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Hempstead High School

Public | 10-12 | 932 students

 

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Posted February 28, 2013

As a former employee at the Hempstead school district, and having worked with different individuals I can personally say, that this school district is a very dangerous place to send your children to have an education and learn. (ABGS Middle school and High School.) This school is run by irresponsible adults, NOT professionals whose agendas are to create positions for friends and family sometimes for a fee. this district employs a group of individual whom make a large amount of money to do absolutely nothing. E.g. An individual making 135k dollars per year. Will spend his time in his office for a couple of hours then go to the Hempstead high school field and play golf for the rest of the day, ordering that no one interrupt him while he practice.


Posted March 31, 2011

Hempstead High School is terrible. It is unorganized and the staff does not care its students. This school has students that roam the halls all day long instead of going to class. The students are disrespectful to staff and each other. This school also has three principals for the ninth graders alone. I'm still trying to figure out why. There is no communication between administrators. If you want the best for your child and for them to be safe and receive a decent education, DO NOT send them to Hempstead High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

Hempstead High School really need to change their Administration because they are not for the students and the school is not a safe school there are some security guards who do not protect the children. I don't feel my child is safe in the Hempstead High School and i want my child out. I not blaming all staff because you do have some that care but that is not enough. These children need to feel safe going to the high school or other schools in their community. It's too much going on in Hempstead Schools and New York State needs to come and clean these schools up then maybe parents will feel safe sending their child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

Hempstead High would be a better school if the Administration would change. It is truly saddened to see a principal remaining in this setting if he is not happy. It would be great to see new blood and a young principal in his position; someone who is a people person, one who can relate to staff and students. Someone who doesn't criticize is staff but works with them as an individual who is compassionate to his/her staffs needs. An individual who knows how to articulate to parents instead of placing threats. One who believes in keeping children in school instead of out of school.


Posted January 3, 2008

As a parent who is very involved in my child, and being past and present PTSA/PTA president I'm very concern about a lot of issues in Hempstead High school. I feel the principal should really focus more on the students that are left behind. I find that the students that are all ways in the spot light gets more attendtion than the students who are Level 1 and level 2 students. Those are the students he should watch over. Because the does have a lot of kids that are not reading on their grade level. As a parent watch over your child as you enter this school. Please don't get me wrong, there are some wonderful teachers and staff as well as some of the students. A lot of programs for students to become involved in, but like every school you must be very watchful of everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

This school is excellent. The staff on site is terrific.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2007

Since Hempstead is a melting pot for nassau county I feel that they are highly under funded by the gov. putting a unfair tax on the residents. But working with what they have I think that the school is also better then what a lot of people say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

I see many problems within our school that need to be addressed and when a problem arises it takes approx. 5 months for something to happen. We ask our community for a better education, reliable teachers, honest school board members, and an overall better education for the students of HHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2003

This school is a real nice school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I'm a student at HHS and would like to put it out there that my high school isn't as bad as people say. My town isn't as bad as it is said to be. I would like people to come see for there self. Any questions or comments can be sent to BabyD2863@aol.com . I will respond. Thank you
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%
Earth Science

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%
Global History and Geography

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
42%
Integrated Algebra

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
75%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
72%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%
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 Students12%
Female12%
Male12%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant12%

Chemistry

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
Non-migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

English

All Students55%
Female53%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities22%
General population61%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Geometry

All Students29%
Female27%
Male30%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners30%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Global History and Geography

All Students46%
Female44%
Male46%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities8%
General population50%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Integrated Algebra

All Students34%
Female37%
Male30%
African American34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population37%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Living Environment

All Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

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
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students68%
Female73%
Male64%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities13%
General population76%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
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
Black 1 51% 19%
Hispanic 1 47% 23%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
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 115%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 262%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 72%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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201 President St
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 292-7014

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