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 807 73 19 19 0 n/a n/a 0 918
1990 770 69 18 18 0 n/a n/a 0 875
1991 742 64 22 16 0 n/a n/a 0 844
1992 879 84 34 24 0 n/a n/a 0 1021
1993 776 112 51 23 0 n/a n/a 0 962
1994 694 129 73 27 2 n/a n/a 0 925
1995 594 130 73 26 1 n/a n/a 0 824
1996 594 130 73 26 1 n/a n/a 0 824
1997 581 144 90 36 2 n/a n/a 0 853
1998 575 134 94 35 0 n/a n/a 0 838
1999 646 115 111 30 0 n/a n/a 0 902
2000 672 122 121 37 0 n/a n/a 0 952
2001 748 109 126 43 1 n/a n/a 0 1027
2002 838 133 145 65 1 n/a n/a 0 1182
2003 838 133 145 65 1 n/a n/a 0 1182
2004 871 141 154 66 1 n/a n/a 0 1233
2005 912 162 150 61 1 n/a n/a 0 1286
2006 933 152 134 65 1 n/a n/a 0 1285
2007 907 195 163 62 2 n/a n/a 0 1329
2008 910 217 172 74 0 n/a n/a 0 1373
2009 913 213 170 78 0 n/a n/a 1 1375
2010 932 245 182 73 0 n/a n/a 3 1435
2011 929 238 190 64 0 0 1 0 1422
2012 932 244 206 86 1 0 11 0 1480
2013 954 236 194 81 1 0 14 0 1480
2014 938 212 196 93 2 0 16 0 1457
2015 940 202 191 95 3 0 24 0 1455
2016 871 183 184 95 5 0 28 0 1366
2017 832 171 197 112 5 0 30 0 1347
2018 799 180 192 114 8 0 32 0 1325
2019 706 157 211 116 7 0 36 0 1233
2020 673 148 214 120 4 0 38 0 1197
2021 596 143 211 118 7 0 41 0 1116
2022 513 140 212 124 6 0 40 0 1035
2023 494 160 231 126 6 0 38 0 1055

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Half Hollow Hills High School West

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 918 81.0 11.3 n/a
1990 875 74.8 11.6 n/a
1991 844 70.1 12.0 n/a
1992 1021 80.5 12.6 n/a
1993 962 74.2 13.0 n/a
1994 925 69.0 13.4 5.3
1995 824 58.0 14.2 5.5
1996 824 58.0 14.2 5.5
1997 853 56.0 15.2 6.2
1998 838 57.8 14.5 6.9
1999 902 60.8 14.8 5.9
2000 952 68.9 13.8 7.2
2001 1027 74.5 13.8 6.1
2002 1182 86.2 13.7 5.9
2003 1182 86.2 13.7 5.9
2004 1233 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1286 93.1 13.8 7.4
2006 1285 94.0 13.7 6.7
2007 1329 99.8 13.3 6.5
2008 1373 96.7 14.2 7
2009 1375 97.0 14.2 8.1
2010 1435 95.9 14.9 10.3
2011 1422 106.6 13.3 10.7
2012 1480 100.7 14.6 10.6
2013 1480 99.2 14.9 12.7
2014 1457 97.0 15.0 12.3
2015 1455 104.0 13.9 16.5
2016 1366 105.0 13.0 18.7
2017 1347 110.5 12.1 19.2
2018 1325 111.0 11.9 17
2019 1233 103.9 11.8 19.5
2020 1197 127.1 9.4 20
2021 1116 112.5 9.9 21.7
2022 1035 113.2 9.1 23.8
2023 1055 107.0 9.8 25.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Half Hollow Hills High School West

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 918 81.0 11.3 n/a
1990 875 74.8 11.6 n/a
1991 844 70.1 12.0 n/a
1992 1021 80.5 12.6 n/a
1993 962 74.2 13.0 n/a
1994 925 69.0 13.4 5.3
1995 824 58.0 14.2 5.5
1996 824 58.0 14.2 5.5
1997 853 56.0 15.2 6.2
1998 838 57.8 14.5 6.9
1999 902 60.8 14.8 5.9
2000 952 68.9 13.8 7.2
2001 1027 74.5 13.8 6.1
2002 1182 86.2 13.7 5.9
2003 1182 86.2 13.7 5.9
2004 1233 n/a n/a n/a
2005 1286 93.1 13.8 7.4
2006 1285 94.0 13.7 6.7
2007 1329 99.8 13.3 6.5
2008 1373 96.7 14.2 7
2009 1375 97.0 14.2 8.1
2010 1435 95.9 14.9 10.3
2011 1422 106.6 13.3 10.7
2012 1480 100.7 14.6 10.6
2013 1480 99.2 14.9 12.7
2014 1457 97.0 15.0 12.3
2015 1455 104.0 13.9 16.5
2016 1366 105.0 13.0 18.7
2017 1347 110.5 12.1 19.2
2018 1325 111.0 11.9 17
2019 1233 103.9 11.8 19.5
2020 1197 127.1 9.4 20
2021 1116 112.5 9.9 21.7
2022 1035 113.2 9.1 23.8
2023 1055 107.0 9.8 25.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Half Hollow Hills High School West

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.4%0.4%0.0%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.4%99.6%
201497.4%0.8%0.9%98.3%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.3%98.2%97.8%
201598.5%1.2%0.3%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%
201698.5%1.3%0.2%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%
201798.3%1.3%0.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.3%98.3%
201897.4%1.4%1.3%97.8%97.8%97.8%97.8%97.8%97.8%97.4%
201997.6%0.0%0.0%98.7%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.9%98.8%98.4%
202098.9%0.0%99.3%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%100.0%99.7%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Half Hollow Hills High School West

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $251 (1.2%) $20,409 (98.8%) $20,661
2020 $282 (1.4%) $20,504 (98.6%) $20,787
2021 $306 (1.3%) $22,888 (98.7%) $23,194
2022 $458 (1.8%) $25,333 (98.2%) $25,791
2023 $567 (2.2%) $24,668 (97.8%) $25,234

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Half Hollow Hills High School West

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 82nd of 1207 High schoolsRanks 57th of 1228 High schools
 2.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Half Hollow Hills High School West)91.490.2
 1.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Half Hollow Hills Central School District)91.987.1
 4.8%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course Chemistry (Half Hollow Hills High School West)92.192.3
 0.2%
   End of Course Chemistry (Half Hollow Hills Central School District)95.894
 1.8%
   End of Course Chemistry (New York)73.165.2
 7.9%
End of Course Algebra II (Half Hollow Hills High School West)98.494.2
 4.3%
   End of Course Algebra II (Half Hollow Hills Central School District)99.296.4
 2.8%
   End of Course Algebra II (New York)82.764.1
 18.5%
End of Course English (Half Hollow Hills High School West)96.995.9
 1.1%
   End of Course English (Half Hollow Hills Central School District)96.892
 4.8%
   End of Course English (New York)83.976.9
 6.9%
End of Course Geometry (Half Hollow Hills High School West)95.990.7
 5.2%
   End of Course Geometry (Half Hollow Hills Central School District)9792.8
 4.2%
   End of Course Geometry (New York)70.153.2
 17%
End of Course Earth Science (Half Hollow Hills High School West)85.483.1
 2.2%
   End of Course Earth Science (Half Hollow Hills Central School District)90.385.4
 4.9%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York)68.965
 3.9%
End of Course Living Environment (Half Hollow Hills High School West)92.690
 2.6%
   End of Course Living Environment (Half Hollow Hills Central School District)93.486.5
 7%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York)73.265.7
 7.5%
End of Course Physics (Half Hollow Hills High School West)94.992.7
 2.3%
   End of Course Physics (Half Hollow Hills Central School District)96.195.6
 0.5%
   End of Course Physics (New York)81.668.1
 13.5%
End of Course U.S. History and Government (Half Hollow Hills High School West)93.893.6
 0.2%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (Half Hollow Hills Central School District)94.692.1
 2.5%
   End of Course U.S. History and Government (New York)76.979.7
 2.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students12331055
 14.4%
African American157160
 1.9%
American Indian76
 14.3%
Asian211231
 9.5%
Hispanic116126
 8.6%
Pacific Islander00
White706494
 30%
Two or More Races3638
 5.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.5%25.3%
 5.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Half Hollow Hills High School West

Yes! Half Hollow Hills High School West is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 57th of 1228 New York high schools.

Students at Half Hollow Hills High School West are 47% White, 22% Asian, 15% African American, 12% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

Half Hollow Hills High School West is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Otsego Elementary School
Elementary : Vanderbilt Elementary School
Middle : Candlewood Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,055 students attended Half Hollow Hills High School West.


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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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