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Island Trees High School

Public | 9-12 | 847 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted April 9, 2013

I am very disappointed with the level of education my child received. If your child is not in AP classes then you are in for big problems. The teachers are slow to getting back to you along with the administration. That is for the times they actually respond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I must say the school does has some positive things. I have been kepted in touch with my child's progress good or bad and there are good programs and teachers avaliable for the acheivers who take advantage. However, I physical appearance, kid's demeanor and overall language are simply uncivilized. I am sending my son to parachoil school as a result. I saw lots of girls with their sleeping clothes on and slippers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Everyone focuses on the positives, but how about the huge numbers of negatives this school has? The amount of drugs, alcohol, bullying and threats. There is no parent involvement! A child can hide failing grades throughout the whole year! Teachers are getting cut while they are spending huge money on turf. Teachers are talking about things they shouldn't be talking about in class. Kids harass kids and all they get is a 'don't do it again'. It is absolutely horrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

Island Trees School District has an excellent music program. The teachers are all fantastic musicians and put on a faculty concert every year. The distric has produced a few famous people over the years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

I am currently attending this school and I love it. Art programs are great and sports/PE is the best in the county
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2008

My child will be graduating next year. It's a shame that there is a bare bones AP program. According to the school, AP is limited due to size of the school, but Bethpage is identical with more AP choices especially for underclassmen so the reason has to be $$. If you want something done it seems that you have to run for a board position. If your child is a very good student, they will, for the most part, be left to fend for themselves. They figure he/she will do just fine. As for the sports, the boys programs seems to get more attention. Baseball and wrestling are both goo with good coachng. Footbal looked dismal. Being in Levittown you'd think lacrosse would be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

I graduated from this school after transferring here from Catholic school. What a difference. Very limited classes for superior students or special needs students. School caters to the 'average' student, and doesn't even stimulate them intellectually. Limited supplies for music, art and humanities - sports are much more important. Arts programs do struggle to keep themselves in good shape, though, with the limited resources available, and attract good kids. Small, homogeneous school with a mostly uneducated and marginally involved group of parents. Very sad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2007

As a resident of the community I would love to commend the services our schools provide. However, I cannot. I am graduating my youngest child this year and the poor leadership the school has experienced in the last few years has deeply impacted the quality of education, at least at the high school. AP classes are limited -- AP Bio, Chem, Physics, Calculus AB, English, World History, US History,Gov't, and Psyc--no Eco, no Stats. Most are open to seniors only.There is College English, and Foreign Language. The Math Dept. is horrible! Most kids survive with tutors. The Music department is notable. The athletic dept. overall decent,quality depends on the coach. Enthusiastic Art teacher with limited access to supplies. Fairly small school with a 'family' feel. Pretty homogeneous student and teacher population. Taxes are fairly low. Budgets do pass. Kids 'kicked' out at 2:20,unless in sports. Parental involvement minimal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2007

academics in general are good. good for reagents exams NOT good in AP/ sats. not the school to if ive league is your goal. many average teachers, one great science teacher. some have no idea what they're talking about. small school, very safe. art is not good. sports are average. music is above average (american idol contender student). parents heavilly involved. no diversity.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 13, 2006

I feel this school is above average in every aspect of education. They have many AP courses and highly qualified teachers. The athletics are outstanding and they have many clubs.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%
Earth Science

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
88%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Global History and Geography

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

259 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%
Integrated Algebra

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

366 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%
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 Students63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students78%
Students with disabilities100%
General population77%

Earth Science

All Students59%
Students with disabilities44%
General population65%

English

All Students97%
Students with disabilities73%
General population98%

Geometry

All Students89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students91%
Students with disabilities77%
General population93%

Integrated Algebra

All Students90%
Students with disabilities65%
General population93%

Living Environment

All Students93%
Students with disabilities56%
General population97%

Physics

All Students76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population76%

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Students with disabilities88%
General population97%
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 81% 48%
Hispanic 12% 23%
Asian 7% 9%
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 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 65%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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Levittown, NY 11756
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