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Jamestown High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1375 students

 
 

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4 stars

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted April 3, 2014

great educational and musical lessons, love this school, couldn't be any better, great teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

Challenging & engaging course work! Many AP and college articulated courses available. Technological resources are AMAZING! Super athletic & music opportunities as well. GO RAIDERS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

This schools diversity is a great environment for a well developed teenager to form in. Students from all walks of life attend JHS. Many students even pay to transfer to this public school that is out of there district. The teachers are on high demand at this very liberal school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2006

Jamestown H.S. is a fine school to attend. The teachers genuinely care about all the students and tend to be very helpful. The Principal and assistant principals work very hard to treat every young adult fairly in punishments. They are also very helpful if you go about getting help in the right way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2005

The quality of academic programs is just ok. There is lots of availability in music art and sports. the level of parent involvement is extreamly low!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 3, 2004

This is probably one of the worst high schools in New York State. The Principal and Assistant Principals are rude and sometimes outright mean to the students. They never attempt to help students in need, they just attempt to push them out the door. Parents are treated as outsiders and made to feel unwelcome if an issues occur.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2004

I attend Jamestown High School. It's amazing how liberal based everything is. I have found that schools just like all other schools really depend on the people you have working there. The staff at Jamestown is great. What the state put's in their Regents exams is not. In the June 2004 English exam their were comments bashing Bush and his views. I don't go to school to have the state tell me who to vote for. I go to learn both sides, and then make my own decision. What is more bothersome is that kids my age (17) are very influencial. We go to school to become smarter stronger people to benefit our society. As far as I'm concerned if a child goes through school not knowing what a conservative is, they're not going to make it or understand how society and opinions work.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%
Earth Science

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

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
Global History and Geography

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

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%
Integrated Algebra

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

173 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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students92%
Female88%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female85%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Earth Science

All Students56%
Female50%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial44%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities13%
General population62%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

English

All Students74%
Female75%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities25%
General population81%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Global History and Geography

All Students58%
Female54%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities9%
General population68%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Integrated Algebra

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities35%
General population88%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Living Environment

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities27%
General population79%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%

Physics

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

U.S. History and Government

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities45%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 72% 48%
Hispanic 2 15% 23%
Black 1 6% 19%
Two or more races 1 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 159%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 7%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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350 E 2nd St
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: (716) 483-3470

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