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Cicero North Syracuse High School

Public | 10-12 & ungraded | 2255 students

 
 

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Posted June 19, 2014

If you have a child who does not have any issues, this school is ok. It offers several honors and AP courses for above average students. But, if you have a child that has difficulties (I have two children with Asperger's and one who is neurotypical) this district as a whole is definitely NOT for your family. The administration is extremely difficult to work with, and the teachers are often uncommunicative and many seem to be almost unwilling to accommodate children with disabilities. There are, I'm sure, some good qualities and there are definitely some excellent teachers. But, overall, it has been my experience that the entire district is very difficult to work with if you have a child requires anything more than minimal academic assistance from the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2012

Went to this school from 10th grade to 12th then i had to move to florida. This School was the best school i have ever been to. From the teachers to the Counselors every staff member here will help you in anything. The Teacher quality is beyong amazing, is hard not to learn when the teachers do such a great job at helping the students in every subject. They have a lot of after school activities that will help you succeed and become a better person. I will never forget this school and its faculty, i wish i can go back and do it all over again, it was one of the best experiences of my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2010

Sure, the school is huge but this is my first year in the school and i absolutely love it. Some of u parents r saying how it is too big and yes, it is, and if u dont like it then ur kids shouldnt go there if u dont want them to. but the counselores do care and all the teachers, principal, and everyone r trying there best to get ur kids a great education. I have had many fantastic opportunities in this school and madde tons of new friends. But yes, we have drop outs but dont blame the school, kids dont just get born hatting school or being lazy or having trouble(ok so they might) but if u notice it with ur own children, tak it upon urself to do something about, not the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2010

I like CNS a lot. Looking at the parental comments I noticed most of them didn't like it, but I feel, as a student it's better because there is a lot of students. You get to know different kinds of people and are offered a large variety of things that smaller schools would not provide. If you wnat to be recruited or need help you have to go get it yourself, but who is going to just hand it to you in the real world? There is so much talent here and the teachers are spectacular. I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2010

I currently attend CNS high school and will be graduating in june. I absolutely love this school, i have made lots of friends and some friends i am confident i will be freinds with for a long time. i would say that i am an above average student in the sense that i take many advanced placement classes but taking then has not made me any more stressed out. the teachers make it wonderful to be in class, and they help you to the best of their ability. the extra ciriculars are amazing. there is either a club or a sport for any student. i would reccomend this school for anyone. it has truely been a wonderful time of my life
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2010

If I could do things differntly, knowing what I know now, I would not send my kids to CNS. It's too big! There are good things happening, but you as the student have to really seek it out.They are not going to find you. Sports teams (at least the ones I'm involved with) are too small for the number of kids at the school. Forget a coach helping you get recruited, and forget the guidance or career center helping you get a scholarship. It's all on you to get what you need/want.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

This school is huge. There are way to many students going to this school and the district has become enormous. Most teachers care and the Principal Mr. Froio obviously cares about the school but when you are responsible for that many students it is just difficult. If you aren't in the top or bottom 2% you just get forgotten about. The music department is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Great school, teachers, environment, and amazing facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Communication is poor. Teachers need to be held accountable for what they say to our children, weather in High School or First Grade. Special Education as come a long way in the last couple of years, but still needs some improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

Alot of great memories are made at this school. Ran girls Varsity track since i can remember. The sports programs are amazing and the coaches push you to be all you can. The teachers look out for your best intrest and will do all the can to help you, if your willing to work. The faculty teaches you responsibilty and believes in you even when you make mistakes. Although there are a few fights throughout the year, if you have a problem and tell a couseler or teacher something will be done. It's very safe.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2008

Great school. All of the teachers are there to go out of their way to teach the kids. Awesome sports program, played Varsity Football, great team and coaches.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2007

This school is great. Although, it is true that the halls are crowded sometimes, but overall, the school is good. The teachers are very helpful, the counselor's are always there if you need to talk and everyone is usually very nice. I graduated from this school in 2006.


Posted April 11, 2005

Academics are good. Communication with parents could be better. Music program is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

I currently attend this high school, even though it may be crowded in the hallways, it is a very good school to go to. If you are having a difficult time in your classes, the teachers will talk to you personally, the principal will even ask you what will help you with your classes. I recommend this school to alot of parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2004

I have had 3 children go thru this district. I still have 2 more to complete school. I am not happy with the size of this district and the crowding in the schools. I saw first hand the way problems, no matter how small or how devastating, are pushed under the rug or minimalized. The size makes it hard to deal with the individuals not just the masses. My children attended private schools as long as financially possible. This allowed their personalities and strenghths to be nurtured. I feel that this district is like many other districts who are disguising the number of drop outs. Too many children are getting lost in the system and the schools are only dealing with those who are not a problem and who make the school look good for statistics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2004

This school provides an excellent chance to make friends and the teachers are always willing to provide one-on-one with a student that might need extra attention. The only drawback would be the hallways between classes. There are so many students that it is very crowded and not always so easy to make it to certain classes on time. (By the way, this is coming from a student, not a parent. I would listen to a student's perspective before a parent's because I experienced this school firsthand and lived it every day for 3 years.) I had many good friends and every teacher of mine was always willing to help me with anything I needed, even if it was not related to their class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2004

It is a very large district, one that is easy for your child to get lost in. I am an alumni and was often lost in the crowd with very little attention. You would constantly have different people in your classes and it is hard to really make good friends. It is like being a cattle in a herd when it is time to change classes.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%
Earth Science

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

707 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%
Global History and Geography

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

727 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Integrated Algebra

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

551 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

435 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.

754 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

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 Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities27%
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant57%

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%

Earth Science

All Students53%
Female50%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities46%
General population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%

English

All Students91%
Female94%
Male87%
African American85%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities50%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Geometry

All Students63%
Female68%
Male60%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial62%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities20%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%

Global History and Geography

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial69%
Native American60%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities51%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Integrated Algebra

All Students69%
Female80%
Male60%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities54%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Living Environment

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities64%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Physics

All Students64%
Female63%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

U.S. History and Government

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities53%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 90% 48%
Black 2 5% 19%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 124%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 15%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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6002 Rt 31
Cicero, NY 13039
Phone: (315) 218-4100

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