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August Martin High School

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Posted March 16, 2008

. As far as i have been in this school, i hadn't had to fight through a class but just do my work and not mingle with anyone that is not doing their work. The school also offers internships which is great for students in medical and business and law.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2007

I do not like this school because they have teachers that is not teaching the students and when an entire class fails the teacher should be held responsible. I am trying to move my child and will do so no matter what the principal says. My child should not be penalized because of what others have done. Submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

i think august martin need to work on the security system and the behavior of the students.and also work on the relation between the student and the students so they can learn better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

I personally believe August Martin High School is a typically inner city school. Some parents send their children to school only to be raised by the teachers. Which in turn makes teaching extremely difficult. I am a product of August Martin, and was taught by some of the same teachers now. I went on to graduate with honors from Howard University along with my bestfriend. and now is in graduate working on my masters. So, the academic program is their, its just up to the students to accept responsibility and become proactive about their education. Parental involvement needs to positive increase. We don't need to hear what the teachers is not doing. We need to hear what can parents and teachers collectively do!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 7, 2005

This school is in need of some major improvement the teacher dont know how to teach the sutdent are always fighting and not passing their classes. I cant believe this school is not among the schools that are in need of help. I transfer my child form that school becaues I was aware of the school they cover up the accidents to make the school look good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

I think this school should let the children choose their classes so they actually attend their classes. I believe if we put our kids in classes that they like they will actual attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
24%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
30%
Earth Science

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
10%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

9 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
33%
Global History and Geography

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%
Integrated Algebra

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
46%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

16 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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
66%
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 Students0%
Female0%
Malen/a
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant0%

Chemistry

All Students2%
Female0%
Male4%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population3%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant2%

Earth Science

All Students15%
Female8%
Male23%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities20%
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant15%

English

All Students35%
Female36%
Male35%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities12%
General population42%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%

Geometry

All Students19%
Female7%
Male27%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant19%

Global History and Geography

All Students32%
Female34%
Male28%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
General population38%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%

Integrated Algebra

All Students33%
Female36%
Male29%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities0%
General population39%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%

Living Environment

All Students32%
Female27%
Male36%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population33%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%

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
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students47%
Female44%
Male50%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities16%
General population53%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "C" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 80% 19%
Hispanic 1 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
White 2 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 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 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 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 69%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science
  • Technology

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
6.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
6.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
5.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents12214%
Students51658%
Teachers4570%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. GILLIAN SMITH

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science
  • Social justice
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - Q111, Q113, Q6, Q7. Subways - A to Rockaway Boulevard; E to Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue; F to Parsons Boulevard
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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