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Dundee Junior Senior High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 376 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2014

I think that the teachers care a lot. The problem is the students. They don't respect anyone, or anything. They have no manners and they bully verbally, and they know which words can really get to different types of people. You can meet a few decent people, but the majority of the students travel in "packs" and bully anyone that isn't it that particular group. On the bright side, the teachers usually stop problems going on, but that doesn't stop anyone from creating more problems.


Posted January 9, 2010

Dundee Central School is located in the great little community of Dundee NY. The school provides not only great academic opportunities like college level courses for advanced students, but the school also has many extra curricular activities. The music, theater and sporting programs are also very strong. As a former student I found that Dundee Central did prepare me for college and life because I challenged myself by taking harder courses and joining clubs and sports teams. Just like in life the more involved you are in the school and community the more you will get out of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2009

Excellent teaching and administration staff. Small class sizes, extra help available for anyone needing it, wide variety of extra curricular activities, and lost of scool spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

Dundee is a wonderful school. DCS prepared me quite well and encouraged my growth.


Posted June 14, 2007

Dundee is, while rural and sheltered, a wonderful little community all contained within one k-12 building. In my experience, DCS is doing as much as they can with the very little they are able to gather with such a small tax base. They offer a wide variety of college level classes, sports, music, art, and theatre. I give DCS two thumbs way up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

Dundee has many problems. First, they have a very big discipline problem that is out of control. There is also a problem with lack of respect, the students have a problem with respecting themselves, their fellow students and their teachers. Dundee does not prepare you well in the academics for college in my opinion. Dundee has changed for the worst, I just hope it can become better, even if it is after I am gone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2006

I am shocked at the level of education the children are receiving in Dundee; and apparently the rest of the state averages even worse. I think music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are unimportant. I think some level of homeschooling would be preferable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2005

The principal has no 'authority' or respect. Most of the good teachers leave, & the ones who stay are stifled. Unfortunately, people don't get to 'choose' this school, they are born here because their family has lived here forever, and DCS doesn't exactly encourage or prepare you for higher learning. Many kids who do go to college often have to take remedial college courses to catch up to where a high school graduate should be. The military is welcomed to recruit there though,So if your kid isn't given guidance about college at DCS, there's always Iraq.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2004

As a student at Dundee Central Senior High School, I am very disappointed. There are very few decent teachers and there is a very poor math program here. I, as well as many of my fellow students have had a very difficult time passing the mathematics state regents. The National Honor society has lost its honor, since the four qualities of character, scholarship, leadership and service are often ignored. I have known past students having to take very basic courses in English, math and science after getting into college because they had not been well prepared for the college level. Overall I am just very disappointed in this school and would never suggest the high school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2004

As a student at Dundee, my views on the school tend to be different from those who focus solely on statistical data. Dundee is a fantastically well-knit unit, offering a wide variety of extracurricular activities, despite a lower budget than other schools. Students can be active in practically anything and everything they want to do. The school's campus and buildings are phenomnial compared to other similar schools in the area. I always feel like the school is the 'castle on the hill' in Dundee. The staff is supportive and often become personally attached to their students. At the moment, theatre is the 'in thing', and it's no wonder. Dundee has recently established itself as a real central NY contender, claiming a great many ensemble and individual awards at the Michael Harms Theatre Festival in Syracuse. My years 'together in Dundee forever will remain'.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
Earth Science

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
Global History and Geography

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
Integrated Algebra

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
88%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

17 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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

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 Students43%
Female59%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%

Chemistry

All Students74%
Female72%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Earth Science

All Students89%
Female72%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

English

All Students87%
Female91%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female74%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Global History and Geography

All Students72%
Female79%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

Integrated Algebra

All Students80%
Female75%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Living Environment

All Students81%
Female79%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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 93% 48%
Two or more races 2 3% 1%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Hispanic 2 1% 23%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 249%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 10%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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55 Water St
Dundee, NY 14837
Phone: (607) 243-5534

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