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Cooperstown Junior Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 461 students

 
 

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Posted April 12, 2013

I am responding to the post of dropping the redskins name. My son was pretty upset over the name change. The board has already chosen names and if you go to the schools website, you too can vote on the names that the are proposing. But if you talk to most of the sports players and even most of the people in the town, especially the ones that went there, they are not happy about the name change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

I recently read in Buffalo paper that my high school wants to change the name of redskins. I am totally shocked that the school is considering doing so. I am 1961 grad. who will be sadden by this action. Society has become over the years way to sensitive that being said if the action is taken I would like to suggest that a couple of names be considered 1. King Fisher after tower lake Otsego 2. The Bumpos after local legend Natty Bumpo. My hope will be name will not change.


Posted October 30, 2012

so many great teachers middle school through high school. Strong in core subjects. Frustration of late with all the testing that the state now requires with the new guidelines. Caring, hardworking teachers and great students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

A decline in faculty quality over the years has led to this once great school's decline. The administration appears to lack the strength to guide an uninterested staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

Great sports, and music programs. Weak on literary extracurtricular activities. The teachers here are in love with these kids and believe in them all.My two kids, only ran into 2 lousy teachers.The rest were excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

There are not many extracurricular activities for children who are not athletic. Parents' concerns are oftentimes dismissed. The only positive I've seen so far is that there are many caring, supportive, empathetic (but frustrated) teachers, who with a some more experience, have possibly great potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

The teachers and staff show favortism towards students who have wealthy families. The academic programs are good, but could be better. I have also found there to be alot of bullying in the middle/high school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 3, 2006

Academic programs are very basic in elementary school. Advance classes taught by volunteer parents. Teaching seems to be geared to state tests. Teachers are friendly but some need to be motivated and support staff need more training.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

I have had three children in the district over the last five years (elementary, middle and high school.)I found the teachers and administration to be very professional and caring. However, if you are new to the district beware of the sports and scholarship programs Overall, I believe my children received sufficient preparation for college and other more challenging school districts. School spirit is excellent, the kids well behaved and the environment is a safe and healthy one. Additionally, Cooperstown is probably the best school district in a 100 mile radius - you get what you pay for. (taxes & real estate prices)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2004

Both of my kids graduated from this school. I found the teachers played favorites with the doctor's kids and gave these kids the breaks. In view of this I feel that it was a good thing because it has pushed my kids to go out and be extremely successful. The math department is terrible. Most of the kids have to get outside tutors. Taxes are high for what you consider. If you have to work in the Cooperstown area consider living in another town.
—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 31% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 2012-2013 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. 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 33% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students49%
Female46%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students32%
Female26%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Female54%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities0%
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students19%
Female23%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities40%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
52%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%
Earth Science

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
Global History and Geography

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%
Integrated Algebra

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
80%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%
U.S. History and Government

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

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 Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Chemistry

All Students89%
Female97%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female85%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%

Global History and Geography

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities57%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities67%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Living Environment

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities82%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Physics

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 94% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Black 2 1% 19%
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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 242%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 14%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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Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: (607) 547-8181

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