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East Rockaway Junior/Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 594 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2011

I believe this school is one of the better ones around in the neighborhood. The teachers and the principals are great and caring for the students.


Posted September 16, 2009

Because the students and the teacher have beyond just academic connections. The teachers help students with their lives and futures. They are a big factor in keeping a lot of kids on the right track.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2008

ERHS, overall, is a great learning environment. Especially if your child is seeking individual attention in education. Most teachers love what they do and are there for all the right reasons. It might be the only school where you personally know all the students in your graduating class and teachers. Classmates are more like friends and teachers are more like colleagues. The only thing I do not agree with is the unconsistancy of the disciplinary consequences that the principal and assistant principals distribute to kids who are said to be more 'popular' than to the ones that are not-so popular. For the most part favoring students who excel or have parents and family in the school faculty. Being that this is such a small school, this type of situation occurs a lot of the time, which i think as a young student is unacceptable and unfair. ERHS is excellent!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2007

I think the ERJSHS is a great place for students to learn. Kids are friendly and there are many activities that help further the child's education. They have some amazing teachers who really want kids to learn. I have found that English and Social Studies teachers at ERHS are very good teachers and really get students excited about learning!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2006

East Rockaway High School has come a long way. They have developed more programs to gear students interests to college degrees, and have improved dramatically in the athletic department ove that past ten years. It's a tiny school, where all the teachers know all the students names, and the administration is a pleasure. They have a great guidance department for students to educate themselves or be educated about certain colleges. They have up to date computer systems to show students how to succeed in a technological society. Their music and arts program are very strong with concerts and a annual musical. Not enough is said about this tiny school in SW Nassau County.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 13, 2006

I am a former alumni of this school. I loved it! It is a small school where everyone knows everyone else and you receive a lot of individual attention.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 27, 2005

amazing school..everyone knows eachother. A lot of bonding with fellow students. More one on one care for your child.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2004

I like this High School because they know all the kids - its hard for a student to try and blend into the background - in this way - especially for children who want to 'slide' - the students are all encouranged to work to their own best ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

East Rockaway High was the best. It's small enough for everyone to know each other and evolve into better beings but large enough for students to have their own space and express their individuality.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
85%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 33% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students22%
Female33%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Math

All Students29%
Female25%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students28%
Female34%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities6%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students32%
Female34%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities0%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Science

All Students68%
Female55%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities62%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
48%
Earth Science

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
91%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Global History and Geography

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Algebra

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
67%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

28 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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

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 Students34%
Female34%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant34%

Chemistry

All Students70%
Female62%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Earth Science

All Students80%
Female73%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities41%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

English

All Students84%
Female92%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities54%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Geometry

All Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities27%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Global History and Geography

All Students76%
Female70%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities35%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Integrated Algebra

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities56%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Living Environment

All Students90%
Female86%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities69%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Physics

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

U.S. History and Government

All Students86%
Female83%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities58%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 78% 48%
Hispanic 2 16% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 122%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 50%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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