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 975 students.   

Pearl River High School Profile

Highlights of the Class of 2021

Overall:
- 98% Graduation Rate*
- 100% earned New York State Regents diplomas*
- 78% earned Advanced Regents diplomas* 
           *Data includes both in-district & out-of-district students
- 96% continued on to college, university, or technical school
- 85.5% are attending four-year colleges
- 14% are attending two-year colleges
- 0.5% are entering the military

* Includes both in and out-of-district students.

SAT Scores: 
70% of seniors took the SAT exam
Mean SAT Total Score:  1215
Mean Math Score:  606
Mean Reading & Writing Score:  609

Advanced Placement (College Level) Courses/Exams**: 
143 AP exams were taken in 12 subjects
93% received a passing score of ‘3’ or higher

** Students taking AP courses are required to take the exam, however these numbers are lower due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Scholar Athletes***:
- 17 out of 19 varsity teams were named NYS Scholar Athlete Teams with team GPA average of 90 or better. 
- Two (2) seniors were named Journal News Scholar Athletes of the Week 

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

Other Distinctions:
- 5 Students earned the NYS seal of Biliteracy
- 95% 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 8 years.  

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