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John Jay Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 2174 students

 
 

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3 stars

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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 64% in 2012.

294 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

346 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

537 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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 75% in 2012.

325 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

591 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

494 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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 78% in 2012.

575 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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 79% in 2012.

545 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students91%
Students with disabilities70%
General population94%

English

All Students91%
Students with disabilities59%
General population95%

Geometry

All Students97%
Students with disabilities100%
General population97%

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Students with disabilities63%
General population92%

Integrated Algebra

All Students89%
Students with disabilities67%
General population94%

Living Environment

All Students93%
Students with disabilities73%
General population97%

Physics

All Students70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Students with disabilities85%
General population95%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 48%
Hispanic 8% 23%
Asian 5% 9%
Black 5% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A43%
Source: 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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