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Gen Douglas MacArthur Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1423 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted April 29, 2009

As the parent of 4 students- 2 of whom are recent Mac graduates, I can say our tax dollars are put to excellent use. Both children began college with AP credit, one even began College as a sophomore. The music program is excellent, The sports wonderful- except for one teacher in 8 years, they have all been very dedicated and are really available to the students...Just last night I went to the Honor Society Induction and the Teacher of the Year was my children's teacher, they just said she is awesome, and thats from 15 year olds...Go Generals!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

the school was a great place to learn. the teachers were always there for me and any student that needed it.


Posted August 10, 2008

I am a Mac Arthur graduate and my sons go to the school. I cannot say enough about the teachers who work at Mac. They are so dedicated . Teachers show up to events to support the students.The sports program has developed into one of the best around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

MacArthur is a great school with lots to offer kids at all levels. The teaching staff is extremely dedicated and enthusiastic. My 3 children are all getting great educations and excelling at their own intrests, sports and theatre. The school is also providing a moral compass which is so important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

School has completely changed over the course of the last ten years. All new teachers, young and enthusiastic. Great sports programs with dedicated coaches.
—Submitted by a former 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 64% in 2012.

306 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%
Earth Science

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

363 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

320 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
Global History and Geography

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

377 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
Integrated Algebra

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Living Environment

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

243 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 79% in 2012.

373 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students89%
Students with disabilities82%
General population90%

Chemistry

All Students85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students90%
Students with disabilities81%
General population92%

English

All Students97%
Students with disabilities86%
General population99%

Geometry

All Students94%
Students with disabilities92%
General population95%

Global History and Geography

All Students95%
Students with disabilities75%
General population97%

Integrated Algebra

All Students95%
Students with disabilities82%
General population98%

Living Environment

All Students100%
Students with disabilities95%
General population100%

Physics

All Students95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Students with disabilities91%
General population98%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 86% 48%
Hispanic 8% 23%
Asian 4% 9%
Black 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 10%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 79%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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3369 Old Jerusalem Rd
Levittown, NY 11756
Phone: (516) 520-8450

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