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Islip Terrace, NY
Students enrolled: 1,419

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1 Redmen Street
Islip Terrace, NY 11752

(631) 224-2100
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May 17, 2013
Lack of real focus on academics. Poor SAT scores. Rigid administration that is not sensitive to the needs of the students.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2013
I'm currently a senior at this school and I wish I went to a private school instead. I had problems with the guidance department since day one. In 9th grade I was put in boys gym (i'm a girl) and they failed to put me into the AP/ honors courses I was supposed to be in. After 5 weeks of fighting with them, they put me into one of the honors classes I was supposed to be in and told me they'd put me in the AP classes next year. That never happened. Every year of my high school career they've screwed up my schedule and have given me such a hard time when I tried fixing it. The only person who really knows what he is doing is the head of the Guidance Department. He also runs the Career Academies which are probably one of the only pluses of this school. The teachers that teach Honors/AP are the only ones who really care about their student's education. The regular regents teachers do the bare minimum and some barely even make an effort to help their students even when they're struggling.

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2012
Teachers here go to work to collect a paycheck and earn a pension. The Few who used to care are waiting for the pension bell to ring. Every year there is a budget vote with fear mongering and scare tactics, of what the children will loose, none of which matter because when its voted down, there is a revote 1 week later after some "minor changes" and it is mysteriously passed. I have lived here 20 years and have never seen different. What I have seen was a first class school go downhill.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2007
School is all about sports. And when student defends themselves, they get the same punishment as the bully. Most teachers do care about the students, though. In simple terms, the more money you have, the better you will be treated.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2006
Great teachers, really passionate and dedicated. However, the district itself, as a result of the board mostly, really brings the school down. It seems that academics come second after sports in this school, and that's really a shame.

- submitted by a student

April 26, 2006
Schools good, but unfortunately a lot of programs are getting cut.

- submitted by a student

March 17, 2006
Academic Programs- Students are supported through after school help available before and after school for each subject. Music/Art/Sports are strong, however the music program shines above the rest as well as a great drama program. Parent Involvement is another reason why EI schools out perform most others on Long Island. Ruth c Kinney elementary and Islip Terrace Jr High are at the top. All the EI schools have receintly been renovated and have new computer labs and other facilities to accommodate the needs of todays student with cutting edge technology to assist them.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2006
My grandson attends the high school and I cannot say enough about the staff. They offer many extra curricular activities too. The security is above average.

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2005
My 2 children both attend East Islip. The quality of education is outstanding. The regents programs are extraordinary, as well as the attention to detail that the music program provides.

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East Islip High School
1 Redmen Street, Islip Terrace, NY  11752
(631) 224-2100
Last modified East Islip High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Islip High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top