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H Frank Carey High School

Public | 7-12 | 1798 students

 
 

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Posted October 11, 2013

HF Carey is a decent school. They make the most out of the what they have. It is my experience that many teachers will make themselves available for extra help. However, not every student takes advantage. I think some students get overwhelmed with many things socially and academically, and others do well. The math, SS and science departments seem decent. The Band, Art and other non-academic classes are great. The World Languages department needs improvement, as many students struggle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

Carey could do a lot better :/ I don't really like it. I'm not learning anything new and teacher need to pay more attention to their students.


Posted April 6, 2013

This school is horrendous. In my years here, I have been bullied relentlessly by several students with no help from teachers or administration. My parents and I have reported several situations to the principal and assistant principal with no results. I have been taunted, hit and assaulted on several occasions by several students and they all have remained unpunished. Also, it is hard to get an education here. The students have no respect for authority. I have attended several high schools throughout the years, none of which have I had such a strong resentment toward. Never was there as many problems at any other school I was at as there has been at H. Frank Carey.


Posted December 13, 2011

I'm not learning as much as i want to it's all just review of the former year until the last 2 months


Posted November 20, 2011

The Spanish class taught by Ms. White was thorough and complete. My son used to hate Spanish, but after being in her class, he speaks it to the waiter every time we go out to eat. Ms. White made my son take it seriously, and she is a no-nonsense professional educator. I think she used to teach in a rough NYC public school, but either way, she was great for my son. I wish all the teachers at Carey were like her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

this school should mentor and get involve in student development. they leave it up to the student and without guidance, the student doesnt know which programs or additional courses to join therefore, potential for future success is wasted. this is the reason why less then 50% of the graduating student body does not go on to a 4 year college. the promote the 13th grade which is Nassau Community College. take it from a graduate, this school is terrible in developing for students for success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

I have had serious concerns about safety at this school within the past 2 years. Why are the students suspended from other schools housed in this school? Work on improving academic areas and safety to bring this school up to par.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

I agree that Carey needs a major overhaul of the teaching staff. I've been less than impressed by the level of teaching in general. The parents and students should have an opportunity to review the teachers annually. The teachers should be held accountable for the good or poor performance of their classes. Perhaps then, they would be more enthusiastic and put more effort into their classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

I think a major overhaul on their teaching staff needs to be performed. More then a few teachers seem less then enthusiastic. I say concentrate less on banning halloween costumes and halloween jewelery and concentrate more on bringing Carey High School back on track!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2007

Carey offers a variety of AP, Advanced and special programs such as I & A and Architecture. The music program excels and the extracurricular activities far exceeds what other districts offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2005

Good academic programs and safe school. School could use an update since it is older. Not many extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 18, 2004

Generally has gone down in all areas in past 10 years. Many teachers losing contol and pass off to parents. Pupil must be top 10-15% or a special ed student otherwise they are generally left to fend for themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

Carey is a great school and I am learning alot. I wish to graduate with high honors and I am certain Carey will help me acheive this goal. I am honored to be in such a wonderful school! Though I have not taken any major tests here yet I am sure I will do well and succeed! I love my teachers, they have done a great job teaching me this past year. I am sure I will do great the next 5 years I am here at Carey! -7th grader
—Submitted by a 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 31% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students37%
Female37%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities7%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students43%
Female40%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander28%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities4%
General population48%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
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 Students49%
Female47%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities0%
General population53%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students42%
Female41%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
General population45%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Science

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities43%
General population86%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%
Earth Science

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%
Global History and Geography

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

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
Integrated Algebra

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

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

94 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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant90%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%

Earth Science

All Students95%
Female92%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities70%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

English

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities58%
General population97%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Geometry

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Female82%
Male88%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities39%
General population94%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Integrated Algebra

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities85%
General population98%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Female96%
Male96%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities69%
General population99%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Physics

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant95%

U.S. History and Government

All Students89%
Female87%
Male92%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities52%
General population94%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 72% 48%
Hispanic 15% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Black 4% 19%
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 7%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 47%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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