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Rondout Valley High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 711 students

 
 

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Posted May 18, 2013

This high school school has a wonderful teaching staff. The highlights are music (both band and chorus), ceramics and photography, Science Research, and the math department. I think the school is very successful judging by student achievement. The principal is lacking in communication skills, leadership, and discipline. enforcement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

This school seems to approach a more do-it-yourself attitude, the students are lest to for the most part teach themselves, and also fend for themselves against the gang violence that has plauged the school for a while now. The failure rate is above state average, but the ones that excell are very intelligent capable at being the next person to find the cure for AIDS or athletes foot or something to that effect. The school has a cheap administration that believes that money is best left unused unless it's for something like hiring the occasional security detail of local thugs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

As in any school the instructors are uneven. There are some great teachers but incompetence is the norm. There is a wide range in the motivation and abilities of the students which is to be expected in a public school, but the administration has really chosen to strive for mediocracy. Great music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

I went to rondout valley high and the staff were well educated and very good at their profession. The principals are currently quite inneficient and uninformed about their school but all in all the school is a good institution of learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2008

I LOVE RONDOUT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!! Since i am soon becoming a new addition to the high school, i look forward to a great 4 years. Its a good school if you pay attention in class but if you dont its just going to make things worse for you. Although some kids and parents dislike this school but it's really not that bad. The staff and teachers are amazing in the middle school and i'm pretty sure the high school staff is too. ~Ashley
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2008

My daughter's life was in danger when she attended Rondout Valley High School because of a gang there after her and all I got from them was the run around. That school district definitely favors certain students while others get treated like they're nothing. I was lied to often by those working there and they were serious matters too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

I am a dissapointed parent of a Rondout Student. In my opinion, I feel the following statements: The teachers seem for the most part disinterested, there are a few that excel. The principles have not taken an active role. There is a lot of favoritism in this school. My son was dyslexic and the teachers never picked up any difficulty. I had him tested in 4th grade, up until that time I was assured by the teachers he was just a lazy student.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students85%
Female91%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Chemistry

All Students72%
Female75%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Earth Science

All Students68%
Female63%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities36%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

English

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities34%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Geometry

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Global History and Geography

All Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities25%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Integrated Algebra

All Students58%
Female67%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities21%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Living Environment

All Students79%
Female80%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities41%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

Physics

All Students53%
Female59%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%

U.S. History and Government

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities42%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 90% 48%
Hispanic 2 6% 23%
Black 1 2% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 25%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Accord, NY 12404
Phone: (845) 687-2400

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