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Bolivar Richburg Junior Senior High School

Public | 6-12 | 437 students

 

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Posted May 4, 2008

as far as education great but if you come from another school they will use any excuse to get you removed and sent back. Even things that are not school related and if you are sexually different you will have a hard time there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

I love B-R! It's a great size, with many great teachers. They can offer you help in more than just their subject. The sports rock! You can play just about everything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2005

This is the best school. I wouldn't send my chldren anywhere else. They helped my child so much in everything and everyone that works there are terrific people.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 18, 2005

The academic programs are about average to the surrounding areas. All large sports are available and music programs include orchestra, band, choir, jazz band, and acapella choir.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2004

This school has a beautiful campus with many new additions and/or renovations to the sports complex etc. However, I don't think that either the school or the community is taking full advantage of these facilities. I feel like we have wonderful and dedicated teachers, but the administration is still recovering from recent changes and losses. I think that parents in the community are not involved enough at the high school level. Every parent goes to their children's sporting events but that's where it ends. We would benefit our children greatly by being further involved on all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I believe to teach you need compassion, kindness, and understanding. There are alot of teachers here at this school who are lacking all three. I wish they would prioritize their positions.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
64%
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 29% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%
Earth Science

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
75%
Global History and Geography

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%
Integrated Algebra

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

6 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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students53%
Female57%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Earth Science

All Students70%
Female59%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

English

All Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Geometry

All Students88%
Female88%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Global History and Geography

All Students71%
Female66%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities29%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Integrated Algebra

All Students91%
Female94%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Living Environment

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Physics

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
Female100%
Male101%
African Americann/a
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%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 97% 48%
Black 1 1% 19%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 252%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 13%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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100 School St
Bolivar, NY 14715
Phone: (585) 928-2561

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