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Babylon Junior Senior High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 823 students

 
 

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Posted April 15, 2014

I DO NOT RECOMMEND this school for high school.. Especially for a student who wants to be more than average and actually contribute positivity to the world. You are putting yourself at high risk of failure in life. Every student is cruel, and does not care about one another. Each teacher does not care about their students. Don't bother.


Posted May 20, 2012

The school itself is wonderful. Grades 9 through 12 are generally all very close and caring for each other. In, mostly 7th and 8th, the kids are "cliquey". When the children end up growing out of that phase everyone's just nice with each other. The teachers try to teach as best as they can, not to say that their aren't a few that fall through the cracks, but for the most part they teach well and make sure the students stay focused. I saw that there was a previous post about how the principle isn't involved and what-not, I agree Mr. Visbal wasn't a good principle, but this year we have gotten a new principle, Mr. Cirone and he is wonderful. He is involved with absolutely everything, he knows every student by name and he's very easy to get along with and tries to suit the needs of the students as best he can.


Posted December 9, 2011

This school is bad. i hate it and it is way too small. out of the 10 teachers i have, i like ONE. the academics is bad and they give no good oppurtunitys to those who excell. it is WAY to small for the people that go there and i am hopeing to go somehwere else. way to cliquey and not very good. the teachers are rude and have NO RESPECt.


Posted October 8, 2010

This school needs some improvements made, 1st a principal that cares what is going on in the building instead of just sitting in his office. Next if you make a dress code it should be abided by not just put on paper. Last, maybe they should take notes from the grade school and work on the character in the building. This year is Mr. Visbal's last year, maybe we get a principal that cares about the school and not the money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2010

Horrible, detestable service in NUMEROUS programs the school offers. For example, the summer school of year 2010, offered NO transportation and the school could no longer afford it so the summer school was in other far off towns...again the school offered NO TRANSPORTATION. Also, on several occasions I've attempted to get in contact with the principal in regards to a mistake the school made on my childs credits, and the principal avoided me. I pity the students and staff of this decrepit school system known as BHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

School is just OK. Lack of disipline. Very cliquey...Not a lot of academic choices. Teachers are overwhelmed with teaching 7-12 rather than just H.S. students. My child has been exposed to too much too quickly as a 7th grader becaue of the mix of Jr/Sr kids..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

Great school It has heart. You will find truly amazing athletes here as well
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2008

I have been a student and/or a parent in this school distict for over 43 years. The academic programs offered are diverse and if you seek it out, you will find what you are looking for. Some sports teams get more attention than others and the 'no-cut' rule in the lower grades, 7th & 8th, do not teach the children about the real world. getting cut only makes you want to strive to be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

i am an 8th grader here and this school is anoying becasue there arent many kids there so u only know a limited amout of people , however the education is good but we stink at sports because of our stupid no cut rules for the 7th and 8th graders
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2006

I graduated from this school in 2002 after moving into the area before my sophomore year. Yes it is somewhat crowded with grades 7-12 there, but it is a great school for academics, has a wide variety of extracurriculars and the administration really doesn't allow for any riots to start. You can complain about certain teams being forced to the other nearby schools, but this is a great, safe school to send your kids to.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 22, 2005

I believe Babylon Junior/Senior High School is a good school however, you must stay involved with your child because even though this school is small your child can 'fall between the cracks' if you do not know what your childs weaknesses are. I also think this school focuses too much on athletics allowing kids to skip last periods to go to games or meets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2005

Because it is a small school, it seems somewhat limited in advanced courses that are offered. The school has a lot of extracurricular activities to choose from.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 29, 2005

Though i think that this is a great school, it needs alot more space for the amount of students there. I know that babylon is a small town and space is limmited, but it is rediculous. The pick-ups are horrid, crowded, and someone will get killed. The offerings for the school are also a bit limited. I think the acidemics are fine, but the things like water fountians, ect need to be fixed. The feild space is horrible, it is aful that kids have to go the the elementary schools for socer, volleyball, ect, while most boy sports are kept at the high school itself. If the want sports, why should the kids have to go somewhere else. in particular, this seasons volleyball vs basketball, why did girls volleyball get kicked to the little little k-2 school, because the big high school had no room. UGH.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%
Earth Science

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Global History and Geography

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%
Integrated Algebra

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
67%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female80%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant73%

Earth Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

English

All Students91%
Female97%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Geometry

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Global History and Geography

All Students79%
Female75%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities43%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Integrated Algebra

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities87%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Living Environment

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities82%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Physics

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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 84% 48%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Black 1 4% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 72%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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50 Railroad Ave
Babylon, NY 11702
Phone: (631) 893-7920

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