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Letchworth Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 309 students

 

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Posted May 3, 2004

Letchworth has been more than a School to me it has been my home in many ways. Letchworth is a place that you can go and have a conversation with a teacher that does care and listens to you. The teachers really care about their students. I think that I would rather attend Letchworth than any school around. Some people only notice the negative things and never look at the positives. This school is the positive! The School may be out in the middle of nowhere but that is good I feel safe knowing that there are not many places around, people coming in and out of the school are seen. Letchwoth is the best school the teachers and students are all great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2003

I was a student of this school in the mid 70's and when I returned to this area, I made it a point to be within this district. It's a excellent school with caring teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 18, 2003

The only thing holding this school together is Principal Kelleher and the few teachers who are good and actually care about the students. This school has several new, inexperienced, and generally incompetent teachers, and on the otehr side of the spectrum, not a few senile teachers. The selection of extracurricular activities is poor. The sports teams are well-coached, and the facilities are good, as is the entire building. Most of it is brand new, in fact. These do not make up for the shortcomings however, such as the fact that it is in the middle of nowhere, literally. The nearest town (Gainesville, one mile) is so small (under 500 residents) that they don't even have a public water system. The largest village in the district, Castile, has a population of only 1,000. There is no community to speak of to support this school, and therefore I would not recommend it at all.


Posted May 11, 2003

im not a parent but i just graduated last year and i wish i was still there. i joined the navy and i havnt seen the school in about 9 months. the school has great teachers and the students welcome anyone that is new with open arms.


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%
Earth Science

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%
Global History and Geography

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%
Integrated Algebra

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

20 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%
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 Students54%
Female50%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female77%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Earth Science

All Students73%
Female65%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

English

All Students87%
Female83%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Geometry

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Global History and Geography

All Students90%
Female90%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities67%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Integrated Algebra

All Students89%
Female85%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Living Environment

All Students92%
Female89%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Physics

All Students94%
Femalen/a
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

U.S. History and Government

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 1 97% 48%
Black 2 1% 19%
Hispanic 2 1% 23%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 13%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

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. MATTHEW WILKINS

Programs

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  • Core knowledge
Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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5550 School Rd
Gainesville, NY 14066
Phone: (585) 493-2571

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