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Kenmore West Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1363 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted January 15, 2014

School learning programs based more on passing a test than actually teaching the kids something new. Inalienable rights are being restricted, overall i feel Ken. West could use new teachers and the rumor of west and east combining is absurd.... If it happens my son repeatedly claims he will drop out... Although the school has an outstanding number of clubs and extra curricular activities and a great atmosphere Kenmore west is failing kids based on the tedious work they refuse to use
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

My daughter had some wonderful teachers who helped her during a difficult time when her father became ill. The school has a diverse student population, many sports and clubs, and overall a great atmosphere. I would say that one teacher Mr. Conrad spoiled the school getting 5 stars. He has no business being a teacher as he does not care about the students or their future. I hope he is removed as a teacher. Now I have to worry about my son who will be a freshman in the fall getting him as a teacher. I will object and have him moved out of his class. But like the old saying goes there is always a bad apple in the bunch. Otherwise I love Ken West!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

A very high quality and safe school environment that really lets kids grow and shine in the areas they choose. Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2008

school not diverse too strict very harf
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 1, 2007

I think attending this school has made a great improvement in my studies and social life. I would like to thank the staff for such a great learning environment. Thank you very much.
—Submitted by a student


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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 64% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%
Earth Science

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

340 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

318 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

360 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%
Global History and Geography

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

405 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Algebra

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
73%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%
U.S. History and Government

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
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 Students50%
Students with disabilities36%
General population51%

Chemistry

All Students91%
Students with disabilities100%
General population91%

Earth Science

All Students67%
Students with disabilities55%
General population70%

English

All Students89%
Students with disabilities64%
General population94%

Geometry

All Students66%
Students with disabilities51%
General population67%

Global History and Geography

All Students83%
Students with disabilities53%
General population88%

Integrated Algebra

All Students84%
Students with disabilities67%
General population89%

Living Environment

All Students92%
Students with disabilities75%
General population96%

Physics

All Students91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
Students with disabilities71%
General population94%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
White 86% 48%
Black 6% 19%
Hispanic 5% 23%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 7%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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