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Lawrence Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 960 students

 

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Posted September 21, 2012

This is the greatest school ! My grandparent , my parents , my children and myself are all products of Lawrence - I also switched them out and put them back in - I buckled and listened to my peers , instead of goin with my gut! When goin to college fairs Colleges roll out the red carpet when they hear you are from Lawrence - Lawrence is the real world , diverse , but the kids LOVE IT and the parents should learn from the kids - The other great thing about Lawrence is the young foward thinking teachers and administrators GO TORNADOES !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

I have two daughters in Lawrence High School. Excellent teachers, Music program, and Art program. Just unfortunate that lots of activities has been reduced due to budget and because of some private school. This is the only school who provides education for special needs kids around. The principals and teachers in all the schools were always open to hear the parents point of view. The high school principal. He is a warm, caring man, who really loves and cares for his students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

This school is fabulous. All of the news on the racial and religious conflicts are not felt inside of the classroom. Each student has a chance to be something special and wonderful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 31, 2008

Lawrence is a great school. There are so many activities you can join and we have a large diversity
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2007

This School Is Excellent.Personally I Love This School.It Is One Of The Best Schools I've Attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2006

Without support from the community the school is having a hard time providing services to special needs children that really need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I agree with the comment that is on the site already. Both my children have had a great education in the Lawrence Public Schools. As in any school, there have been some bad apples, but I feel that overall my children have had the best a school can offer. Both of my kids were on Varsity soccer teams throughout high school,had band and orchestra participation through high school and participation in other clubs.The principals and teachers in all the schools were always open to hear the parents point of view. Especially the high school principal. He is a warm, caring man, who really cares for his kids. This is especially evident at the graduation ceremony where he speaks about that particular graduating class. He always finds the positive to speak about. Sure, there have been bumps in the road, but I thank all the people who helped my children achieve their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I am not a parent but a student at this school. I feel the quality in the academics offered is wonderful and there is a wide array of extra curricular activities for students to participate in. New actions have been taken to furthermore ensure student safety and this school year will begin the new order of student ids. Most students don't like the idea of being tagged but I believe the faculty is doing it in the best interest of the students.


Posted August 10, 2003

My son just graduated from Lawrence High School and I feel this school has a lot to offer its students. It is run by a caring principal and has some of the highest quality teachers on Long Island. The students can choose from an extremely wide variety of electives, college courses and AP courses. Extra help is at the students' fingertips, as teachers avail themselves before school, after school, lunchtime, or during free periods. There is weekend school prior to midterms and finals/regents. There are extensive music and art classes. The marcing band has twice been invited to Disney and also participates in the NYC Columbus Day Parade each year. The teachers and administrators truly care about each child. Despite recent financial problems, children's programs were not touched. Extensive Special Education Department as well. Tremendous sports school, especially football. The students of Lawrence High have gotten into the nation's finest colleges, Harvard, Yale, GW, Princeton, University of Pa., Stamford, Georgetown, Univ. of Michigan, Lehigh, Brown, NYU,etc. This shows that the school has done its job. It is a multi-cultural school and has a substantial minority population. Overall, it was a great experience for my son.
—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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%
Earth Science

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
Global History and Geography

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Integrated Algebra

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
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%
Female70%
Male59%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Chemistry

All Students55%
Female56%
Male56%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%

Earth Science

All Students51%
Female49%
Male51%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities11%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

English

All Students75%
Female81%
Male71%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities37%
General population83%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Geometry

All Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities36%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%

Global History and Geography

All Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities40%
General population74%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

Integrated Algebra

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities57%
General population84%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Living Environment

All Students69%
Female72%
Male67%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities31%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

Physics

All Students70%
Female62%
Male76%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

U.S. History and Government

All Students81%
Female81%
Male84%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities61%
General population84%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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
Hispanic 1 34% 23%
White 2 33% 48%
Black 1 26% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 7% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 236%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 55%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • DR. JENNIFER LAGNADO

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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2 Reilly Rd
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
Phone: (516) 295-8000

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