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Arlington High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3500 students

 

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Posted May 14, 2014

arlington high school offers very very many AP classes. most AP class teachers are top level teachers. Music program is one of the best in the nation. 4 full size orchestra in the school and they won grand national championship 2 years ago! Science research class won several different national science research competition .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2012

Although it may seem that the amount of people in this high school is insane, it ends up being ok once you are attending it. Bullying happens everywhere, and this school is not perfect, but since there are so many people, it was very rare when I was going there. Another great benefit is there are clubs for, literally, EVERYTHING, and if there isn't one you want, you make one. It is pretty great. Our principal was great, although he retired, the new principal is awesome too. The only problem you might have is being stuck in a traffic jam in the hallways and be a few minutes late to class, but teachers, for the most part understand, because they get stuck too :P
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2012

The school is a place to learn about the real world. At first it seems huge, but once you get used to the size it's not that bad. The school has many interesting classes from cooking to car engineering. They also have a tv studio that is used to give information to students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2012

This school is good and mostly because I have never experienced bullying but then again maybe that's because I'm a quiet girl who doesn't talk as much. Teachers are helpful......but there are a couple that are bossy. So yea that about sums it and this my senior year so yea.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2012

I attend the school now and I believe the school is great and you truly have a great experience while there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2011

The chances of finding a good person who doesn't smoke or drink on a regular basis as a friend are slim. That's my main reason for not liking this school. Some teachers are great, but others are not. The size fools you, it does seem smaller once you're inside. 'Nuff said
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2010

Arlington is a big school and that can seem daunting to newly arrived students. However, this large size means more than just a long graduation ceremony. Students have a wide range of academic, club, and sport activitites. As a student at Arlington all of my classes my senior year were AP giving me a huge step up when entering college. Not only that but I was able to pursue the sport of fencing with the schools club.


Posted March 17, 2010

To September 13, 2009: I have no desire to start a comment war. I'd just like to say that I didn't mean the monitors are out to get people. What I've noticed is that they rarely treat anyone with kindness unless they're all buddy-buddy. Last year, I needed to leave my lunch period to go to guidance for a personal issue. I was visibly upset, and the monitor stopped me. This is not where the problem lay. The issue was that the monitor was sitting with a student who told her not to trust me. I then had to awkwardly go through getting permission from another teacher, having my friends vouch for me, etc. That is unnecessary. I was going to Guidance - not outside to smoke weed. However, so many people still find a way out to do just that. [>.<]
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2010

I currently attend AHS. I feel it is a very school. It has an amazing music program, with the best jazz band in the northeast and a marching band in the top 3 of the state. I have never had a bad math, science, or social studies teacher at Arlington. It is a large school, but that just means that more types of classes and clubs can be offered. Also it means that there is someone for everyone to be friends with, and many people who would be outsiders at other schools can still find large numbers of people who share their interests. The foreign language program could use some work though, and the building itself isn't that great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2009

I feel the school is the best. There are countless after school activity's. Most teachers are wonderful, and because of the vast amount of students, I have been able to make countless friends. A major problem with the school though is that is if filled with ignorance. Classmates don't care about school in general. Like in any school, there are kids who don't give a damn, and the only place they will end up in the world is on the streets. With our vast amount of students, it does seem that there are a lot of them, but its the same percent compared to others. Despite what others (the comment below mine) say, the hall monitors are not out 'to get you.' I do not know any of them personally, but because i don't loiter in the halls, or skip class, there is no interaction between us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2008

I graduated Arlington High School just this past June and I believe that it is an amazing high school. Yes it is big to those who see if from outside but once you are part of the Arlington community you couldn't feel anymore at home. The administaration, the couselors,faculty, and staff are great. There is so much to get involved in and so many classes to take advantage of. With a few exceptions, the teachers are great as well. I loved going there and still feel part of Arlington's community. Go Admirals!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

I attend Arlington and i think the school as a whole is a wonderful school and a great atmosphere. I personally look forward to going to school everyday, and we definitely have a lot of school spirit. The problem is the teachers. There's many teachers who think they can say whatever they want to us and that they are surperior to us kids. But besides that go arlington [: its a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2008

-* -- This high school is getting way too big for its britches. There are teachers that are still employed that shouldn't be. To date the overall experience that I've had with this is not that great. I rate them a minus (-) starschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

After having two children graduate from Arlington and having one presently attending the school, I speak with over 10 years experience. The school offers so many programs and classes so that everyone can find something that interests them. The administration is exceptional as well as the majority of the teachers.Looking back over my school years, I wish I had the opportunities afforded these children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

The school is not that big, and anyone who has ever spent time in it, will tell you that. It is very hard for you to get lost and you have plenty of time between classes! There is always something to do, and many resources. There is a lot of opportunity that any child can experience. Best time of my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2008

Much of the opportunities in the school come from the large class sizes. There is activities for all students. ( If you cannot find a club that interests you the administration is always open to new clubs.) The sports teams and support are spectacular, and it has one of the best special education programs in the county. In addition, the honors program produces some of the 'best and brightest' in the country, many going on to ivy league educations. As a current student I have realized arlington is what everyone puts into it, and if you do not participate in the school community it is very likely you will not enjoy your experiences there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2006

Arlington is a really good school, and has top rate programs, children are encouraged to do well, teachers are always available- and will do anything to make sure you succeed. The greatest atribute of Arlington High School is parent involvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2006

As a student who recently graduated and went on to college, I've seen Arlington drastically change. Security administrators have come and gone, the population of students has almost doubled (making the school very overcrowded). Arlington strengths are in its academic programs, very high in quality, teachers know their subjects well, and wonderful preparation for college. Yet, there are drawbacks, admin./teach/counselors/ do not know you unless you fight for their attention, life at Arlington is not nurturing by any means, students are competitive, and the extracurricular activities are in dire need of serious variety, there are only a few extracurrs. students can be involved in, and counselors do not know of many internships etc in the area. Finally, if you are looking for diversity in the student body, do not send your child here.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 8, 2005

Everything in AHS is really amazing. From the leval of teacher involvement with the students to the amazing amount of clubs, orginizations, and sports teams. Every student should feel they fit in somewhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2004

My husband and I have never regretted moving into the Arlington School District. Three of our four sons have graduated AHS and have gone on to college. All three boys can attest to the quality of the education they received as compared to some of their college peers from other locales. The lessons my guys learned in the classroom, on the playing field, and on the concert stage were invaluable. Worth every cent of my school taxes!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Earth Science

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

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

902 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

603 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Global History and Geography

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

944 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
Integrated Algebra

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

669 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
Living Environment

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

904 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

367 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
U.S. History and Government

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

887 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Chemistry

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities82%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Earth Science

All Students81%
Female77%
Male84%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities67%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

English

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities56%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Geometry

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities76%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Global History and Geography

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities45%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Integrated Algebra

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Living Environment

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Physics

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

U.S. History and Government

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
African American85%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities55%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
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 2 81% 48%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Black 2 7% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 110%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 12%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)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Paul Fanuele

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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1157 Route 55
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