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Half Hollow Hills High School East

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1806 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2011

I am an alumni of this school and found it to provide a great education. The teachers were thoughtful and approachable. The tests were fair and the subject matter was spot on. Some teachers were better than others in their technique. I found it well prepared me. The only thing was I felt that the students in the honor classes were treated a little bit better than those not on the AP track.


Posted October 10, 2010

While they emphasize academics at the school, they always work with the whole child to make sure they are well rounded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

I hate to admit it but even though some say there has been advancements in the administration, it is still what i believe a guilded school. Drugs are still a problem here and are very prominent. Fights break out very often and unfortunately it seems to become more visible as the years go by. From a parent's perspective the teachers and education offered here are advanced and very privileged. Don't get me wrong it is a very good school education wise. But the percentage of very successful students here feels as if it is outnumbered by the amount of failing and under-achieving students. There is a feel of no pride or boasting compared to many other schools in the area, such as HHH West and St. Anthony's because there is a decreasing performance coming from most sports teams. I feel the education is very well taught here, but it lacks socially.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2009

It's not all it's cracked up to be. If the student is to succeed he/she will be self-motivated and come from a caring ,loving ,and involved family. That will hold true regaurdless of what school that student attends.Some schools are more polished than others but that is not the driving force, it's the love and involment of the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

Half Hollow Hills East is a fine school, among the best on long island. It offers great sports, has the second largest auditorium in suffolk and a student body of 1800. THis is one of those schools, students out side of long island look at in awe. The school has purchased new Macs for the computer labs, has hired several more teachers and follows an improved code in dealing with drugs. Some of the finest leaders/college students come from hse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

Thanks to the new principal, the school has become less tolerant of disruptive behavior. I thought of not sending my children to East because of the lack of control and discipline of the students in the past, however, with the new administration, I feel confident in sending them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

Hills East is a place that offers students the ability to excel and achieve high academic goals but lacks in infusing less driven students with the motivation to utilize these resources. The school is very divided between the honors kids and the regular track students. The guidance department at Hills East is spectacular, especially during the college admissions process. Just like all other high schools, East has its flaws but generally speaking it is much better at providing students with a high quality education than most other schools in the Long Island area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2006

The school district on a whole has a high quality of academic standard. There is not enough diversity among faculty and there are not enough mentors. They have to come up with quick resources to change the behaviors early on and try to find somethng beside inhome suspension as a way to handle these issues. Intervention is needed, mediation & conflict resolution and maybe public volunteering or intro to the court systems would prepare students to be aware of consequences. We need mentors, after school programs beside the malls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

This is a good school as long as your child is in honors classes. If they want to take it easy and not take honor classes, there is no work. In the past few years, they have added an extra period to allow kids to take an elective. These electives have been a joke. They might as well call it a study hall - waste of time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

This is a great school with high academic standards, many clubs and extracurricular activities, and wonderful teachers. If your child is a high achiever, this is the place to be. If your child needs extra help, he will find all the resources of a financially stable school district. The drawback is that since the children are mostly from upper income families, some tend to be spoiled and there is a lot of emphasis on material possessions. Don't be surprised to see 14-year-olds with designer handbags and 16-year-olds driving Hummers and Mercedes Benzes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

The opportunity to learn is certainly available. Unfortunately, the school is a free-for-all; meaning there is very little discipline. Children have disrespect for teachers. There is widespred drug use in this school which is ignored by many teachers. Parents can be involved up to a point but not far enough. The school is not what it is hiped up to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2005

Parent involvment plays a big role in the quality of this school.
—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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%
Global History and Geography

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

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
Integrated Algebra

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

295 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
African American91%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities90%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities100%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%

Earth Science

All Students85%
Female80%
Male89%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities62%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

English

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities71%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities87%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Global History and Geography

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities58%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Integrated Algebra

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities71%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Living Environment

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities67%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Physics

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities100%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African American91%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities84%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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 67% 48%
Black 2 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 12% 9%
Hispanic 2 6% 23%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 110%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 72%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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50 Vanderbilt Pky
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Phone: (631) 592-3100

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