77 out of 10GreatSchools

Cornwall Central High School

New Windsor, NY
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1105


Cornwall Central High School
10 Dragon Drive
New Windsor, NY 12553
(845) 534-8009
Cornwall Central High School is located in New Windsor, NY and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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Reviews11 Reviews

It was fine. I contemplated leaving back in Freshman/Sophomore year to go to this boarding school that I really loved but the one thing that kept me from leaving was the music program and my friends. I've been apart of the program since 4th and even after graduating I still have not stopped. If I had a bad experience with friends I would have most definitely left the school. Nothing special about the school, even if there are a lot of Ivy league students from here and we rank in a lot of money in scholarships ect each year for colleges. The school itself is eh and basically got worse after the principal we had in 2012 and years before left, and others took over throughout administration. Also within the last year a lot of staff as left and retired. But I do know some just left for other jobs.
Excellent experience at CCHS. No idea where some of these reviews get their negative viewpoints - this school district is really great with tons of opportunities. Kids headed to Ivies, national award winners, caring faculty and staff... everything a great HS needs!
My daughter is a CCHS graduate. She was bullied throughout high school. It is full of cliques who can be actually cruel to students who don't fit the Cornwall white bread cheerleader mold. While white and bright my child was constantly bullied due to neurological problems resulting from premature birth. School focus is on kids in sports,drama and top students. I agree that memorization to pass tests was major learning focus. I don't blame the teachers as the pressure on them is intense from parents, school board and administration. My daughter had some excellent teachers and a bigger share of duds. Her guidance counselor was excellent but others poor. Principal and vice principal very helpful. "Old time" district parents have an undo influence. I cannot recommend this school district especially to a family moving in from other areas. My daughter attends a top SUNY university. Many students start at local community colleges and transfer to four year state schools. My daughter had to skip lunch in order to be in the chorus as it is a graded subject. Overall recommendation is not to move into the CCSD.
My older son is going to CCHS and my younger one is in CCMS. They studies well in their school. Their teachers are very helpful to them. And also CCHS Guidance Counselor always helps to my older son to achieve his goal. As a mom, I am really happy with this schools.
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