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Haldane High School

Public | 9-12 | 303 students

 

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Posted November 5, 2010

Great school - new special education teacher is wonderful! Good job done by all. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

I'm am an alum of Haldane and this school is small even though it is a public school. The main problem with this school is that the arts tend to not be the main focus along non-sport extracurriculars. Since it is small, if twith he school has something its pretty easy to participate in the activity, but the school doesn't offer much. If you/your children are an academic/arts person there can probably be a better place found else where (although if you're an academic and go here, there isn't much competition). Also small is not always better. Everyone knows everyone else and although its gotten better in the past few years, most people grew up together in the combined elementary school. The AP classes that are offered are limited (unless it was added recently there is still no BC Calculus) and nearby colleges that offer classes are really that close. Due to
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2007

I used to go to Haldan High School until my the end of my junior year, and let me say this: I have never been in a close knit community more friendly than Haldane, although any news spreads like wildfire. The teachers are the best, and when I moved to Daytona Beach, FL I was far ahead of my senior class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2007

When we moved here I thought there was an advantage to a small school. I was wrong. While academically it is a good school there are other things to consider. Such as the lack of enforcement of the dress code. Do the teachers not see this or are they told to ignore it? Where is the principal? If the teachers are ignoring this what else are they 'not seeing' or not telling the parents about. My children go to the middle school but we will take them out and send them to a different HS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

Haldane is like a private school. I teach high school in another district, and am so happy that my children are in Haldane. The personal attention there is so important to overall student success. The principals at the middle and high school are very supportive, approachable, and seem to know every child in the district. Everyone has a chance to participate in sports due to its small size, and the athletic programs are great. Many 'extras' are provided by the Haldane School Foundation, a parent-organized fundraising group, which adds to the overall experience. For its size, it has many great programs. The arts are valued by the school, supported by the foundation, and enriched by contributions from the talented, somewhat 'artsy' community. There is a sense of safety, partially due to the fact that in this small town everyone knows each other. I would not send my kids anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2006

Hi. Im not a parent, I am a student. Honestly, our school is a very good school for Some kids. The fact that it is so small is a positive in most areas, but it is not taken seriously in some ways. We have some of the best teachers in the state and a pretty good range of programs (sports, classes.)Compared to most schools our Drug use is not that bad, alchohal and cigarettes are another story. Nice community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2005

This school is like going to a private school. You get all of the attention from going to a small school but get a lot of programs that private schools may or may not have.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

This school is by far the worst i have ever seen, the childrens drug use has tripled in the past year alone. Alot of the children failed this year, and nothing is being done about it, there is always second and thrid chances for a student to pass a test here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

I have seen a great academic sucsess in this school. is truely the best i have seen in a while.


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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
Earth Science

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Global History and Geography

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%
Integrated Algebra

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
84%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students82%
Female74%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female78%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Earth Science

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities53%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

English

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Geometry

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Global History and Geography

All Students87%
Female78%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities45%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Integrated Algebra

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female94%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Physics

All Students88%
Female72%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Female91%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities80%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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 92% 48%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Black 2 0% 19%
Two or more races 2 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 110%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 45%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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  • MR. BRIAN ALM

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Cold Spring, NY 10516
Phone: (845) 265-9254

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