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Islip High School

Public | 9-12 | 1162 students

 
 

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Posted August 24, 2008

Islip High School is a wonderful environment for students to develop. The principal works with parents and teachers to create a great place. The teachers give extra help and care. The athletic program is great and there are lots of activities. My son graduated from IHS and received schoalships to college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

The teacher's of Islip HS make this one great school. Teacher's who care about their students. Teacher's who go out their way to keep the parents informed via telephone and mail. I have received numerous calls to keep me updated on my childs progress. I would also add that these phone calls are received in the evening. I am a working mother and can only be reached in the evening. Therefore, these teachers are calling on their own time. For this I thank them. They keep me informed of my childs strong points or where he could use improvement. The teachers extend themselves to providing extra help when my child needs it. My son hated going to school. Since we moved to Islip when he entered the 2nd grade he has been having a blast. He is now a junior in Islip HS and making life long memories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

This school is a great place for a kid to develop confidence, all the students are nice and the teachers supportive. I moved away in 2007 d[u]e to my parents job but if I had the choice I would defiantly stay in ISH. This school has been great fun while also providing me with a great education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 15, 2007

Not happy with this school at all, and I graduated from IHS 30 years ago. Lack of involvement by the teachers, staff and Principal. Lots of discipline issues. Not the same attention to high standards that the school has always been known for....a disappointment to say the least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

Islip HS is a terrific school, my son came out of Catholic school and entered Islip HS as a Junior. He has since maintained a 96 average, he is more focused and enjoys going to school every day. He is more involved academically and athletically. He is happier overall and I am elated with his improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

Islip HS is a great school, coming from the city we saw the difference. Our son graduated from this school and was admitted to a very prestigious university, our daughter is currently attending here and she is doing excellent. The teachers are always there for the kids, great after school programs and a lot of sports for everyone. The Islip school district is not big and I think this is what makes this school a great place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Islip High School is a wonderful place to learn. All Teachers there seem to be more than willing to make sure students pass their classes. Extra help after school and before school seem to always be available. The music and athletic departments have always been strong, though Islip High school is not a school known for it amazing sprots teams. Parent involvement in the school is also very evident.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 12, 2005

Teachers and administrators are very caring and responsive. Sports programs are well supported, art and music programs less so. However, teachers in the art/music programs are by far the most talented and enthusiastic I've seen. Safety is a priority and a wholesome environment was scrupulously maintained and supported by teachers and parents.
—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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%
Global History and Geography

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%
Integrated Algebra

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

222 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

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 Students74%
Female77%
Male69%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant74%

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant90%

Earth Science

All Students83%
Female79%
Male85%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities69%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

English

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities84%
General population95%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Geometry

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities51%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Global History and Geography

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities80%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Integrated Algebra

All Students72%
Female71%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities45%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%

Living Environment

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities47%
General population93%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Physics

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female95%
Male97%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities90%
General population97%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 75% 48%
Hispanic 1 15% 23%
Black 1 5% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 125%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%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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2508 Union Blvd
Islip, NY 11751
Phone: (631) 650-8305

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