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Goshen Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 949 students

 

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Posted January 4, 2014

The school has a lot of advanced and honors classes and provides good education, for most classes. Very few teachers just lack the excitement of their job and it affects most of the students, it bothers me. A lot of the students are really intelligent, hence the many honors classes and a lot of students just lack in their work (it's pretty much half and half). And I haven't seen any bullying and if there is, the teachers take good care of that. There's excellent sports teams, especially soccer, just not so much football. The student ethnicity, is like almost 85% white, it's like going to an all white school. No problems with that. The dress code is barely enforced, I saw a girl the other day wearing practically a bra and in the summer girls wear extremely short shorts and the teachers don't do anything about it. You're allowed to have phones out only in the hallways and kids take advantage and use it in the classrooms. The electives are great but the clubs are boring, unless you're a social bird. If you do many sports and many honors classes, it's hard to manage but I'm the laziest person alive and I'm doing great. Oh, and the hot lunch is repetitive but they have a sandwich bar.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2013

I just graduated from this school. I spent my entire high school career here and my experience was pretty average. Some teachers I really liked, some I didn't. There is a lot of politics involved in this school as many generations of families have gone through it. The guidance department did not know anything, but from what I hear that is normal for any high school. The teachers play favorites like it is their job. This school is what you make of it. I have always wished I went somewhere else, and I know a lot of people who felt the same. There is not much school pride from the students, but it is good enough.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2011

As an educator, I wanted a school that offered the best opportunites in all areas. Both our children had the advanced courses they needed as well as the chance to play sports. The administration and staff knew them by name and took an interest in them. This is not a huge school where you are just a number. The size of the district played an important part in our decision to live here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Not the best school, but coming from monroe woodbury i thought my children would be better off, but their not
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

umm well i really like this school im doing okay. i currently go to this school i really like it and the teachers really try to help you to do your best this is a good school=]
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2005

Goshen makes good use of its resources and provides a good education
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 10, 2004

Goshen High School was wonderful for me. I was in advanced classes that challeneged me to work to my potential. The teachers and administrators care. It's a school that prepares you well for college, and you don't even realize it.
—Submitted by a former 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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

245 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

258 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

248 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students83%
Students with disabilities33%
General population87%

English

All Students90%
Students with disabilities52%
General population94%

Geometry

All Students82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students84%
Students with disabilities30%
General population93%

Integrated Algebra

All Students75%
Students with disabilities23%
General population87%

Living Environment

All Students88%
Students with disabilities61%
General population92%

Physics

All Students96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%

U.S. History and Government

All Students92%
Students with disabilities59%
General population96%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 77% 48%
Hispanic 14% 23%
Black 6% 19%
Asian 3% 9%
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 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%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 28%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

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. KURTIS KOTES

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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222 Scotchtown Ave
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: (845) 615-6100

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