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Amityville Memorial High School

Public | 10-12 | 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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About these ratings

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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Earth Science

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
71%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 74% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
35%
Global History and Geography

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%
Integrated Algebra

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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 77% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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 80% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students30%
Female33%
Male25%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%

Chemistry

All Students85%
Female84%
Male88%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Earth Science

All Students56%
Female49%
Male63%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

English

All Students69%
Female77%
Male61%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities46%
General population72%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

Geometry

All Students62%
Female63%
Male62%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Global History and Geography

All Students67%
Female71%
Male62%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities31%
General population70%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Integrated Algebra

All Students50%
Female66%
Male35%
African American52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities45%
General population52%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Living Environment

All Students45%
Female45%
Male44%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities18%
General population50%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Physics

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%

U.S. History and Government

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities36%
General population79%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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
Black 1 58% 19%
Hispanic 2 30% 23%
White 2 10% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 254%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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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School Leader's name
  • DR. MARY DEROSE

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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250 Merrick Rd
Amityville, NY 11701
Phone: (631) 565-6100

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