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Valley Stream North High School

Public | 7-12 | 1235 students

 
 

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Posted March 29, 2014

Good school, good education, good teachers that care, and a very active PSTA. The guidance department is very helpful for personal and education issues. Overall great experience for my 4 children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2012

This school is trustworthy! I am honor student and all the staff are nice! the teachers looks like they have motivation in their blood.Trrust me your going to live this school!


Posted June 26, 2012

This is a first rate high school with first rate teachers where a motivated child can receive a superior education. I am a 1976 graduate and my three children each attended. I would compare the scholarships awarded per capita with any public or private high school on Long Isaland
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

im currently in this school .. im now in 9th , ive passed 7th and 8th ! and this school is excellent , great. i love all the teachers and staff members and the principle>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> SIKEEEE , ( by dat i meant i was being sarcastic)it is all the opposite .. soo let me tell you about my this year in north (8th grade) so well this school is cheap , it ran out of papers ! like seriouslyy ! not only dat in summer time ; not one of my classes had a fan ,and dont even get me started on the desks !!! but all in all i like the sports there! nd well the education is nice i guess ! i really wanna do 9th grade because of all my friends but cant ; gotta go to private school !


Posted October 9, 2009

Funny, I went to North and so did all my children. I find it to be a wonderful school now as it was back when I attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Small close knit school. Good choice of electives, challenging classes, good music program, lots of sports and clubs. Great teachers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

I have 2 children attending North and my third will be attending in a few years. I feel my children are receiving a well rounded education. The school and their staff expect accountability from the children and their parents. I am greatful to the school for this. I feel the school is trying to provide the tools necessary for our children to be successful in life. My children are involved in many of the extracurricular activities and sports that are offered. The process for preparing for college starts in the eight grade. The district offers many opportunities to attend conferences regarding the college process. They are offered in the evening after work. The school provides all the information and guidance necessary to go through the college process. This wonderful school offers it all, you and your children should take advantage of it all. Thank you North HIgh School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

I currently attend North, and to be honest I could not be happier. There are wonderful teachers there and the principal is very nice. For me I think if the student wants to learn then they will, if they don't they will not. It is not the schools fault. There are alot of after school programs. The only thing I don't like about the school is that therer are alot of people that attend North that shouldn't. There need to be stronger rules and have more people cracking down on where some of the students actually live. Other then that North is a great achool and if you live in the district and are zoned for North do not hesitate to send your children here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

I like North High, however I do see a LOT of kids there that don't pay taxes here yet take advantage of the school. I think a LOT more needs to be done to have people prove that they are within the proper district. Having people prove that every few years is ridiculous. I am also not thrilled with the way they handle emergency situations. As far as Academics, I think that it's like any other school, it is what you make of it. The principal really does seem to care, although whenever I ask to speak to him it seems I get the Vice principal instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

This school does not present the kids well on college application process, recs missing, subpar guidance. If your kid wants to stay instate SUNY system they'll get your kid in, anything else, your on your own. Zero rating from me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

The pricipal is very involved and accessible to parents questions and concerns. The teachers are very good and extra help is available. There are many extracurricular activities with devoted coaches. The music program is outstanding. One of the best in Nassau County. The PTA is outstanding with involvement in many aspects. There are sign in tables for visitors and students must have their ID available every day. I would not hesitate to send my children here. We have two enrolled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

Im a parent of 2 teens in this school and if I were you I wouldnt send my kids here. I really dont think they are that great with safety and Im trying to get my kids out of this school Most of the teachers are wonderful and some arent. if you have another choice of a high school then dont second guess that one but then again some people must learn on their own
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2007

Teaching materials are okay. As far as safety and discipline concerns, I think this school should be rated at the lowest rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

This school stinks.Okay,most of the teachers are okay.But,the way they do things is not right.Do not send your child hear you are making a big mistake.They don't treat kids or parents fairly. I am a parent to thins school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

The best high school in the Valley Stream district. Lots of long-term teachers keep continuity; great sports program. I was also a graduate.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 17, 2005

High quality academic instruction. Extremely high level of parental involvement as teachers always involve parents in their children's activities in the school Very good sports programs. Quite a lot of extra help availablet o students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

This is a diverse school where the teachers care and the principal is very much a part of daily acticities. As always though, what the students put into their assignments is what they get out of it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 10, 2004

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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.

About these ratings

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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
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 Students53%
Female58%
Male49%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities12%
General population61%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Math

All Students34%
Female31%
Male38%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities3%
General population41%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
African American52%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities18%
General population67%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Math

All Students33%
Female36%
Male30%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities3%
General population38%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male85%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities64%
General population92%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Earth Science

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
Global History and Geography

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%
Integrated Algebra

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant85%

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female93%
Male93%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant92%

Earth Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities63%
General population95%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

English

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities62%
General population91%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Geometry

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities61%
General population91%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Global History and Geography

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
African American92%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities79%
General population94%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Integrated Algebra

All Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities68%
General population95%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
African American93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities88%
General population96%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Physics

All Students94%
Female100%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African American92%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities81%
General population96%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 2 46% 48%
Black 2 22% 19%
Hispanic 1 17% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 15% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 29%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 217%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 43%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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