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South Park High School

Public | 9-12 | 773 students

 

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Posted February 2, 2013

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 February 27, 2011

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


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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 64% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
0%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

6 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
11%
Earth Science

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
33%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
13%
Global History and Geography

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
34%
Integrated Algebra

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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 78% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

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 79% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%
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 Students9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population17%

Earth Science

All Students59%
Students with disabilities25%
General population75%

English

All Students63%
Students with disabilities21%
General population73%

Geometry

All Students20%
Students with disabilities0%
General population26%

Global History and Geography

All Students48%
Students with disabilities28%
General population56%

Integrated Algebra

All Students32%
Students with disabilities14%
General population39%

Living Environment

All Students47%
Students with disabilities38%
General population49%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students64%
Students with disabilities36%
General population72%
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

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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 55% 48%
Black 23% 19%
Hispanic 18% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A43%
Source: 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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Buffalo, NY 14220
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