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Irvington High School

Public | 9-12 | 589 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 13, 2013

Irvington schools throughout are fantastic Teachers and entire staff dedicate their time to teaching Every student to their highest potential It has been an honor & privilege for our 4 children to Attend such an outstanding school and live in such A warm and nurturing community . Irvington Exceeds above and beyond in academia and all sports That's what builds confidence in our children. Dr Mo Wishing you the best of everything in your retirement years and Thankyou for your dedication and contribution to my children's education You are an ACE principal all the way! Woods Family Lauren Mark Dylan&jack Irvington NY
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2011

Such a major disappointment. The school has isolated itself with a principal that began working there in the 1970s and still sees the community from that era. There is such limited insight to helping the students engage in a larger learning environment . But this is public school, and the constraints put upon them by Albany may have something to do with their narrow and cloistered view of the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

An absolute disgrace for a school. Students are loud and extremely over-confident, making it extremely difficult for other kids who are more quiet and dedicated to thrive. The administration lacks fairness and equality. An absurd emphasis on sports while the academic challenges continue to disappoint.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2010

Irvington High School provides one of the best learning environments with small classes, new facilities and great teachers who are patient and willing to educate which can be a rarity.


Posted October 6, 2009

i go to irvington right now and im in the 9th grade. I'm brand new to the irvington school district and this is my first year ever. Even though I have ADHD I have found many different friends already. Kids at the school are very nice and welcoming. Also the teachers are always there for me if I need help. Irvington Schools are great for any kid.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

awful for students not in honors classes. teachers neglect and ignore students of average ability or below. honors students bring up there reputation- so there it is! Severe LD may be noticed and addressed if services exist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Overall its an average school.


Posted December 16, 2007

This school district has changed a great deal over the last 25 years. I find the staff and administration excellent and this is a fantastic school district for a motivated traditional learner. HOWEVER, the amount of emotional problems and substance abuse problems are increasing as well as homes where there is not adequate wupervision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

Irvington is so lucky to have a fabulous principal (Dr. Mosenthal) and faculty who really care about their students. I feel there is a lot of support for all students and they all do really well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

Irvington is a great school system if your child does well academically. The district does not care about children who learn differently. Even those with the slightest issues. It has been a huge disappointment for our family who moved here because of the so called great school system. Those who struggle are just pushed through. The teachers do not offer support as needed. I would not reccomend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

I was a student at IHS when Dr. Mosenthal was called Mo. by the class. The entire staff is incredible. The learning experience is great!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 29, 2004

This school has many expectations and is a very good school. Many of the children that graduate, graduate with top honors and are well eduacated.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
Earth Science

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
94%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
n/a
Global History and Geography

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
Integrated Algebra

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
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 Students92%
Female89%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Earth Science

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

English

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities54%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Global History and Geography

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities39%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Integrated Algebra

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities68%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Female99%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities72%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

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 Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities57%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 2 82% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 10% 9%
Black 1 4% 19%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 68%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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40 N Broadway
Irvington, NY 10533
Phone: (914) 591-8648

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