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Groton High School

Public | 9-12 | 309 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2009

Groton is a rural school district and used to have a wonderful teaching staff and high standards but I am almost sorry that I returned here to raise my children as I have a senior who can barely write! There are no AP classes avaiable and just try to get your child special services if they are needed. The few innovative teachers the distirct has must feel in the minority!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

The new principal(s) in the district are wonderful! The very very best. I cannot say enough good things about them. I am impressed with many things. I know that the future of the district has been set to a positive direction because of their efforts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

yes I agree about the new principal. He has changed the school a lot but he has done it for the better. For instance, instead of having a long list of names being called of in the morning announcement and having the students wait in the office and miss their 1st class, M. Hartz comes to the class in which they are in and pulls them out for a minute or two, that ways they don't miss their class. Another thing that he changed( last year) was that he combined homeroom and 1st period. This way we're not rushing to our class, which could be on the other side of the school then where our homeroom is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2007

I feel that the new high school principal is the best that Groton has had in a long time. He is a very caring and trustworthy person. Also, he cares about the students and their educational needs. We are very lucky to have him in our district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This school is a great school. The educational system is the best I've ever seen. There are certain administrative problems that are slowly being dealt with.


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
61%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%
Earth Science

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%
Global History and Geography

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
Integrated Algebra

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

6 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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Chemistry

All Students74%
Female70%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Earth Science

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%

English

All Students82%
Female90%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities45%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Geometry

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged101%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Global History and Geography

All Students51%
Female52%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities0%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%

Integrated Algebra

All Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities47%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Living Environment

All Students84%
Female77%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities36%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities66%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not 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
White 2 97% 48%
Black 2 1% 19%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 135%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 16%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 Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. WILLIAM CONGDON

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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400 Peru Rd
Groton, NY 13073
Phone: (607) 898-5802

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