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Jamesville Dewitt High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 898 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted February 4, 2014

Teachers and staff are deeply committed to students, and the curriculum includes great elective offerings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

This school has a wide range of electives to choose from. They have a strong sports team, science olympiad and incredible musical program. The school is not overpopulated like some in the area, and the teachers stay in touch. The counselors help students with everything they may need and there are many opportunities for all types of clubs for every kind of kid. You can't get lost in the building, it's well staffed and classes are anywhere to 10-25 a class. They offer Chinese! They also offer an engineering program through RIT with credit (starting in 9th grade). My child enjoys the school, the friends they've made and the teachers. Parent involvement is incredible! Our principal had won awards with his leadership. This place is a nice little secret, and I call it our private school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

I have recently moved because of this school they completely isolated my child just because he was asking to many questions. As a result he failed all of his tests. I would definetly not send my child here. I informed the principal but he did absolutely nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

Fantastic School that mainstreams all students. Currently this is the best highschool in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2005

This school is the only one in the area that does not have a push-in policy for students with learning disabilities. It is a good school for high achieving students, but the students with learning 'differences' are pulled out of the main stream, discouraged from taking standardized exams, or to try to get a high school diploma. They are swept under the rug & sent off for vacatonal training. I would advise any parent from sending their child to this school if they need extra help in attaining a high school diploma.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

Wonderful school, great programs.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Earth Science

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
Global History and Geography

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Integrated Algebra

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
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%
Female79%
Male75%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities40%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

English

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
African American78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities57%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities85%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Global History and Geography

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities55%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Integrated Algebra

All Students96%
Female99%
Male93%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities77%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Living Environment

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities72%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Physics

All Students66%
Female60%
Male71%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities65%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 2 80% 48%
Black 1 11% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 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 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 211%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 15%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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6845 Edinger Dr
Dewitt, NY 13214
Phone: (315) 445-8340

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