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Walter G O Connell Copiague High School

Public | 9-12 | 1441 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 6, 2014

the school is very helpful and reliable for students and it is a grat choice to go to and student will really enjoy an opportunity to attent the school!


Posted April 6, 2014

Average high school filled with tons of diversity, great advanced placement program, a plethora of clubs and after school activities. Along with copiague middle school the building is very nice & convenient location
—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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%
Earth Science

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

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Global History and Geography

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

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Integrated Algebra

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

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

28 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
79%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

170 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.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant56%

Chemistry

All Students67%
Female64%
Male70%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Earth Science

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities39%
General population50%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities53%
General population87%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Geometry

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities20%
General population67%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Global History and Geography

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities44%
General population73%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities43%
General population76%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Living Environment

All Students68%
Female66%
Male69%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities39%
General population74%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Physics

All Students65%
Female62%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

U.S. History and Government

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
African American74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities60%
General population81%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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
Hispanic 1 47% 23%
Black 1 31% 19%
White 2 20% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 242%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 58%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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1100 Dixon Ave
Copiague, NY 11726
Phone: (631) 842-4010

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