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Tapestry Charter School

Charter | K-12 | 50 students

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Posted January 30, 2014

My daughter was part of the first graduating high school class. She loved the school! They had a great curriculum, the teachers were wonderful, engaging and caring. Mrs. Cathcart is the best administrator and the students still go back to visit her and the other teachers. My daughter is now a Senior at Buffalo State College. I loved the school even through its growing pains.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

This is a very good school, my daughter seems to be fill of joy every since she started this year as a freshman of this school.The teachers are very caring and is willing to help students with any subject,my daughter stays after school when she needs help with any subject..my daughter have changed she seems to be more happy...Thank You Tapestry!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

Tapestery is the most welcoming school,and sensitive to everybody's needs.There one on one as needed is fantastic and non judgmental.Thank you Tapestry for all you do for my granddaughter.She is now a 10th grader.Submitted by a grandmother.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

My children attend the elementary school. So far so good. This school has a lot to offer their students. I am noticing some diversity and other cultural programs, compared to charter schools like Buffalo United Charter school that does not provide anything for their students.Tapestry is an good school. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

Wonderful school, fantastic faculty and staff and great communication between school and parent. Could not be more pleased with my daughter's education to date.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

My daughter graduated from Tapestry High School in 2012. As a parent, I was pleased with the level of communication between school and home. I also was very happy with the opportunities my daughter had for growth both personally and academically. Tapestry takes a wonderful hands-on approach to education and involves students in learning both traditionally and in unique ways. They have a way of engaging students as part of the school community and as part of the greater general community. They are a socially conscious school and they promote the good of each student as well as the student body as a whole. Teachers are engaged and seem genuinely interested in the students success, and often go above and beyond what would be expected. The administration is definitely involved as part of the school team as well, and they are responsive to parent inquiries. After several moves, the school finally settled in a permanent location in a very accessible area of North Buffalo and the facilities are clean, efficient, and modernized. I would highly recommend this high school to anyone looking for a place where students truly have an opportunity to prepare for future success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2012

This is the 4th year that I've been teaching high school science at Tapestry. Prior to my position at this school, I had experience teaching in 3 other local middle and high schools as well as dozens of observations at other local area high schools. Tapestry has been by far the most impressive school I've been a part of. The administrators are very understanding and flexible and they too attend the frequent professional development sessions. My fellow teachers and I put forth a great deal of effort to support each other and we take a great deal of pride in what we accomplish with our students. We strive for excellence in every single student. And the students, who come from every walk of life across the entire city, all learn and grow together, helping each other out and becoming more like family by the time that they graduate together. A quick write up such as this can not do justice to the magnificence of the whole learning community. Tapestry is truly a great place to be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2012

My son is in 6th grade, and this is his first year in Tapestry. The philosophy of this school really promotes creativity and independent thinking, a far cry from the rote learning and focus on test prep that I've seen in a lot of other schools. There is a strong focus on community, and a culture of openness, trust, and individuality woven into a solid academic program. Tapestry seems ideal for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

We have 3 children at Tapestry. Our eldest is in 10th grade. We are extemely impressed with education he receives - especially those taken at the end of each trimester used to be sure every student has accomplished their targeted goals. Our twins, who are in k/1 class, are excelling. This school is an expeditionary learning experience. Today our son (age 6) was one of the tour guides for an event at the school meant to educate politicians, and parents about our charter school. He was well mannered and articulate. We are happy to take some of the credit for that but the remainder of the credit belongs to all the teachers in the school. We love Tapestry!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

2 of my children attend this wonderful school and I cannot say enough about the teachers, the principal and the couselors. They are all dedicated, hard working and great examples for our children. I feel my kids are getting a great education and having a wonderful high school experience. My daughter just left for London this morning on a school trip!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I attend the high school & since I've gone here, my grades have gotten better and my bank of knowledge has grown as well
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

great school, with fantastic teachers and students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers are great, and the children are really challenged. The sense of community that the school fosters is another great thing about Tapestry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

tapestry is sweet! all the techers are real nice, and the students are too! plus, there ain't too much homework, cuz i ain't got time for all that, i got a life, and most kids do too, duh. the techers are really cool, and they really pay attention to you. plus it got college classes senior year, which alot of schools don't got. tapestry is the best school in buffalo!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2009

By far the best school any of my children have ever attended, both public and private. I have never experienced such a dedicated faculty, a visionary leadership, and a caring community. The academics are rigorous, yet teachers clearly address the individual learning styles of every student. I particularly love the expeditionary learning model of education that begins in the middle school, and the infusion of the arts into the entire academic program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

As a parent of a junior at Tapestry I kind of feel bad for sending my son there. With a school connected with the Bill Gates Foundation, I thought it would be better. He's stuck in the basement sharing a locker. They have a couple books. Come on Bill Gates. Give Tapestry Charter High School a home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

Hi I am the parent of a 1st yr high school student . So far I am very pleased to have my child and my family as a part of Tapestry school . Thank you to the staff for caring for the childern of Buffalo and there education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

It's our first year at the school and I continue to be impressed with the depth of learning. As an example, I was admiring my son's painting and I was asking about it. 'What's this? A stream?' 'Oh mom, it's a river, like the one in the Rousseau we were learning about.' He was 5 when he was learning this! The emphasis on the arts is so welcome and such a great base for all other branches of learning. A great place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

This school is hard to get in to but once your child does you wont be disappointed , from the programs to the staff your children are treated as part of the family, no hanky panky behind the scenes. everyone is respected including the children, I think this is a wonderful school my daughter just loves it. i'm very pleased with everyone at this school, administration is just great not what i found to be true at other charter schools, constant learning and embracement of my childs background as an african american
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2006

this school is awesome , cant beleive the staff they are just wonderful. This is a wonderful place for children to learn with a wonderful concept on what a Charter School should be
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
73%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 30% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
42%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 30% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 33% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students32%
Female39%
Male25%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students32%
Female27%
Male37%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant32%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students24%
Female40%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Math

All Students20%
Female30%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students20%
Female16%
Male22%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities10%
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students20%
Female23%
Male19%
African American4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities10%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students30%
Female48%
Male15%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities8%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students16%
Female30%
Male4%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities8%
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students20%
Female30%
Male9%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students32%
Female40%
Male27%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students12%
Female10%
Male13%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Science

All Students72%
Female60%
Male80%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
60%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%
Global History and Geography

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%
Integrated Algebra

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
39%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
43%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

29 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
U.S. History and Government

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students39%
Female40%
Malen/a
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%

Chemistry

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

Earth Science

All Students48%
Female42%
Male55%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

English

All Students67%
Female68%
Male64%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities14%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Geometry

All Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Global History and Geography

All Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities29%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Integrated Algebra

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities45%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Living Environment

All Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities38%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

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 Students80%
Female79%
Male84%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities56%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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
Black 2 52% 19%
White 2 38% 48%
Hispanic 2 6% 23%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 54%N/A49%
Male 46%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 149%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

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Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 8%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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Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • EXECUTIVE MS. JOY PEPPER
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • squash
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
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