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Depew High School

Public | 9-12 | 634 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted February 14, 2006

I feel the academic programs for my 3 children in this school system is great. The music program could use some improvement by having a set time instead of taking students out of classes they should not miss. Also I feel the communication between teacher and parents seems to be lacking a bit. I am trying to improve this by weekly letters to the teachers as a better form of commuciation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

I am a parent with 3 daughters currently in this school. They are doing well with their work and seem to like most of their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2005

I am not a parent of this school, rather, a student. I can say, after only one year here, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. The teachers here find a way to relate to a student, and they make the classes interesting. The music department is awesome, this year, the Marching Band went to perform in Disney World, along with the Show Choir. The sports can be a little strict, but they always make us proud, and the coaches are spectacular. As art goes, there are many choices of electives, and there is one can relate to every student. The art teachers are very experienced, and are a great help to any student. The teachers are able to give more personal attention, and they are able to know every student's name. This school is great, and I look forward to graduating from here.
—Submitted by a student


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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 64% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

10 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
85%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

271 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

60 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 79% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population50%

English

All Students90%
Students with disabilities58%
General population95%

Geometry

All Students94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students90%
Students with disabilities40%
General population98%

Integrated Algebra

All Students86%
Students with disabilities53%
General population90%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Students with disabilities85%
General population97%

Physics

All Students81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
Students with disabilities68%
General population93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 48%
Asian 2% 9%
Black 2% 19%
Hispanic 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 24%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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5201 S Transit Rd
Depew, NY 14043
Phone: (716) 686-5095

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