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Chester Academy Middle High School

Public | 6-12 | 573 students

 
 

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Posted April 28, 2014

I'am a student who goes here, and I highly regret swapping to CA. This school ruined me. Don't go the staff is careless about students and makes the wrong calls. Teachers only help and socialize with A+ students. Ninety percent of students are all heartless people. Your child will suffer here only a few teachers really care. The school is also filled with druggies and sellers. I cant wait to swap schools this one is terrible. I am 16 years old in tenth grade and i highly hate it here.


Posted June 19, 2013

Chester Academy is just a less than decent school. I am a student of Chester Academy and it is NOT a good school. Teachers in this school have: lowered grades of students for "class-participation", and also highered other students grades for "class-participation". it is just who the teacher likes better and not how much the person participates. Another MAJOR problem that I have had with this school is that the teachers plug the grades into the computer and don't check the math. I personally have had to ask the staff to review my grades multiple times. On average the grade is off by 3-5 points, and on one occasion it was off by 18, that is an unacceptable error to make on a quarterly grade. So the teachers are usually sub-par, the principal is actually TERRIBLE and plays favorites, the classes offer no variety, and the events of the school year are best seen as unorganized, and overcomplicated wastes of time. It is not a good school


Posted May 2, 2012

This school is very poor. Some of the teachers are good and some aren t. They don t care if the student is learning or not. They only help good students, because these students don t need help if you know what I mean. The program is VERY poor as well. Not too many options or variety for kids to do extra-curricular activities. Furthermore, the main problem of this school is THE PRINCIPAL. In short, if she does not like your child, if your child is not a star the poor kid will have it very rough. She will be on their back all the time, like a hawk; Instead of helping your child will become a target, making their life miserable. I really regret having my kid in this school, I had the chance to register in Goshen High School but went for this school just for convenience. Goshen HS has a better program, more activities, more kids and a bigger budget, therefore better school. Do yourself a favor and don t send your kid to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I feel they have you childs best interest at heart and seem to know each student well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

This school like any other has its positive and negative aspects. I like that the students get one on one attention and rarely fall between the cracks like in many larger school districts. The teachers for the most are great and willing to offer extra help when needed. The staff is helpful and willing to help with anything needed, The principal sometimes leaves a lot to be desired with his cocky attitude. Class sizes are small and
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

This is a new school that has small class size, great teachers and high academic standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

My daughter just graduated from this school. Newly built, small class sizes, was two of the reason we decided to move to the area. I would recommended the school to parents that are looking for a small community school for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I love this school because of it's small size. My children get one on one attention and are never treated like a number. They have some great teachers and some not just like every other school. Because the school is small all the kids get along and work well together.It is truly a special place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

I like this school for my child because it is a very small school and my child gets a lot of one on one help. You are not a number at this school because of the size it is. Also the teachers take their time and teach the kids really well.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%
Earth Science

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
Global History and Geography

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Integrated Algebra

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
44%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female94%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

English

All Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities43%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

Geometry

All Students57%
Female58%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%

Global History and Geography

All Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%

Integrated Algebra

All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%

Living Environment

All Students92%
Female98%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Physics

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

U.S. History and Government

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities53%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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 55% 48%
Hispanic 2 28% 23%
Black 1 11% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 134%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 9%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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64 Hambletonian Ave
Chester, NY 10918
Phone: (845) 469-2231

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