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Western New York Maritime Charter School

Charter | 9-12 | 313 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $62,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $650.

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Posted June 16, 2013

I've had 2 children at Maritime and am very pleased. The leadership program is an excellent way to build character. The teachers were very accessible and worked so hard to help the kids connect. I love seeing them in the Navy uniform. It helped my child to focus on school. Lots of tutoring available for remediation and Regents preparation classes. I'm impressed by the opportunities to advance in JROTC rank or play sports or just go to school in a safe, clean, orderly and positive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

if you are looking for a school for your child that will be challenging for them come and see Maritime. Not only is the school strong in leadership from the principal on the admen. staff but the teacher are some of the best you will ever meet. My son was a freshmen this year and he loves it. The staff is wonderful and care about the student and go above and beyond any school around. I was not sure if a charter school could compare to a privite or public school but for for my son i could not have pick a better school. The students are great too. If you want a see the school watch for a open house you will be surprized. Just so you know my son did the rating for the school and i agree with him come and see for yourself
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2009

I think that maritime charter school is a great place for me to go because i think the teachers in perforimg arts can teach but they dont have the rite things i need to focus on and get me to pass and its always a distrations here thank you for your patience
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

We are working hard every day to help create young adults who are inspired to be leaders, to be responsible for their actions and to feel confident that they can be successful in life.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 19, 2007

Wonderful school to learn leadership and discipline. Uniforms are crisp and they look like young adults. Not enough parental involvement.


Posted November 29, 2007

Teachers are great and caring. Very helpful to students who need extra help. Students learn leadership. Discipline is taken care of immediately and students who do not want to follow rule and do good end up leaving. Greatest school around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

The school is the best thing for kids who want to learn. Uniforms are great, all schools should have uniforms, there would be less troubles. Need more parents to get involved with the PTSA. Need more clubs after school !Greatest school ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

The greatest school for a teen to be in. Need more parents to care and help out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

Greatest school around. Teachers helpful. Parents involvement the worse. I am PTSA President, and am trying to get more parents involved.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
8%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%
Earth Science

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

7 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%
Global History and Geography

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%
Integrated Algebra

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%
Living Environment

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%
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 Students65%
Femalen/a
Male67%
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%
Not migrant65%

Chemistry

All Students28%
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 population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Not migrant28%

Earth Science

All Students84%
Female73%
Male89%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

English

All Students47%
Female42%
Male50%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities29%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%

Geometry

All Students54%
Female33%
Male68%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%

Global History and Geography

All Students60%
Female56%
Male65%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities48%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Integrated Algebra

All Students82%
Female76%
Male86%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities67%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Living Environment

All Students72%
Female68%
Male75%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities54%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

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
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities50%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 62% 19%
Hispanic 1 18% 23%
White 1 16% 48%
Two or more races 2 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 139%N/A49%
Male 161%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 275%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 13%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 3%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. LAWRENCE W. ASTYK

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Lacrosse
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