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Falconer Middle/High School

Public | 6-12 | 683 students

 
 

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4 stars


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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 30% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
35%
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. 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 31% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%
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. 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 34% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
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. 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 64% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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 78% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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 79% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population54%

Chemistry

All Students94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%

Earth Science

All Students72%
Students with disabilities29%
General population76%

English

All Students80%
Students with disabilities43%
General population82%

Geometry

All Students73%
Students with disabilities80%
General population74%

Global History and Geography

All Students80%
Students with disabilities15%
General population87%

Integrated Algebra

All Students79%
Students with disabilities50%
General population81%

Living Environment

All Students90%
Students with disabilities50%
General population94%

Physics

All Students95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%

U.S. History and Government

All Students80%
Students with disabilities0%
General population91%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 48%
Asian 1% 9%
Black 1% 19%
Hispanic 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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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