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Centereach High School

Public | 9-12 | 1641 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 1, 2011

As with anything in life, you reap what you sow...the effort you put into something directly correlates with what you receive and achieve. Education is no different. Every school has its challenges and every child faces his or her own issues. It is up to every parent to advocate for his/ her children and support educational efforts. If the parents are involved and value education the children are more likely to be successful. Students who have parents who support their education and are on top of things are more motivated to put forth the effort to succeed. The school needs to provide a safe place for learning to occur and the teachers need to provide challenging, relevant lessons to teach the curricula to meet NYS standards. But we can't do it alone. The students have to want it and that desire does not happen by itself.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 14, 2011

This school is really bad ancient desks and lunch tables all from 1975 when my parents went to school pretty sad and embarrasing how i sit in the same desks that my parents sat in 35 years ago. But what are you gonna do we go to Centereach =/
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2011

This school focuses more on sports, mostly the bad one such as the football team. the fencing team has won more than 25 county championships, is great for the kids to learn discipline, yet gets no attention. the football team hasn't won anything more than one game since 200! and yet, the school decides to put in a multi-million dollar turf football field with lights for night games. the fencing team is using equiptment from 1970!! The principal is doing an amazing job. The assistant principals are the worst, they dont know what theyre doing and they think suspending people is the best thing for them when they decide to do nothing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2010

It's a good school with great teachers and a great principle. The sports are also very good,excellent education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2009

It's a good school with great teachers and a great principle. The sports activities are fun but we aren't very good! Fights happen but less lately
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

I love Centereach High School because the teachers,guidence counselors and staff truly care about our childrens futures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

CHS is a decent school. Not the best and not the worst. The job gets done if your child is willing. You do have to stay ontop of things. The administration does not do for you, so you do have to push. Actually the administration is probably one of the worst I have seen in years. The kids do go to college but the work must be done by the parent. CHS is lacking more of the upper level classes (such as more college courses and the IB course). How can our children compete for college if the school doesn't have the same programs as other schools do? They do have enough after schho activities and the music program is fantastic. All in all the students do well as long as they have a strong parental support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

Centereach HS Is focused on the needs of their students, they offer extra curricular activities. I found that the teachers are dedicated and spend time working with the students on an individual basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

CHS doesn't have the most amazing programs. But it gets the job done. There are AP classes, band opportunities. Basically, the tools are there if your kid to do well if s/he wants to. The teachers are hit or miss. This isn't a school that holds anyone back. If your child wants to go to college, she can. But don't expect the administration to go out of its way to get you into the college of your dreams. Self-motivated kids need to design their challenging programs on their own, decide which SATs to take, and where to apply. Kids don't typically go ivy league from CHS but it does happen from the kids that want it to happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

Good teacher/student ratio. Would like to know more about class sizes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

A very effective school for preparing graduates for the work-feild, but maybe not college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 5, 2005

I think the administrators running this school are very unprofessional. They talk to parents with such disrespect, not to mention the students as well. They need to know, You get what you give. Children desrve respect just as much as the administrators and teachers. Some teachers in the school have problems keeping their classes orderly. They need lessons on how to be in control, not the students. They should listen to the students more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

The academic programs of 2005 are very good there are many electives and many AP class to choose from. The Arts program is extremely good the band and chorus recently competed in Florida and recieved all first place awards in every catergory. The sports are also very good, the local lacrosse division is very competitive, and the track team will in my opinion will be amazing with in the next two years. The school really tries to involve the students and has many fun activities like class competition in which each grade competes in fun events like musical chairs, grape fruit pass, and tricycle races.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2004

The teachers are the ones to help us kids understand and get a better education so we can succeed in life and hopefully go on to college. Parents should get more involved because this is the chance you have to guide your child in the right direction in life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2003

Had 2 boys go through this school. They received an excellent education. It takes a partnership of the parents and the teachers to make this work.
—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 64% in 2012.

328 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

243 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
66%
Earth Science

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

454 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

420 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

355 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Global History and Geography

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

498 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Integrated Algebra

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

304 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

196 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 79% in 2012.

419 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students81%
Students with disabilities41%
General population86%

English

All Students93%
Students with disabilities63%
General population97%

Geometry

All Students85%
Students with disabilities55%
General population85%

Global History and Geography

All Students81%
Students with disabilities39%
General population88%

Integrated Algebra

All Students49%
Students with disabilities33%
General population61%

Living Environment

All Students82%
Students with disabilities56%
General population88%

Physics

All Students80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students91%
Students with disabilities49%
General population97%
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 79% 48%
Hispanic 11% 23%
Asian 6% 9%
Black 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 77%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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14 43rd St
Centereach, NY 11720
Phone: (631) 285-8100

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