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Canandaigua Academy And Middle School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1254 students

 
 

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Posted June 13, 2014

I had two daughters that graduated from CA Academy and one that is a senior this year. All my three children have gone through the entire Canandaigua School system. I've been very happy with the quality of the teachers, instruction, commitment to character development and the facilities and administration. Over the past few years - as in with any NY Public School - the district has struggled with making ends meet financially. I do think that our district has fared better than most due to some very hard choices. The Music program and stellar - and beyond anything any other district can offer for miles and miles. I would highly recommend this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2010

I am a former student of Canandaigua Academy who found a family within the walls of the school. Though it is easy to fall into the wrong crowd in Canandaiuga, I consider myself lucky to have the gift of music; it brought me friends and expierences I'll never forget for the rest of my life. If you want your child to love high school and to be safe while doing it, encourage them to join band, orchestra or chorus if they do not play an instrument. There you will find the most nurturing and supportive students and faculty. Within the seclusive halls known as the music hall, your student feels seporated from the everyday high school drama and academic life; it's a place for laughter and song. Academics are OK. Don't do IB if you want a life or if you want to take classes that interest you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2010

Violence, drugs, vulgarity. Academics need to be improved. Music program is good, but the teachers need to change their attitude towards average students. Not friendly school. Special needs kids get their attention, that is good. The school has very good material base, computers and so on, library, sport and art/music equipment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

I have worked extensively with many departments at the school including Administration, Arts (Music Department), counseling and several others. I have always found an attitude of wanting to excel and do the best possible job for all involved. As noted in other reviews, the Music Department is absolutely incredible and is definitely in the top 50 in the country if not the top 10 - concerts are well attended by the community (not just the parents). I have a child with special needs and Academy and the district has always went above and beyond to meet my child's needs. My child is now a senior and the counseling leading up to this time regarding his post high school career has been excellent as he has already been accepted at four different schools and the counseling received was key to that happening. Overall, I would not send my children elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

If you want to expose your kids to drugs, administrators who don't work with you and sports athletes are allowed to break the rules especially the varsity football, then this would be a good choice for you. I have tried multilple times to get administrators to anwer my emails or phone calls about concerns and they never bother to answer. The latest superintendent is very rigid and runs things with a my way or the highway attitude. He has no compasion or understanding of how young minds work or need to be motivated. He strictly runs the school on a punative system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

School offers programming for serious academic student, (a small percentage take AP/IB). However, support for academically inclined students weak. Counselors seek to lower the bar - avoid student stress - don't communicate to students importance of challenging themselves in preparation for college. Selective college advising non-existent. Jr/Sr teachers also relatively unaware. Consequently, parents of academically serious students must be proactive early, understand college requirements, ensure child selects appropriate curriculum, activities & stays on target for top-tier colleges of choice. (Worked for us.) Huge emphasis on athletics. Good service club opportunitites. Excellent Performing Arts. Academic clubs seriously lacking. Have math club, newspaper, yearbook and an annual literature publication. But no history/govt/science/film/art/book clubs (no debate, Mock Trial, Model UN). Academically, Science, English, Math, Foreign Language departments perform weakly - see test results. However, Performing Arts (theater, vocal, instrumental) are highly selective & frankly, far superior. Big school; economically diverse population; truly challenging demographics!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2007

I am a student at Canandaigua Academy, and in 11th grade. I just wanted to say that Canandaigua City School District as a whole, is a awesome, we have many extra-curricular programs for parents and students of all ages. At CA all staff, believe in thier students, and know they have the ability to learn. Canandaigua Academy is just an astounding school, and hope other kids get a chance to experience CA. The districts web site is so easy to use for the student, staff, and parent communication. There is the Homework Hotline in which students and parents have the opportunity to view there assignment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2006

The high school is really great. If you want your child to excell in their academics,social,and physical enviroment then send them to canandaigua academy. I am a student here and I think that the teaching staff is wonderful if you have a question they don't put you on the spot they actually help you. They don't look at you on the outside they actually see you for who you are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2003

I am a former student and grandparent of present student. Have always been extremely pleased with quality of education at CA. Teacher and parent participation has always been exceptiional at every level.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

my child loves this school
—Submitted by a parent


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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 66% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
Earth Science

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Global History and Geography

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

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%
Integrated Algebra

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%
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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Chemistry

All Students83%
Female78%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Earth Science

All Students81%
Female77%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities61%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

English

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities32%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Global History and Geography

All Students80%
Female78%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities34%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Integrated Algebra

All Students91%
Female95%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities68%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Living Environment

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities58%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Physics

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Female95%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities57%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 94% 48%
Black 1 2% 19%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 115%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 12%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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435 East St
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: (585) 396-3800

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