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Kings Park High School

Public | 9-12 | 1260 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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9 reviews of this school


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Posted April 11, 2013

The school has its moments. Has a mix great teachers and average teachers, some teach to power points and others just know the course real well. Students will rip u apart behind ur back, u will realize it, we need more options in food and classes
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2013

Excellent district- top science programs as indicated by representation at intel science awards year after year. AP and accelerated course offered- I spoke to security guar who has worked at the HS for several years and he has never had to even break up a fight let alone anything worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

I would not recommend this school to any rational human being. Aside from a few standouts, the teachers are generally lackluster and teach entirely to the test. Most of the authority figures in the school don't actually solve any conflicts, and there's a huge drug and alcohol problem. The students will chew your child up and spit them out as a mere remnant of who they once were. The course selection is decent but the classes are generally so poor that they're not even worth taking. Overall, if you like getting a mediocre education in an uncomfortable environment, then Kings Park is the place for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2009

great school great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

I think Kings Park schools need to set higher standards for their children. Each year the number of children who leave in this district increase after graduating William T Rogers !!!!!! The administration is for the administration and not for the children!!! I am thrilled that one of my children is out and the other soon to be!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2006

The teachers are, for the most part, very good. Many classes are offered as well as extracurricular activites and since the new changes the school is really more comfortable.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 17, 2006

i graduated one years ago and it was terrible, the teachers are mean, so are the kids. If I had a choice I would never go. Sports teams are very bad and not many clubs or groups to join.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 15, 2006

This is a pretty good school for a small toan high school. They dont have a great arts program but the sports programs are very good. The students dont have the choices they would have in a larger district academically but the classes they do offer and very good.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2003

As a grandparent with two grandchildren attending Kings Park High School & one recently graduating I have nothing but praise for the administration, teachers,& athletic department for the spirt they instill in the students to do their best. Hats off to them all.


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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 64% in 2012.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

274 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

276 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

297 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

324 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

333 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%
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 78% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

173 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

298 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students62%
Students with disabilities25%
General population64%

Chemistry

All Students89%
Students with disabilities92%
General population89%

Earth Science

All Students95%
Students with disabilities81%
General population98%

English

All Students96%
Students with disabilities75%
General population99%

Geometry

All Students95%
Students with disabilities76%
General population97%

Global History and Geography

All Students94%
Students with disabilities67%
General population99%

Integrated Algebra

All Students88%
Students with disabilities62%
General population96%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Students with disabilities68%
General population99%

Physics

All Students79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Students with disabilities76%
General population100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 48%
Asian 3% 9%
Hispanic 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 19%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%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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200 Rt 25a
Kings Park, NY 11754
Phone: (631) 269-3345

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