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Falconer Middle High School

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 683 students

 
 

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Posted May 9, 2014

My children have been in the Falconer district for 5 years, and we love it! The teachers are caring and easily accessible. The superintendent's office is in the high school, so he knows what is going on at all times and the principals stand outside before and after school to ensure student safety. The size of the school, about 100 kids per grade, is perfect for students to thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

I go to this school and i believe that itis very nice. It has excellent and up to date cmputer with a couple in every room and a computer room with over fifty computers and twenty in the library. the library is constatly keeping up with the reading trends and the selection is great. The sports programs are competative and good. Go falcons!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2009

I love this school and I have a lot of Falcon pride! However, I do not like how there are little to no Advanced Placement courses. So I am forced to learn at the same rate as students who don't pick up on things as fast as myself and other students in my class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2007

I would have to say that this being the 4th school district I've experienced, this is by far the best. Falconer has consistantly worked hard at expecting nothing but the best from my children. The teachers have been good at open communication with me as a parent also, not just telling me what I want to hear, but what I need to hear. The 'clicky' part of Falconer - well you will find that in any school, it should be bullying that concerns parents, and Falconer is a school that address' these issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2007

I would say that Falconer is a decent school. Very 'clicky'. Most of the teachers are competent, and caring. Sports is a major thing here. Parental involvement is good. Still, compared with other local schools it is the nicest cosmetically.
—Submitted by a former 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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
49%
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 29% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Earth Science

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%
Global History and Geography

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%
Integrated Algebra

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%
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 Students39%
Female39%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Earth Science

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

English

All Students65%
Female73%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities0%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Geometry

All Students68%
Female79%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Global History and Geography

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Integrated Algebra

All Students85%
Female81%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities54%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Living Environment

All Students90%
Female85%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities67%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

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
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities35%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 97% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Black 1 1% 19%
Hispanic 2 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 233%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 9%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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2 East Ave N
Falconer, NY 14733
Phone: (716) 665-6624

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