Welcome to Pearl River High School

"Believe You Can Achieve"

Pearl River High School is a high performing high school serving students in
grades 8 through 12 in the Pearl River School District.  Our enrollment is about 940 students.   

Pearl River High School Profile

Highlights of the Class of 2023

Overall:
- 96% Graduation Rate*
- 100% earned New York State Regents diplomas*
- 78% earned Advanced Regents diplomas* 
           *Data includes both in-district & out-of-district students
- 91% continued on to college, university, or technical school
- 77% are attending four-year colleges
- 13% are attending two-year colleges
- 2% are entering the military

SAT Scores: 
Mean SAT Total Score:  1172
Mean Math Score:  580
Mean Reading & Writing Score:  592

Advanced Placement (College Level) Courses/Exams**: 
167 AP exams were taken by 99 students
84% received a passing score of ‘3’ or higher

Scholar Athletes***:
- 27 out of 28 varsity teams were named NYS Scholar Athlete Teams with team GPA average of 90 or better. 

** * Numbers are lower due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Other Distinctions:
- 10 Students earned the NYS seal of Biliteracy
- 100% of special education students attained Regents/Advanced Regents Diplomas

Accolades

Ranked as a top performing high school by U.S. News & World Report for the last 10 years.  

In the April 2024 U.S. News & World Report - Pearl River High School ranked #1241 nationally out of nearly 25,000 high schools, with a score of 92.97, and ranked #131 out of 1,210 NYS high schools, the highest ranking for Rockland County.

In the April 2023 U.S. News & World Report - Pearl River High School ranked #835 nationally out of nearly 25,000 high schools, with a score of 95.28, and ranked #91 out of 1,198 NYS high schools, the highest ranking for Rockland County.

In the April 2022 U.S. News & World Report, Pearl River High School ranked #977 nationally out of nearly 18,000 high schools, with a score of 94.52, and ranked #98 out of 1,212 NYS high schools, the highest ranking in Rockland County. 

In the April 2021 U.S. News & World Report, Pearl River High School ranked #1195 nationally out of 17,857 high schools, with a score of 93.31, and ranked #115 out of 1,266 NYS high schools, the 2nd highest ranking in Rockland County. 

NYS Rewards School for High Student Performance