Fredonia High School

63 reviews
  1. Fredonia Central School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
425 East Main St
Fredonia, NY 14063
Telephone
(716) 679-1581
Website
Data not available

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
43 responses
Average ACT
27
12 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
AP Enrollment
17%
AP Exam Pass Rate
94%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Data not available
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    67%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    33%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
  • Football Games, Spirit Week
    30%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Athletic events
    15%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Senior Prank
    10%
  • Musical
    5%
  • Volleyball Games
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
499
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,328
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,645/ year
National
$11,890
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses

Reviews

63 reviews
  • Excellent
    8
  • Very Good
    33
  • Average
    19
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    1
The administration is pretty tough in nature. While it's rules have kept the school safe and occurrences of fights and other physical disputes are down, there is a serious problem with favoritism of athletes. Athletes are not held to the same regard as the other students, as the school's sport record is important to the administration. Bullying is not a huge issue, and is not an extremely active occurrence in my experience in High School. The dress code is very strict, and is actively enforced. Attendance is also very rigorous with no room for excuse, so don't even try to skip class. Controversial policies would include the allowing of a religious organization into the school community. Guidance counselors are helpful to an extent, but the older ones have not looked into colleges in a long time and many don't really know the best colleges for different directions. The Vice Principal needs to be replaced, he is corrupt and extremely shows favoritism. In addition, clubs and sports attempt to please the administration so big parts of the musical, head football positions, etc. are given to children of influential community members, particularly school board members. Fredonia politics prevent people who deserve the positions and scholarships, etc. to get them.
  • Niche User
  • Feb 26 2015
While Fredonia has a great sports record, it is very underfunded in the form of equipment and facilities for sports. This does not hinder Fredonia's athletic talent but does discourage others from using the facilities. The facilities in general are decades old, the weight room isn't greatly stocked or very big, and the fields where the tennis, baseball and soccer play are susceptible to huge gusts of winds do to their location and lack of trees. The football field in the Orange Bowl is a very key aspect of Fredonia's facilities and has often provided Fredonia teams the ability to play in the muddy conditions better than the others. The track has been condemned and is not usable and the pool constantly breaks. These are all as a result of underfunding from the State of NY.
  • Niche User
  • Feb 26 2015
I really enjoyed my time here. There are so many different experiences you can have. I implore anyone to attend the football and basketball events, go see the musical, listen to our excellent bands and orchestras, explore our creative art students' works. They're all amazing. There is so much school spirit and such a sense of community. You know everyone, but not in a bad limited way, in an empowering and connecting way. While this school doesn't have the diversity of a city, we do have many members of different cultures that enrich our community. I was friends with two sisters who were Indian heritage, as well as some of Chinese and Japanese. We have exchange students that have all been great and the ability to travel to Europe every year is a huge benefit. The teachers are amazing and I love them all. They're the best.
  • Niche User
  • Feb 26 2015