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Holley Junior Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 608 students

 

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Posted January 15, 2009

I think they need to increase teacher communication. When my child attended there, you had to bleed the school for information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

There seems to be a lack in leadership and consistency. There are not many programs offered. some of the sports programs are improving but that's because there are some great parents involved. just because we're a poor district doesn't mean we should have to go without either.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2006

Holley has a pretty good academic program. The teachers are nice and helpful. They try and make learning easy and fun. For music you have the normal band and chorus. We also have a school musical every year. As for sports we have cross-country, football, soccer, and cheerleading (soccer and football) in the fall. We have wrestling and basketball in the winter. And softball, tennis, baseball, and track in the summer. Are best sports are soccer and cheerleading. As for parent involvement I find there is very little.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2005

A nice small school that has a great teacher/student ratio. Most teachers are great at what they do and really care about the students. My only gripe is that they need more language offerings and an orchestra would be nice.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 13, 2004

We are slowly starting to get out of the dark ages. We have a good leader now. Hope our climb up continues.
—Submitted by a parent


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 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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
43%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%
Earth Science

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
87%
Global History and Geography

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%
Integrated Algebra

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
U.S. History and Government

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
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 Students45%
Female49%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Earth Science

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities26%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

English

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities23%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

Geometry

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Global History and Geography

All Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities14%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students72%
Female78%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities44%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Living Environment

All Students93%
Female91%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

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 Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities46%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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 92% 48%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
Black 1 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 240%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 4%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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3800 N Main St
Holley, NY 14470
Phone: (585) 638-6335

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