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John Jay Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 2174 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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Posted August 8, 2014

I am not a fan of the public school system in general and this school is indeed WAY TOO big but I must say that there are many terrific teachers here despite what some reviews here have reported. My child entered as a freshman from private school 3 years ago and I think the leadership within the school does a great job managing the incredible size of the student body while still offering a solid AP and honors curriculum and some great teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2014

Horrid school with overly crowded halls. Teachers overload students with far too much work and double that load on weekends. Gym class forces students to climb a telephone pole and jump off with only a tiny rope and an ineffective teacher on the other end. Any attempt to have that modified results in a failing grade and stubborn responses from various teachers and principals. The gym requirements are inflexible and can result in otherwise bright children being forced to drop out since graduating is impossible for them. Ability to go from regents classes to non-regents ones is also near impossible even though they claim it is easy in orientation. 99% of the teachers are poor at best with only a few being remotely positive teaching their classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

They have done and excellent and creative job with Special Ed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

This school is one of the finest educational institutions i have ever had the pleasure of knowing. The staff and janitorial staff are absolutely delightful and kind to the students while providing a fun, clean, safe work and learning environment. I sincerely believe that for one to have the opportunity to attend such an illustrious institition is the chance of a lifetime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

Though it has been 4 years since I have graduated from John Jay, I still believe it to be a fantastic school. As a former education major in college I have had the chance to observe many schools and I have found that 'Jay' offers excellent courses, activities and teachers.


Posted March 19, 2008

My duaghter has had a fantastic experience at John Jay. Jay offers many AP courses that she is taking advantage of and the administration is offering support for a humanitarian club she is helping to form. There is a terrific swim team where the girls are truly supportive of each other and she has formed some wonderful friendships.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

This si my senor yearin jay block and i have enjoyed my time with my teachers and friends... i am disappointed thouh because the AP classes im in get vey little finacial support and we must take credits out of our regular classes to take these classes
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2006

John Jay is a pretty decent school with an amazing Prosecenium. It is truly incredible. Some of the students get a lttle out of control sometimes and it doesen't seem to end. Overall good teachers and a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

The teachers of john jay senior high school are the worse I have ever encountered. The availabilty of classes are horrible, there is almost nothing a student can do in this school. The school never listens to any of the childrens requests and treat the students like trash. Very behind the times school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2005

Near the high end. Problem with student control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2005

The overall quality of this school is pretty descent,and should be looked at as a great school even though some class rooms are over crowded, there are also classes that have almost no one in them so if the classes were planned out a little better I could see alot of improvement in grades and also overall quality of the school.
—Submitted by a 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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
Earth Science

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

545 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%
Global History and Geography

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

594 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Integrated Algebra

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

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

591 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

175 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

538 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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 Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities100%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Chemistry

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities61%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

English

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities70%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities94%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities52%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Integrated Algebra

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities77%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Living Environment

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities75%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Physics

All Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities73%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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 82% 48%
Hispanic 1 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
Black 1 5% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 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 110%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 18%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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Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
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