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Shenendehowa High School

Public | 9-12 | 2974 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 11, 2005

If it is available, this school has it. The sports and extracurriclar activities are abundant.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 6, 2005

The academics is this school is really excellent. The Math program ( the tiers) is an excellent options to help students get ahead and the Technology & Engineering program is an excelletn plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

The District is much too large and every building is overcrowded. Having put 1 child through this school that's enough for me! Beware of the best kept little secret...school safety! They don't allow the 'bad' things to go public because that would ruin their image of a great place to send your child. Check with the State Police and see just how much is kept hidden. However, if your child is an excellent athlete..this is your kind of school because that's all they're about. Just ask any parent you run into and they'll tell you, it's all about sports and being number 1. I feel sorry for those kids who excel with knowledge...you never hear about them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Agree with the prior assessment. Rewards are far and many for overly athletic and the academics get lost in the shuffle. My child made high 90's all 4 years of school and was denied honor roll becuase she worked and had no community service. Not fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2003

Given the school's fairly high socioeconomic makeup, its academic offerings are surprisingly meager. There is rampant grade inflation, which allows the school to boast that about 55% of its students make honor roll. The principal is a former policeman and seems much more interested in conformity and discipline than in fostering a rich academic environment. High academic achievers complain of a school culture that rewards and admires athletes and looks down on high achievers.
—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.

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

554 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%
Earth Science

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

737 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

733 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

764 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%
Global History and Geography

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

802 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Integrated Algebra

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

688 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

752 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

282 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

731 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
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%
Female79%
Male83%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities100%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Chemistry

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities94%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%

Earth Science

All Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities46%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

English

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities80%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Geometry

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities86%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Global History and Geography

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities43%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

Integrated Algebra

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
African American74%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities59%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Living Environment

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities87%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Physics

All Students91%
Female88%
Male92%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

U.S. History and Government

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities67%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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 88% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
Black 1 3% 19%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 110%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 17%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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Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DONALD FLYNT

Resources

School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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970 Rt 146
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: (518) 881-0310

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