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East Islip High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1582 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 7, 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


Posted December 1, 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


Posted June 5, 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


Posted April 26, 2006

Schools good, but unfortunately a lot of programs are getting cut.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%
Earth Science

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

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
Global History and Geography

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

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Living Environment

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

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

183 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.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Chemistry

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Earth Science

All Students75%
Female75%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities49%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

English

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities63%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Geometry

All Students86%
Female90%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities62%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Global History and Geography

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities54%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Integrated Algebra

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities73%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Physics

All Students87%
Female81%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Female96%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities66%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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 1 87% 48%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Black 1 1% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 18%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 65%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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1 Redmen St
Islip Terrace, NY 11752
Phone: (631) 224-2100

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