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Mineola High School

Public | 8-12 & ungraded | 971 students

 
 

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Posted February 6, 2014

Over all the district as a whole has been great. We have had teachers who understood what my children were going through, and some who didn't. My son who has ADHD, struggled the most with teachers, and other students. We felt it best to send him to a private high school were he did great and will be graduating in May from Loyola University of Maryland. My daughter who struggles the most academically will be graduating Mineola High School in June. She received the most services from the district, and support. I wish I was just starting out now, because the district has grown so much for these children, I feel they both would have greater success as a student enrolled now. But for the service they received I am thankful and proud of the school and both of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2010

Wonderful! Caring, understanding teachers, helpful administration and staff. Parents are fantastic to deal with, and the students really are great. I love working here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2009

Having had a childen both in Chaminade and Mineola High School, I can say that MHS is in many ways a better school. It offers numerous opportunities for your child to take ap classes where at Chaminade you have to be brilliant to get into the gold jacket club. The guidance for the college search process is also more thorough at MHS, Chaminade you are left to your own devices. Overall I would say it was a good choice for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Even though this is a public school, it offers as much, if not more than most private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Excellent school! Among the best in the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2006

I am a Mineola High school graduate and all i want to say is that i met the most helpful people in this school the whole school always made me and my family feel like we were family they helped me get glasses that i really could not afford, we always had something at our table on thanksgiving day thanks to Mineola high school. Great staff of teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 17, 2006

teachers are adequate (some are fantastic, some do the bare minimum to get by) - programs are varied and well -rounded - excellent fine arts programs, dance, musicals colorguard and marching band are top notch! Students are often stretched too thin - as the school offers the same activities as other schools but has a very small student body to fill-out these programs and teams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Mineola High School is a school unlike many other schools of Long Island. Being a current junior here, i can no doubt proudly proclaim that mineola lives up to its name. From education to extracurricular activites to fine Arts and Athletics, Mineola is an epitome of for other schools to follow. The faculty and the students are affable and superb. if you have a child... mineola is the shcool to be!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2005

Mineola HS is a school that has something for everyone. With two children in the school I am fortunate to have such caring teachers and administrators looking out for my children. They push my children to succeed while boosting their self esteem. The Fine Arts Dept. with the marching band and drama club have given my children the opportunity to travel, be a leader and to work as a team member for the greater good. Academically I feel my children are well prepared for college and the demands that will be made of them for their future. Best of all my children are happy and well rounded and strive to do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

Mineola is a school filled with people just waiting to help your children. From the wide variety of classes to the endless amounts of extracurricular activities for every type of child Mineola has done nothing but impress me and I was never concerned to send both my childern there. You must also realize that a child makes their education what they want it to be. Mineola gives every child the opportunity for greatness.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 16, 2004

I strongly disagree with the comment that Mineola HS is better than any Catholic school. Only a handful of students come out of Mineola HS adequately prepared for college. The percentage of Mineola HS graduates that even bother to go to college is low compared to surrounding districts. Year after year, the school budget proposal either fails or comes dangerously close to failing in this district. Mineola HS isn't even the best high school in Mineola. If you have a son and you can afford it, Chaminade HS is definitely the better choice in Mineola. However when comparing Mineola HS to all Long Island high shools, I would rank it somewhere in the middle of the pack.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

I, too, am not a parent but rather a current attendant of mineola high school. I am currently going to be a junior and see great aspects of Mineola High. Looking at different high school's, mineola definitely has far better extracurricular's, even though their sports program might not be the greatest. overall, the teachers are excellent and have made an immense impact on my life. the students are more than friendly and the whole Mineola HS community is warm and welcoming to newcomers as well as oldcommers. I would much rather send my kid to this HS rather than any catholic school.


Posted August 11, 2003

Hi, I'm a current student at Mineola High School. And I am happy with this school, I have compared my school with other students, and it seems that they wish they could attend my school. I give Mineola an 8 out of 10.


Posted August 10, 2003

I am not a parent, rather a former student of Mineola High School (Class of 1999). While the principal leadership at the school leaves much to be desired, the teachers at the school are among the best I have seen (including college) in their approach and dedication to education. During my time at Mineola, I do not recall any major safety issues; in fact I can't recall a single fight. Parent involvement I am not aware of, but a parent is as involved as they choose to be I would imagine. Overall, my time in Mineola was a positive one; even without clear principal leadership, the students and teachers seem to benefit.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 16, 2003

This school has no parent teacher communication and the principal has his 'favorite' students that he gets out of trouble.


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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 33% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Students40%
Female48%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities4%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Math

All Students24%
Female24%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities4%
General population27%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Science

All Students66%
Female60%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities48%
General population69%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%
Earth Science

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%
Global History and Geography

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%
Integrated Algebra

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
84%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

111 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 80% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant92%

Chemistry

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant95%

Earth Science

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities56%
General population75%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

English

All Students91%
Female96%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities76%
General population94%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Geometry

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities74%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Global History and Geography

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities47%
General population95%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Integrated Algebra

All Students86%
Female91%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities67%
General population90%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Living Environment

All Students91%
Female95%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities54%
General population95%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Physics

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities90%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 67% 48%
Hispanic 2 20% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 11% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 215%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 71%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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10 Armstrong Rd
Garden City Park, NY 11040
Phone: (516) 237-2600

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