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Floral Park Memorial High School

Public | 7-12 | 1407 students

 
 

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Posted April 6, 2013

This school is wonderful. The teachers are all great. Your child will get a top notch education from this school. It also offers a wonderful support system and has outstanding programs to get involved with.


Posted November 20, 2011

Both my children were challenged appropriately in Floral Park Memorial. They are now in great colleges, successful and happy and can each graduate a year early thanks to the college level and ap courses they were put into. I didn't know anything about APs before my oldest went into FPM and I wasn't even sure he was ready for them. I was assured he could do it so I trusted the school. They were right and I am thankful I trusted the school to know where to place my children. The university price went down by 25 percent which was a wonderful perk for me. The atmosphere is good, the kids are spirited and high achieving and the staff is extremely dedicated. Of course, we came across a teacher or two that my children had challenges with. But isn't that in every school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Floral Park Memorial High School is made up of caring and nuturing staff. They are supportive of kids and families and pull together with the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

I feel this school does not challeng my child enough. I feel they etiher give a excess amount of work in advance classe and not enough work in regular classes. They need a middle track.l
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

Floral Park Memorial High School continue with its tradition of excellence among the best High Schools nationwide. I you do not believe me, see the reports on State Exams as well as Regents Exams you will see only high performance. Congratulations to the Administration, Staff of wonderful Teachers and of course amazing, competente and shinning students. Eduardo Talero.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

In my child's previous school she was in advanced classes. At FPMH she was put in regular classes, when i questioned this I was told wouldn't you rather her be the top of this class then at the lower end of the advanced class. I definately do not feel she is being challenged enough. I know she can do more. Also found the guidance counselor is very difficult to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

I have 2 students in the school and I feel they both are doing very well. One has been in regents classes and has had a consultant teacher, who has been with him for all the years there and one is in advanced classes and has the support of her teachers. I feel they are both getting what they need and when they don't, they always have an open to see or talk to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

This school is very great. As a current student it is challenging. Most of the teachers are great and work with you to help you. There are some other teachers that just lecture the class and give them homework. Its nice that most of the teachers use powerpoint in the class room and involve the computer in class everyday. The guidance staff is great. I had to get my schedule changed 3 times this year because of my class selection. She was very understanding and fix the problem right there and then. It might be hard not to fall through the crack. Some teachers will let you do your own thing and only care if you fail and there are some that want you to do good. Teachers often tell them to come after school, before school, during lunch and study hall periods if you are having problems.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2006

As a recent graduate of FPMHS, I was able to see that the school offers a wide array of advanced placement and advanced level courses and has a great availability of elective courses, including several different art courses, a junior high and senior high band, junior and senior high chorus, as well as several selective, audition-only groups. The advanced courses are taught by exceptional teachers - the teachers of lower level courses vary in their quality. The school is safe and can give wonderful education if your child decides to take the right classes (usually AP) and works hard.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 7, 2005

Be careful -- my child was an excellent student at JLCS, and this school let them fall between the cracks. They have a policy of shifting all responsibility -- ALL -- to the student and parent. No accountability in the structure of the administration. Take my warning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2005

My son has attended Floral Park Memorial for 5 years, and I must say it is one of the finest schools in Long Island. The quality of academic programs is nothing but excellent, and the availability of extracurricular activities is astounding. As far as parent involvement goes, parents can be as involved as they want. This level of flexibility and masterful mix of academics with extra curricular actvities makes FPM the number one choice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

I feel that the school adequately supports the students. Students are challenged and given a lot of oppurtunity to succeed. Of course parental involvement is essential to ensure the success of the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

My 2 children go here, currently grade 9 and grade 10. One is a high performer, and she likes school. The low performer falls through the cracks. The school places all responsibility on the student and doesn't assume any individual care. The administration is hesitant to respond adequately and is concerned with issues of liability rather than education. The guidance staff seems to follow the lower standards. I hope for my children to attend a good university. Guidance has stated, 'they're passing, what's the problem?' The bar is held too low. My children are not challenged, and not expected to reach their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 31% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

177 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%
Earth Science

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

28 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Global History and Geography

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
Integrated Algebra

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

257 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%
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 Students87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students99%
Students with disabilities100%
General population99%

English

All Students98%
Students with disabilities94%
General population100%

Geometry

All Students90%
Students with disabilities53%
General population94%

Global History and Geography

All Students92%
Students with disabilities63%
General population97%

Integrated Algebra

All Students93%
Students with disabilities87%
General population94%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Students with disabilities72%
General population100%

Physics

All Students86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Students with disabilities81%
General population97%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 62% 48%
Black 13% 19%
Hispanic 13% 23%
Asian 12% 9%
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 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A43%
Source: 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 63%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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210 Locust St
Floral Park, NY 11001
Phone: (516) 488-9300

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