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South Park High School

Public | 9-12 | 773 students

 

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Posted July 11, 2012

former student now parent of student loved school when i attended glad when my child wanted to attend ,sorry i let them .asst. principle overpaid and more worried about showing authority than students education


Posted March 17, 2012

I am a former student from SPHS. It was a geeat school when i attended despite all the bad publicity. Now I am glad to say my daughter attends. She is an honor student. She is having the time of her life with all the extra-curricular activities. The principal is doing a phenominal job. The teachers and their involvement are to be commended. I look forward to seeing my daughter graduate and furthering her education. SPHS has changed guite a bit since I was there, but with the help from teachers and their great principal, I see great things coming from South Park.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2010

This school has got to be one of the best best schools around..people say that southpark is a horrible school but its really not.The teachers in this school are amazing they like to push students to graduate and thats what schools need but other than that there are alot of great that go there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2009

This school has gotten a bad wrap.Usually from people who never attended or bothered to find out what South Park had to offer.I went them and Iam defintley considering sending my son and daughter there.They didn'y only do a overhaul of the building but also education wise.This is a school that's got alot of potential and a lot to offer and its worth it.Usually the people that bad mouth this school never went there.You wont here it from the people that attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

I was a student at this school between 2001-2004 and i loved the teachers they were great and very good teachers. alot of people say alot of bad things about this school but it is a very nice school
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
0%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
11%
Earth Science

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
33%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
13%
Global History and Geography

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

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
34%
Integrated Algebra

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
27%
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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

28 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%
U.S. History and Government

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%
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 Students9%
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 English9%
Non-migrant9%

Chemistry

All Students0%
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 English0%
Non-migrant0%

Earth Science

All Students49%
Female35%
Male63%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities58%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

English

All Students52%
Female59%
Male46%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities22%
General population64%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Geometry

All Students22%
Female20%
Male23%
African American5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities10%
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Global History and Geography

All Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities25%
General population44%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Integrated Algebra

All Students39%
Female39%
Male40%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities21%
General population46%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Living Environment

All Students45%
Female39%
Male52%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities20%
General population53%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
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 Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students50%
Female49%
Male53%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities20%
General population62%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
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 2 55% 48%
Black 2 23% 19%
Hispanic 1 18% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 26%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 263%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 37%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MS. THERESA SCHUTA

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150 Southside Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14220
Phone: (716) 816-3868

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