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Freeport High School

Public | 9-12 | 2102 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 14, 2014

I'm a 2008 graduate and I can honestly say FHS was a great school to attend. I enrolled into Freeport my Sophomore year after attending private school. My teachers were great role models and influenced me tremendously. Two of my siblings attend FHS now, and they are both enrolled in AP and honors courses. While there are sometimes fights, etc if students truly apply themselves (like in most situations) they'll get the most out of their education. Freeport High School and Freeport district schools for that matter may get a bad rap, but honestly it's one of the best kept secrets on the Island.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2013

One of the best schools in the Long Island area. Excelent teachers and staff. Programs that help students be the best they can be. Excelente sports programs that not only changes students on there athletics capasity but care for students academic grades aswell. The school has high standers and work as a team with the parents so our children achive the best score posible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

As of today, I don t have a review as my child will attend as a freshman in September 2012. I do have my concerns. Coming from the outer boroughs, Brooklyn, NY to be exact, I first believed, perhaps naively, that Nassau County schools were superior to city schools. After reading reviews, listening to students, teachers, and parents, I ve deduced that Freeport is certainly not the best but it s not the worst either. It can be better! As my child begin their high school academic career at Freeport HS, I will definitely be involved and therefore check out the school culture and bring back my thoughts on this arena; Especially for other parents like me, who love the beautiful homes in Freeport but are put off by what they ve heard or here about the school and consequently reluctant to buy. So I m providing 3 stars from what I ve heard. As I have my own experience, my stars will commensurate to reflect my experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

Do not enroll your children to this school. Gangs, bullies, fights,people stealing phones for profit,teachers cursing are some of the many things that your students will encounter.


Posted June 17, 2010

Harrasement: I must say that I read the two reviews below and this is not the case in this school. In order for your child to be suspended she has to engage in some sort of activity that warrented the suspension. This school has a NO toleance for this sort of activity, so this is totally unbelievable. There are many school that have bullies and unwanted behavior from students, this is not what you base a school rating on. You are bitter and should leave Freeport if you deont like it because it is a good school. As for the after school programs, many school wish they had the spots and activities that we have to offer in our school. Two thumbs up to our new principal and all of his hard work. Congrads to our Cheerleading team, LICCA Champions 2009 and 2010!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

A school that has so many after school programs does not mean that the school is good. That means that our homeower tax will go up. To the students school is all about friends, not learning or go to school to take care of business. As a parent from Freeport, I can say that administration should consider in restructuring the education on this town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

My daughter was being picked on by another student and my daughter got tired of it and got into a heated argument with the student in the class room. Teacher threw both students out. 2 days later the other child was with 2 other students and my daughter felt threatened and went to find help in the Deans office - Long story short. My daughter was suspended as well as the other student. This is what administration is teaching our kids when they go to them for help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

My child was harrased several time. I will not get into that. The school does somehow manage to pull in some good teachers but the school overall does not know how to manage kids. You can say great things about the school and some teachers but look at how the testing compares to the state average. Freeport fails in pretty much every subject.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

Freeport High School is a great learning instituituion. I have never been any where else where they prep you so well . If any parent has anything bad to say about Freeport its probably their kid who is having trouble or is blaming Freeport for their kids failure in their life. I have never seen a school with so many teachers that are willing to stay after school for about two or three hours after coming in before the students have arrived and some are teaching night school until eight o'clock at night.(Some get paid and some do not get paid but right off the back you can see the level of dedication in these teachers.)There have been several fights in FHS but I have surronded myself with wonderful friends who want to go somewhere and get an Adv. R.diploma. Its not about where you live, its how you live.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2008

I have no problem with FPHS. Any institution is a good as the parent involvement- the teachers do their part- and the parents MUST do their's- accountability on both ends = student success!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

its a great school I have no problems with it my daughter enjoys every bit of it she does very well thanks to good leadership and great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

is a great school for my son and its really not the bad like everyone says it is but only real man and woman finish freeport high school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

I found the teachers to be very knowledge and willing to help those students that were wanted to go the extra step to succeed. The principal and vice principal were very hands on administrators and were accessible to the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

I m a current student at Freeport High School. FHS is very strong in its musical department and athletic department. Also, the school is strong on diversity and there are new students coming into the school everyday. Many students disrupt classes and act very immature. Many students are failing in their academics and every year the number of students failing increases. In conclusion, I think that out of a possible 10, FHS deserves a 5-6 because the academic level is not up to par neither is the seriousness and determination of both the parents and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2007

I feel this school is excellent in so many ways. It's a safe and healthy learning environment as it should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

FHS has a great NJROTC program which has helped and improved my discipline and responsibility level. I'm very thankful for the chance to be involved in this program. The teachers at FHS are understanding & I've had the luck to have very cool teachers who try to help me in everything they can.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2007

I am sketchy about freeport high school. I am a student and boy is it dramatic, everyday. Ill be going into my junior year and I feel as if I'm not recieving the high school experience. The only thing is that I love the sports. The sports are definately what keeps me going to this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2005

My kids love freeport schools. My oldest is graduating from college (Freeport Class of 2001) my next son is graduating from Freeport HS, my daughter is going to the high school is Sept. None of my kids have ever been afraid. It is a shame that our schools are portrayed as roving gangs thru the hallways. Is it perfect..no..do we have problems..yes...but it is more true to life than a lot of other districts. We have great programs and could use more parental support. Our district is very involved in music and the arts. We have great sports programs. The biggest problem we have is PR..we are constantly in the paper for what we don't do..not for what we do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

This school is so violent! Its like the drug and gang capital of the island. Over 50% of the students are failing. There are 12th graders in 9th grade courses.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted February 15, 2005

This school is an absolute dump. try going by at dismissal time, when there are numerous police cars, gangs and security all over the place. Its like INNER CITY comes to long island. forget about sending your kids there. Horror Show.
—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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
29%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
70%
Earth Science

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

551 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%
Global History and Geography

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

590 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%
Integrated Algebra

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

559 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

716 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

366 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%
U.S. History and Government

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

556 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students35%
Female35%
Male37%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities20%
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant35%

Chemistry

All Students58%
Female55%
Male61%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities27%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%

Earth Science

All Students34%
Female33%
Male34%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities7%
General population39%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

English

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities46%
General population82%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Geometry

All Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities19%
General population62%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Global History and Geography

All Students78%
Female80%
Male78%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities45%
General population84%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Integrated Algebra

All Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities37%
General population70%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Living Environment

All Students62%
Female61%
Male62%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities27%
General population69%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Physics

All Students90%
Female85%
Male97%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

U.S. History and Government

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
African American85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities58%
General population91%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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
Hispanic 1 53% 23%
Black 2 37% 19%
White 2 8% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 113%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 147%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 56%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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50 S Brookside Ave
Freeport, NY 11520
Phone: (516) 867-5300

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