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East Meadow High School

Public | 9-12 | 1599 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 28, 2013

I attended EMHS from 1993-1997 and received a great education. The teachers were engaging, the athletics were extremely competitive, and the culture created by the students and teachers made it a great place to learn. Another nice aspect of the school is it's diversity with respect to race, religion, and socio-economic levels. People were very accepting of one another and it was a good non-homogenous environment to meet people who represent the true world.


Posted July 25, 2012

I graduated from this school in 1979. At the time it was a great school. They had alot of sports activities, a school newspaper, chorus, drama club, student council, PTA; many different and diverse clubs to join. The teachers were good. They cared about the students and I feel I received a good education here. I'm sorry to read some of the bad reviews because this school was not like that at all when I attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2012

I went to Emhs and their are so many issue's that have to be delt with. some of the teachers actully care about you but most of them don't. its just another day at work for them and tghey seem more eager to leave aftre the 9th period bell. i was a problem student and the administration didn't even wanna deal with me. They just passed me on i shouldn't of graduated at all. the list of problems with this school is just endless.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2011

i love the teachers. and though the school environment is diverse, there are too many problems that the faculty does not pay attention to or bother caring about. i know a lot of students who are stressed by lack of help from guidance counselors, bullying, etc. also, everyone should know that the school dean is just a grown kid, he has clique issues.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2010

My son goes to EMH, I love the faculty. The school is always open with all kinds of Activities, Sports, Music & Clubs. Is a great school. I'm very happy my son goes there. I give it 4 star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

Emhs..Has alot to offer our kids my child is now 11th grade and is very busy with sports and school keeping her out of trouble. Phone calls when absent /late ... Teachers who have issues do call. Its very clean and when the kids come together at the end of the yr for battle of the classes i am shocked to see how most of the school come together to create such a wonderful show. It shows pride and respect and makes me feel good as a parent watching every yr my daughter growing up so fast. Of course there is the politics in the sports that wont change anywhere... Depending on who you are ... I mean if your child is top scorer on a team yet plays half a game and other kids never sit out something just isnt right... But again this is just our world emhs #1
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

the teachers are amazing in emhs and the new administration is better than the last. they are a lot of opportunities to further yourself as a student. you just have to take the initiative. i loved going here and wish i could hve graduated here but sadly had to move before senior year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2009

I moved here from Brooklyn and I attended Edward R. Murrow HS. Everyone in LI thinks this school is big even though it has only two floors. I can't take Pre-Calculus the same year I take Math B. As a student, I feel as if I'm the teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2008

As a former student i found EMHS to have womderful teachers but a terrible administration. The lighting is dim, and administration has no control over most of the student body. The principals do not encourage students and in actuality they have actually put me down. They are more concerned with saving face then protecting the student body.


Posted November 20, 2006

The leadership is pretty self-righteous. They make rash decisions and will not reconsider despite evidence they neglect to look at in the first place. They're more interested in saving face then being logical and fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

East Meadow High School had to be where i had some of the best times of my life. People did criticize it saying that things got really strict, but i guess all is necessary. When i went to EMHS i felt very safe, eventhough there is a jail right across the street. EMHS has many clubs and sports it almost impossible to not be able to find some place to fit in. If i had a chance to go back to EMHS i would.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 1, 2006

I was a student at emhs (class of 2004!) and i can't say enough good things about it. In retrospect, my days at emhs were amazing- the teachers were awesome, smart, and fun, the academics were excellent, and the music program fantastic. Tons of sports, tons of ap classes, tons of everything (and free food at club meetings!) the school is beautiful inside, renovated, expanded, and very high tech!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 25, 2006

The music program is really good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2006

East Meadow is a great district for those involoved in music. It truly breeds great things in that specfic area. The English Department is amazing, the math department has its ups and downs, as does science. I would say it is overall a more arts/social studies/english school, because the better teachers and students are in these areas. The athletics are great, so many county and conference champs. A new athelic director has brought the entire program to heights never before seen. My daughter is on the track team here, she is a senior and her uniforms are literally older then me. I always felt so horrible, she takes such pride in herself, why did no one else? Finally this year, within 2 weeks, new uniforms! It is exactly what was needed. The administration is not very kid-friendly, so don't expect great reviews, school violence is low. great middle class school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

East Meadow High School is mainly middle-class and rather blue-collar. This is why I love teaching here. The children's parents seem to instill positive values and morals in their children and care quite a bit about their scholastic achievement without becoming too overbearing. Attendance is 98% and overall this schools seems to be a 'safe-place', where fights can, but rarely happen. The music program I would rate an 'A', while the arts program is 'B+'. The teachers for the most part are well educated (New York requires Master's Degrees for all their teachers)and friendly and most students graduating here begin college the following year. Student population:1700 Food: Absolutely revolting (just like most public schools). Sports: Strongly promoted
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2005

I myself went to EMHS. It has good, friendly teachers who have a good work ethic. I really enjoyed my time there. They just replaced the lockers and redid the auditurium, which is nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2005

great music program acedemics seems harder every yearparents should get more involved in sports not only for boys football but all sports such as tennis and golf which many stundents are unaware of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

The principal does not care about the opinions of the students. Otherwise the school is excelent. Teachers are good and there has been major construction on the building.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
Global History and Geography

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

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

106 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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

187 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.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant89%

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities74%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

English

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities84%
General population96%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Geometry

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities100%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities62%
General population89%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Integrated Algebra

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities85%
General population97%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities82%
General population97%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Physics

All Students90%
Female98%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities83%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 2 64% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 16% 9%
Hispanic 1 16% 23%
Black 1 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 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 10%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 65%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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101 Carman Ave
East Meadow, NY 11554
Phone: (516) 228-5331

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