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Cheektowaga High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 659 students

 

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Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Great, loving staff. The other students there are questionable, though. Not the place to be if you really want to get the best education possible. The curriculum is okay, but not as thorough and challenging as it should be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2004

Need more strict enforcement of rules and dicipline among students. Teachers are good, but too many children per classroom. Parent involvement is low. Slightly overcrowed for the student population, needs more services available to students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%
Earth Science

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%
Global History and Geography

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Integrated Algebra

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%
U.S. History and Government

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
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 Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%

Chemistry

All Students70%
Female62%
Male80%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Earth Science

All Students75%
Female71%
Male80%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

English

All Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities29%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Geometry

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Global History and Geography

All Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities30%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Integrated Algebra

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities52%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Living Environment

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities27%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%

Physics

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

U.S. History and Government

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities57%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 1 62% 48%
Black 1 29% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 150%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 5%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)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition 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)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. SUSAN CAIN

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition 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)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

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3600 Union Rd
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Phone: (716) 686-3602

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