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Herkimer High School

Public | 7-12 | 549 students

 

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Posted April 7, 2014

One of the worst schools ever it's falling apart day by day. Everyday there is some kind of new drama.


Posted September 14, 2013

THERE IS A THIEF! IN THIS SCHOOL. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME MY GRAND SON'S LOCKER HAS BEE BROKEN IN TO ON 09/13 20013 WHILE HE WHET TO PRATICE SOME ONE TOOK HIS BRAND NEW TOPEND NIKI SNEAKERS FROM HIS GYM LOCKER I HOPE THE SCHOOL STAFF DOE'S ALL POSSIBLE TO RESOLVE THIS AND STOP THIS BAD APPLE FROM SPOILING THE GREAT NAME OF THIS FINE SCHOOL!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

Hello was a student of this school and i recently graduated. If you can help it do not go to this school. It seems like the one thing they do not care about is education. Students are able to pass with doing little to no work at all. The school has such a little budget is is hard to get anything done. The number one thing that is worst about this school is the lack of tolerance and the awful bullying. I went through it and so did my classmates. Even when we informed the teaches and principals they did nothing on the several accounts that we reported it. I have been to schools far better then this one so go to another school. (The bullying was directed towards "The new kids", Homosexual students, Female students (as in spreading sexual rumors about them) and even the boys too (Many students group up together and pick fights with one student at a time). The one good thing I can say about that school is there are a few really good and sincere teachers that care about students.


Posted December 6, 2009

This school is not the best. The lack of respect is unexceptable. The children are sometimes mean to each other, and themselves. I understand if you must send your good child their, but look at your other opions first. I hope that you take my edvice.


Posted May 28, 2009

this school is very nice, but the people who run the school budget buy stupid way too expensive stuff. most the teachers are very nice and generous, you can to about any teacher for help and they will be nice about it. the french teacher mlle grygiel is like a guidance counsler to many of her students. many many many students go to her instead of the guidance office.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2008

I agree people are nice. But teachers lack organization and do not communicate with one another. Your children have no idea what they need for school supplies until the first day of school which is a lack of respect for parents. The things that are going on behind those doors are truly unexceptable pertaining to the way the students treat one another and there is not a strong enough discipline action being taken by administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

The school is very nice. The teachers are generally very caring and very willing to help students in any way that they can. There are a range of extracurricular activities ranging from sports to choir, band, and clubs. Parental involvement in this school ranges depending on the family, there are both ends of the extreme (like any high school).
—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.

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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 29% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
56%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
34%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%
Earth Science

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%
Global History and Geography

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%
Integrated Algebra

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
78%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%
U.S. History and Government

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%
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 Students49%
Female47%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%

Chemistry

All Students60%
Female52%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Earth Science

All Students67%
Female61%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%

English

All Students86%
Female88%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities42%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Geometry

All Students63%
Female67%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%

Global History and Geography

All Students58%
Female63%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities8%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Integrated Algebra

All Students75%
Female78%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Living Environment

All Students89%
Female83%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Physics

All Students84%
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 population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

U.S. History and Government

All Students80%
Female83%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities39%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
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%
Black 2 3% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 134%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 11%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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  • MS. MARY TOMASO

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Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

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Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball
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801 W German St
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: (315) 866-2230

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