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Taconic Hills High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 494 students

 

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4 stars

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Posted November 7, 2012

As a previous student here, I find the four out of five star rating surprising. Taconic Hills was a school that gave me very little hope for a prosperous future. It was full of students whose family's had lives in the area for generations, and as a result I could often feel a very distinct difference between myself and the other students, even though I had been going to the school since kindergarten. This was not helped by the fact that I was one of the only Jewish students in the school, something I was ostracized for not only by the students, but by the teachers. There are intelligent students at Taconic Hills, but they're greatly outnumbered by kids who don't care about school, including many students that are far older than they should be (I had a twenty year old in my sophomore class). In the end, I ended up dropping out after my sophomore year, and starting at Bard College at Simon's Rock. I've never been happier, nor felt any desire to go back.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2009

great principal leadership with an eye on the future and a grasp on the reality of our rural community skilled and symapthetic teachers willing to engage and help my children a warm community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

Taconic Hills has excellent test scores and dedicated teachers who are always going the extra mile. It makes a parent very pleased to see that each teacher will take the extra time to help students understand a concept, even if they are not technically their student. There are residency program opportunities for students to explore their world. For instance, professional directors come to the school to produce a Shakespeare play in the fall. Dollars for Scholars of Taconic Hills has reached the $1 million mark in scholarships for graduating TH seniors. This is the place to be!
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%
Earth Science

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
69%
Global History and Geography

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
70%
Integrated Algebra

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
79%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

63 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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Chemistry

All Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Earth Science

All Students71%
Female63%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities36%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students83%
Female93%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities54%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Geometry

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities6%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students41%
Female37%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities13%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities26%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Living Environment

All Students82%
Female76%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities58%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Physics

All Students72%
Female67%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

U.S. History and Government

All Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities17%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 91% 48%
Black 1 3% 19%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 238%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 19%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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  • MS. MARIE J. DIGIROLAMO

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73 County Rt 11a
Craryville, NY 12521
Phone: (518) 325-2841

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