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Kenmore West Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1363 students

 
 

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3 stars

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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 66% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%
Earth Science

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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 74% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%
Global History and Geography

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

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Algebra

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

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 77% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 80% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
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 Students51%
Female54%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities40%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant51%

Chemistry

All Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant66%

Earth Science

All Students70%
Female61%
Male78%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities55%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

English

All Students93%
Female97%
Male91%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities71%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Geometry

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities55%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Global History and Geography

All Students81%
Female80%
Male80%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities55%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Integrated Algebra

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities71%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Living Environment

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities65%
General population96%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Physics

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

U.S. History and Government

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 86% 48%
Black 2 6% 19%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 134%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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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