Rockland County is the southernmost county on the west side of the Hudson River in the U.S. state of New York, part of the New York City metropolitan statistical area. It is a suburb of New York City that is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the Bronx at their closest points. The county's population, as of the 2020 United States Census, is 338,329, making it the third-most densely populated county outside New York City within New York (after Nassau and neighboring Westchester Counties, respectively). The county seat is New City. Rockland County is accessible via the New York State Thruway, which crosses the Hudson to Westchester at the Tappan Zee Bridge ten exits up from the Bronx, as well as the Palisades Parkway five exits up from the George Washington Bridge. The county's name derives from "rocky land", as the area has been aptly described, largely due to the Hudson River Palisades.
Rockland County is the smallest county by area in New York outside New York City. It comprises five towns and nineteen incorporated villages, with numerous unincorporated villages (sixteen) and hamlets. Rockland County is designated as a Preserve America Community, and nearly a third of the county's area is parkland.
Rockland County has three private four-year colleges (Dominican College, Nyack College & St. Thomas Aquinas College), a state university community college (Rockland Community College), and a rapidly growing and diversified cultural arts programs. It's central location at the base of the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River makes it an ideal location in which to live, work, and learn, as well as a geographically vital area through which the New York Thruway, Palisades Interstate Parkway, and other essential arteries run.
East Ramapo Central School District
East Ramapo Central School District is a school district in Ramapo, New York, United States. It is headquartered in the Senator Eugene Levy Dr. Jack R. Anderson Education Center.
The school district, which is the largest school district in Rockland County, serves areas of eastern Town of Ramapo, and portions of the towns of Clarkstown and Haverstraw, including: Chestnut Ridge, Kaser, New Hempstead, New Square, Spring Valley which spans Ramapo and Clarkstown, and portions of Airmont, and Wesley Hills. The district also serves the hamlets of Hillcrest and Monsey and much of the hamlets of Nanuet, New City, and Viola. It also serves portions of the Village of Pomona which straddles the borders of Town of Ramapo and Town of Haverstraw.
The district lies just to the east and borders the Suffern Central School District (formerly Ramapo Central).
Spring Valley High School is one of two high schools within East Ramapo (the other being S.V.'s sister school, Ramapo High School).
The East Ramapo Central School District is located 30 miles northwest of New York City, in the center of Rockland County. East Ramapo is a middle-class suburban, predominantly residential community within commuting distance of the New York City, Westchester County, and northern New Jersey. The district's total area is 33 square miles, with an estimated 100,000 residents within its borders.
Spring Valley High School
Spring Valley High School was first located on Main Street (Route 45) in Spring Valley, New York. Around 1958, it became Spring Valley Junior High, and the new high school on Route 59 was opened. Honor students were enlisted to make the transition as smoothly as possible. As the population in the area rose, Spring Valley Junior High School and Spring Valley Senior High School were built (Spring Valley Junior High School being located in present-day Chestnut Ridge, New York and renamed "Chestnut Ridge Middle School", and Spring Valley Senior High School being located at its present-day address).
Spring Valley High School, serves grades 9 through 12, and has an enrollment of over 1,300 students.
The school's mascot is a Tiger.
Spring Valley High School offers a 200 course curriculum. Presently, this includes 16 Advanced Placement courses in the five major departments, as well as college credit courses offered through two universities. 45% or more of students taking AP exams score a "3" or better on average at Spring Valley.
Ms. Karen J. Pinel has been the principal of Spring Valley High School since September of 2010. The assistant Principals are Dr. Dionne Olamiju, Ms. Madeline Paneto, Dr. Dara Monifa Tippitt. The Academic Standards Facilitator is Hope Savich.
Facilities at Spring Valley High School
- Synthetic Field Turf Football / Soccer Fields
- Brand New Outdoor Track
- 8 Outdoor Tennis Courts
- Softball Field
- 2 Gymnasiums
- 1 for Boys & Girls Basketball
- 1 for Boys & Girls Volleyball
- Weight Room
- Full Auditorium for both Fall and Spring Plays
- Computer networking through the school including video conferencing.
- Internet access and 5:1 student computer ratio.
- One TV, and two sound studios.
- A library media center with more than 20,000 volumes.
About Spring Valley High School
- Spring Valley's Key Club is one of the most respected high school service organizations anywhere. It was ranked "Best in the World" six times during the 1990s and continues to win countless awards.
- The Spring Valley Debate Team is consistently ranked among the top 5 in The Rockland County Championships.
- Spring Valley's (and East Ramapo's) co-educational athletic program involves almost every sport imaginable, with 22 separate teams. In fact 9 of East Ramapo's athletic teams were recognized as scholar athletes by New York State, for having a composite grade point average of 90% or better.
- The Macrobiotics program has received both newspaper and television coverage.
- Intel Science Talent Research Semi-Finalist and Ron Brown Finalist.
- Spring Valley ranked in the top 10 Science Olympiad for the region.