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Onteora High School

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Posted February 5, 2014

This is a decent school in an area that is losing population. Unfortunately, the district tore the K-6 schools apart for political reasons creating two K-3 schools and one 4-6 school and now elementary students are scattered across a very large geographic area. The result is that families may have students as little as a grade apart in two schools or may even have kids in three schools that are nowhere near each other. It is very difficult to pick children up since they are so far apart and the bus rides are long. Once they get to 7th grade it consolidates but any parent who wants easy access to their children should think long and hard about moving to this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

My school that I go to isn't very good. The teachers can be rude and the students are very stuck up and stubborn and can be rude towards people. The students are start rumors a lot and can bring you down easily. There are a lot of pot heads as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2013

I came here as a transfer student into 11th grade from a private school. At Onteora, I found so many different options, rigorous yet rewarding ap classes and guidance councilors and teachers that took the time to organize and catch me up on the classes that I had missed at private school. Of course Onteora has its flaws, as it is well underfunded, but it has an amazing staff that is so dedicated and passionate, who care about you and your academic career. This school may look dated and unsuccessful on the outside, but if apply yourself, and care about your grades you can really achieve a lot. This year, I'm graduating and going to one of the top schools in the country, and I know I couldn't have done it with the amazing teachers who inspired and helped me at Onteora.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2012

The school offers challenging classes with excellent teachers. They have a strong art and music program and offer a wide variety of sports and extra-curricular activities. Bullying is close to non-existant and the administration is doing a lot to make a positive environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2012

I graduated from Onteora and went on to major in engineering at a top-ranked university. I found, in college, that I was seriously behind other students academically because Onteora's curriculum was not rigorous enough. I think for a small country high school, they try hard, but this school simply can't compete with better national high schools. I ended up graduating from that great college but it was not without significant effort on my part to catch up to what my secondary education did not provide.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2011

I believe this school does about the best it can, we have some ad teachers, but we have some great ones. We have good art and music programs, among other things and bullying truly isn't a huge problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2009

This school needs to stop the bullying and enforce it's rules better. To many students get away with too much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

This school needs better discipline. The kids get away with way too much there.


Posted November 10, 2007

The school is ok but doesn't have enough school activities to help the kids feel a sense togetherness of belonging...
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 29, 2004

I feel this school needs more teachers and a bigger building. There isnt enough there for the students. some other schools have amaizing art and keyboarding programs yet, Onteora doesnt have those for the students. they need a bigger variety. this will also help them get into a better college if they have elective skills.
—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 66% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%
Earth Science

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
Global History and Geography

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
Integrated Algebra

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant96%

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Earth Science

All Students70%
Female64%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities17%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

English

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities67%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Geometry

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Global History and Geography

All Students78%
Female73%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities67%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Integrated Algebra

All Students92%
Female89%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities80%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Living Environment

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities72%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Physics

All Students61%
Femalen/a
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant61%

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities66%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 91% 48%
Hispanic 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Black 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 226%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 18%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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4166 Rt 28
Boiceville, NY 12412
Phone: (845) 657-2373

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