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Sweet Home Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1178 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 24, 2013

Overrated. Although the school does have excellent programs academically and socially, it's far from the best school in the area. Students are given too much freedom and rules are not consistently enforced. The principal is very ineffective and lacks leadership. Even the building itself is very bland with white walls everywhere and even makes the teachers work in cubicles. It's a shame because this school and district has a lot of the tools needed to be tops in the area, but lacks the building leadership to do so.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 31, 2010

i love the school for my kids i have 3 kids in there they told me they love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

As a student here at Sweet Home i think that this is a great school. We have excellent sports programs and the teachers are the nicest around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2009

I truely and honestly believe that the teachers are intellegent and outgoing to be helpful in my learning expiriences. There are so many opportunities in both the field of education and after school activites. I am proud to say that I go to Sweet Home High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2008

Coming from a present student,it was one of the most secure and well structured schools. Maybe some of the kids parents that gave bad reviews kids are just mess ups
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

The kids are a bad influence on my child who is new to the school and I have no choice but to move him to a different school in the area. The teachers did not see his potential and did not talk to him about his faltering grades because they were too busy. His GPA went from a 3.8 at our old school to a 2.1 at Sweet Home.


Posted May 22, 2008

if you want a school that let speecher ed teachers mack lies up and licen to other studens lie about an other student you have found the right school if you do not you should not sean your kid to this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2007

Past graduate in 06 and highly recommend this school. I received a great education from them.


Posted May 25, 2005

I really liked the teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 31, 2004

I go to Sweet Home High right now and even though some kids say to other kids they hate it there I know deep down they really do like it and would hate even more to leave! It really is a great school the faculty and staff are so much fun and the superintendent Mr. Hicks is amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2003

I am the proud parent of three Sweet Home High School graduates, all of whom were accepted at the universities of their choice (two have graduated from college one still attending). This school system provides a stable and solid learning environment which prepares the students for college studies. I have recommended this system to friends and relatives. Currently I have two nieces attending Sweet Home. This school district is highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Great parental,teacher and principal involvement and communications. Most students very respectful of ethnic backrounds. Wouldn't send my children anywhere else. Thank you for all your caring ways and going that 'extra mile.'
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Earth Science

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%
Global History and Geography

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%
Integrated Algebra

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant78%

Chemistry

All Students75%
Female80%
Male69%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant75%

Earth Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities18%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

English

All Students89%
Female94%
Male86%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities64%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Geometry

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Integrated Algebra

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities52%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Living Environment

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities35%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Physics

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

U.S. History and Government

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities60%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 1 74% 48%
Black 2 17% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 135%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 10%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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1901 Sweet Home Rd
Amherst, NY 14228
Phone: (716) 250-1203

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