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Amityville Memorial High School

Public | 9-12 | 705 students

 

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Posted December 13, 2013

This school is the greatest school on earth. The teachers work hard and many of them spend afterschool hours helping students. The student body is close knit, and bullying isn't a huge issue. I loved going to this school because of its uniqueness in comparison to other schools on long island. It is predominately a black school, however almost every culture is represented. There are so many wonderful school events and activities. I was president of the class of 2013 and this school undoubtedly had the best impact on my life now as a college student. I loved it here I wish I could go back!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2013

I currently moved into the Massapequa area, but my school district is the Amityville district. In order to give the school a fair chance, I decided to ask for a walkthrough of the high school. My experience was horrible. A great school starts with great leadership and this school has NO LEADERSHIP. The Assistant Principal showed a great deal of disrespect to new parents. I was not only shocked but appalled at his comments. The staff was very friendly, but I was amazed to see the number of students walking in the hallways in comparison to the number students in the classrooms. There are no enforced dress code and conduct policies. It is very upsetting to see students in a beautifully kept environment with no type of formal education being provided. I was informed about the great Catholic Schools in the area from neighboring homes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

amityville memorial school is outstanding in many ways because of racial diversity, excellence in academics and no tolerance for illegal activity. the closest high school called massapequa high school is a horrible school that only cares about sports and has more illegal activity then learning if youre child is supposed to go there move to amityville school district trust me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2007

This is a great school. It is very diffrent than other schools. It has great afterschool activities such as sports, community service project clubs, and much more. This is a great school and i'm sure you'll love it as well as the kids.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 19, 2004

My school is the best place on earth. I love it. I mean the test scores may not say so, but the environment is the greatest. There is such a mixture of races and personalities that everyone is automatically accepted. I love this school and you should love it too!
—Submitted by a student


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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 64% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
71%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

263 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
35%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

333 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
60%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

256 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population70%

Earth Science

All Students51%
Students with disabilities30%
General population53%

English

All Students84%
Students with disabilities45%
General population89%

Geometry

All Students56%
Students with disabilities77%
General population54%

Global History and Geography

All Students57%
Students with disabilities33%
General population61%

Integrated Algebra

All Students50%
Students with disabilities50%
General population50%

Living Environment

All Students42%
Students with disabilities21%
General population48%

Physics

All Students89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population89%

U.S. History and Government

All Students82%
Students with disabilities59%
General population85%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 58% 19%
Hispanic 30% 23%
White 10% 48%
Asian 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 67%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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  • DR. MARY DEROSE

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250 Merrick Rd
Amityville, NY 11701
Phone: (631) 565-6100

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