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Clarence Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1650 students

 
 

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Posted July 1, 2013

The District is financially broke. I just came to this School District and they cancelled three of my child s classes. Class sizes are between 27-32 students/class, not 15. Don t waste your time, choose another school district, go private or go to Williamsville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

gives the kids great opportunities to grow as a student and person
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

My 4 children all graduated from the Clarence School systems. They attended from K-12 and I would NOT have chosen another school district for any money in the world. Clarence teachers, administration, and quality of teaching is just superior to any! Go Clarence and I love you. Thank you for all you did for my 4 professional children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2008

the kids at this school show great learning skills, great grades, and this school alsoahows great disaplin with in students and the students are very nice


Posted October 9, 2007

The leadership at this school is outstanding...by the definition posted on this site. I am confident my children are receiving the absolute best education possible in this public school system. I can't say enough good things about the responsiveness and professionalism of the staff and student body!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

As a parent of the Clarence School District their is definitely high standards. This has worked well with one of my children who going to enter his last year of college. This is not always the case. Some kids get stressed by the expectations. Not all kids learn at the same rate. They become frustrated and sometimes leads to acting out. Their needs to be less emphasis on the A and more on the child. The Administration in the past does not work as a team so when someone is reaching out they need to know someone cares. After all their supposed to be their for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

As a current student I can say that the classes offered are superb. Although some of the teachers that teach them are less qualified , there are many chances to try these unique classes that many other public schools don't have the chance to do so. Some of the units offered in gym are less than safe. The extracurriculars are abundant, choose one (or a few) and meet new friends. The principal, Mr. Gentile, is over zealous in giving out punishments. Overall this is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2006

As a current senior at Clarence High School, I can honestly say that the educational opportunities offered here are truly extraordinary. I am one of many who feel truly happy at our school; both because of the excellent classes and teachers and because of the wonderful atmosphere. CHS offers things many schools only dream of, such as kyaking for gym class. The clubs are numerous and exciting (rock-climbing, equestrian, etc...) and the spirit of educational excellence is uncanny. I will truly miss this school after graduation and I hope this review encourages a whole new generation of successful Clarence graduates. Parents, this is the school for your child!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2005

As a recent graduate of CHS, I feel that I can offer a much better insight into the school. Overall I enjoyed my 4 years at CHS and being a freshman in college I felt I easily adjusted to college and new programs. The school offers lots of clubs and as great academic programs. Parents though should be more involved, as it was the same few participating at every event.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2004

I'm a current student at Clarence, I can truthfully say Clarence is a school of excellence. The principal Mr. Gentile has been known to be agressive in his punishing, but it is consistantly the same kids commiting the same problems, so it ends up being better for all students. He is very supportive of any ideas we may have, along with the rest of his staff. Considering I chose a full paid scholarship to Clarence over Canisius High School (known as one of the best around,) that should say everything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2004

The principal's autority in the high school is incredibly questionable. His methods of finding students guilty in misdoings are terrible. He is one to give punishment now and maybe think about it later. Also SADD isnt(could have been fixed) getting their money from the district
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2004

My Children have attended Clarence Schools their whole life, and every problem that has arisen has been properly taken care of. In no way do I feel the admisitration uses their position for their 'own agenda'. It has always ranked very high in the Buniness First reports (usually number 1 or 2) and is a National School of Excellence. The teachers are very good at what they do and make school enjoyable for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Our family recently moved and I have had the opportunity to compare Clarence to another school. The principal and administration are using their positions for their own agendas. It is common knowlegde that if a parent complains their children will be held accountable. Ask why the drop out rate is increasing in this particular school.
—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 66% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
Earth Science

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
Global History and Geography

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

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
Integrated Algebra

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

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

193 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Students90%
Female94%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant90%

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female97%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%

Earth Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities88%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

English

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities90%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Global History and Geography

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities72%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Integrated Algebra

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities89%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Living Environment

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities96%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Physics

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities67%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 94% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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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9625 Main St
Clarence, NY 14031
Phone: (716) 407-9020

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