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Jamaica High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 553 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

Want a GOOD EDUCATION GO TO hILLCREST h.s.. iF YOU WANT AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION GO TO jAMAICA hIGH sCHOOL.


Posted March 5, 2009

jamaica high school really isnt as bad as people say it is. I can truly say that most of the teachers there really care about the students and their education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2008

I can say that the new principal in this school is so strict and if you don't obey the rules of the school you will get detention so you better go to your classes. They will think that you are cutting your class. I do follow the rules of this wonderful school. This is a very perfect school to be in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2008

Being an almuni, i must say that Jamaica HS is a very good school, the teachers actually care about the kids future.


Posted July 6, 2007

The kids don't care and I'm afraid my kid will get hurt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2007

This school is the worst, the principal tries too hard but the students just won't budge, theres no hope for this school
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 13, 2007

jamaica high school is an wounderful school .. kids has to go to there classes.. and take the school seriously.. thx to mr. dickler for doing a nice job.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2005

Jamaica school is an ok school wth wonderful possiblites for the kids that go there
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2004

Jamaica High is definintley an asset to this community, I commend Principal Dickler on all his efforts to better this school, keep up the good work JHS! -Mrs.Dickler, the principal's wife
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

Jamaica High School is a wonderful school, with excellent standards for education. Principal Dickler truly understands how to run an efficient school where students can also participate in extracurriculum activities. Also the Gateway program is and excellent program inside Jamaica that opens oppurtunities for the young students to get a head start on college. The football team is the bomb!
—Submitted by a student


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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
40%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
33%
Earth Science

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
9%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
61%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
38%
Global History and Geography

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%
Integrated Algebra

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
32%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%
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 Students37%
Female60%
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 population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant37%

Chemistry

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

Earth Science

All Students11%
Female12%
Male11%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islander6%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population14%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%

English

All Students52%
Female59%
Male45%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities12%
General population56%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Geometry

All Students17%
Female9%
Male23%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islander20%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners10%
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%

Global History and Geography

All Students17%
Female31%
Male6%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islander21%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities5%
General population22%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%

Integrated Algebra

All Students62%
Female66%
Male59%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population64%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Living Environment

All Students56%
Female61%
Male50%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population61%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

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 Students40%
Female38%
Male41%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
General population47%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 "D" 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

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
Black 2 41% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 31% 9%
Hispanic 1 26% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
White 1 1% 48%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 31%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%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 58%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
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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Based on 204 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.9
 

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
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

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

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents4823%
Students14066%
Teachers1664%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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167-01 Gothic Dr
Jamaica, NY 11432
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Phone: (718) 739-5942

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