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Frontier Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1661 students

 
 

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Posted June 13, 2012

I student taught here during the past school year but was very impressed with this school. The students have access to almost any type of club/sport they could want; the sports teams are very strong and the extra-curricular clubs for the non-athletically inclined are plentiful, whether it's Chess, Mock Trial, Drama, or the Announcements Club, there's something for everyone. The academics are top-notch, the teachers are very competent, professional, and dedicated, and almost every AP class imaginable is offered here. The school is safe and inviting despite its large population; the administration and teachers try to get to know every student and respond quickly to any needs that arise. The only downsides are that the building isn't laid out well to have adequate supervision everywhere, and not every teacher has their own room. Hopefully that will change overtime. But if you have any doubts about Frontier High, don't. This is a fun, safe, and academically-focused school that can handle any type of student and help them be successful. I strongly recommend it!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2010

The teachers care about the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2007

Frontier is an amazing school where my kids have learnd so much they have had perfect grades sence atending this school and they do their home work. When they come home they cant stop talking about what they did and what they learnd and what new friends they had made. This year my oldest started middle school and is doing better then it elmentary ahd is making everyone proud I don't know how we got by at the old school and I hope that everone can con sitter frontier as a posible school for their childen to learn grow and live. The teachers are finominal they have given my son with a disibillty one on one attenchon that he needs and you see him smille more and more every day. I can only cry to say that my job is taking us away from the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

Frontier high school is a great school. Top notch teachers and excellent programs. Extracurricular activities are plentiful, and the music and arts programs are second to none.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 11, 2005

I am a student not a teacher. My time at Frontier was great. Both the teachers and students are very nice. Frontier is a good school for academics and extra-cirricular activities. I dis-agree with the person who said 'it is hard to get on a sports team'. The coaches are fair when picking the players for there team. However I do agree that the lockers are small. I spent my time at Frontier playing sports and studing. The tests are all right not too hard. I liked Frontier and I hope that you do too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2005

Frontier is an excellent school. My kids go there, and I went there. The teachers are very knowledgable and teach at the students level. There are many after school activities such as football, chess club, drama club, etc. There is something for everybody. In fact, frontier is one of only appx. 25 % of schools that have physical education more than 2 times a week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

Frontier High School has 1640 students, which is too large. Students get lost in the shuffle. It is hard to join a sports team, the school play, musical etc. because of the number of students competing. They should break it up into smaller schools or at least set up two separate 'houses' to make it a more personal experience. The teachers and staff are very helpful to parents who stay involved. There are many course offerings and AP courses available. They are also very proactive about the whole college application process. So it comes down to size vs. variety of offerings. It all depends on what each individual child needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

Frontier High School is too large. However it is above average in academics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2004

I really enjoyed my time as a student here. The only thing I did not like was that the lockers were too small. Also you did not have enough time to get from one class to your locker to your other class. Other than that I was happy going to frontier. Now that I have kids they are going to go to Frontier schools too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 11, 2004

First of all, I'm a student not a parent. Any school is what you make of it, and Frontier allows you the opportunities to make the most of your High School education. The administrators, teachers, and staff truly want to make the school a better place, and there are a multitude of ways for students to get involved. I was the vice-president of student government and involved in a number of other activities that allowed me to work hand-in-hand with district administration and I cannot say enough good things about the quality of the personel and their constant struggle to make Frontier the best district in WNY. The district actively works to include students, parents and other community members in decisons reguarding the education of students and the direction of the district. Go to the school's website and look no further than the Strategic Planning Initiative. A+
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

Frontier is normaly pleasant. Many sports and clubs that the students can become involved in. Most of the teachers have been very nice and understanding, the princial Mr. Baumann is also a very nice man as well as the consulers and staff. I feel pretty safe there although there has been a few 'scares' while I attended Frontier. I do not like the idea of the students having to swim in the school pool for gym class, It should be an option and no be required for gym class. Overally I would have to say that Frontier is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2003

I am a former student of frontier. the school is generaly okay. the teachers are good and there is a lot of clubs and activities students can join. frontier is a good school
—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 66% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%
Earth Science

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
Global History and Geography

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

474 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

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

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

191 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

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

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

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 Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant92%

Earth Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities56%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

English

All Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities72%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female88%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities62%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Global History and Geography

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities40%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Integrated Algebra

All Students91%
Female92%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities63%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities87%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Physics

All Students75%
Female72%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Female95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities81%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 94% 48%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Black 1 1% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 220%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 14%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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Hamburg, NY 14075
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