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Old 02-08-2012, 11:15 PM
 
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Actually Scarsdale HS and Mamaroneck HS are larger than Horace Greeley (Chap), John Jay (KL) or Yorktown HS, and Harrison HS is pretty close. There are also smaller schools in the north like Croton-Harmon HS and Briarcliff HS (I would put Pleasantville in the north category as well since that high school is only about 3 miles from Horace Greeley), and Byram Hills (Armonk) has about the same enrollment as Rye.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:16 AM
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Rye Neck HS (in Mamaroneck) is about 400 for the whole school.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:23 AM
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The 15 smallest high schools by senior class size in Westchester seem to be:
Tuckahoe, Alexander Hamilton (Elmsford), Blind Brook (Rye Brook), Rye Neck (Mamaroneck), Bronxville, Valhalla, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Woodlands (Hartsdale), Westlake (Thornwood), Briarcliff, Pleasantville, Irvington, Pelham, Edgemont (Scarsdale).
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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The 15 smallest high schools by senior class size in Westchester seem to be:
Tuckahoe, Alexander Hamilton (Elmsford), Blind Brook (Rye Brook), Rye Neck (Mamaroneck), Bronxville, Valhalla, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Woodlands (Hartsdale), Westlake (Thornwood), Briarcliff, Pleasantville, Irvington, Pelham, Edgemont (Scarsdale).
i'll bet money that north salem and somers are less then those.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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I was referring to Scarsdale Senior High School (1400+) and Mamaroneck High School (1500+), both of which are larger than any high school in northern westchester. Not that it particularly matters, there are large high schools that are highly ranked and regarded, and smaller high schools that are lesser achieving, and vice versa.

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Old 02-09-2012, 10:40 AM
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Ns4life - I did further research and it seems that some schools weren't included on the data I was looking at - so scrap that whole list I posted!

I found that North Salem came in at 413 students in grades 9-12, so that would place it with Tuckahoe (304), Alexander Hamilton (395), Blind Brook (418), and Rye Neck (411). Somers seems sizeable - 1032 students.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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there are large high schools that are highly ranked and regarded, and smaller high schools that are lesser achieving, and vice versa.
Depends...sometimes rankings are based on SAT scores, which are irrelevant for schools ranked above the mean. As long as they're not in the bottom rung, they're fine.

Also the larger the school, the more stretched the principal is in terms of supervisory responsibilities. Some people would prefer having more quality control over the teachers.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:31 PM
 
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Thanks for all the answers guys. I've been looking at some homes near Bedford Hills/Katonah. I really like the area. The quaint downtowns (especially Katonah). I've read some great reviews about Fox Lane HS and it's only an hour by train (give or take). I've been reading though that shopping is limited in N Westchester. How true is this? Besides going into Manhattan, where can I go for some malls/brand name stores? Is there a small Macys in N Westchester? JC Penny?
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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Thanks for all the answers guys. I've been looking at some homes near Bedford Hills/Katonah. I really like the area. The quaint downtowns (especially Katonah). I've read some great reviews about Fox Lane HS and it's only an hour by train (give or take). I've been reading though that shopping is limited in N Westchester. How true is this? Besides going into Manhattan, where can I go for some malls/brand name stores? Is there a small Macys in N Westchester? JC Penny?
Depends on how much a mass-brand mall rat you are. Mt Kisco has a handfull of "brand name" stores (Gap, Ann Taylor, etc.) as well as some smaller boutiques. But they're actually free standing stores in a real village -!!!! - not in a mall. If you're happy with JC Penny there's also a Target, Marshal's and Kohls. If you need something more upmarket you'll go to White Plains or Stamford. The fact is, the area is pretty mall and strip-mall free, and that's viewed as a major positive. Unless you live to shop, the occasional trip to White Plains isn't very onerous.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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Depends on how much a mass-brand mall rat you are. Mt Kisco has a handfull of "brand name" stores (Gap, Ann Taylor, etc.) as well as some smaller boutiques. But they're actually free standing stores in a real village -!!!! - not in a mall. If you're happy with JC Penny there's also a Target, Marshal's and Kohls. If you need something more upmarket you'll go to White Plains or Stamford. The fact is, the area is pretty mall and strip-mall free, and that's viewed as a major positive. Unless you live to shop, the occasional trip to White Plains isn't very onerous.
Yep, within ~30-40 mins of the area, there are a bunch of towns you can get to with brand name shopping- Between White Plains, Stamford, Greenwich, Danbury, West Nyack, Mohegan Lake, you can basically get everything you can want in terms of stores.

The thing I personally like about the Bedford Hillsarea is you can get the quaint walkable towns of Katonah, Bedford Village, and downtown Mount Kisco, yet there is also the functional stretch on 117 between Bedford Hills and Mount Kisco where you can do your regular, every day shopping with stores open later than 5pm. Not to mention there is a BJ's about 15 mins away in Yorktown Heights and there are talks about opening a Costco there also.
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