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Starpoint High School

Public | 9-12 | 917 students

 

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Posted July 8, 2013

Starpoint is by far one of the nicest schools in the area, if not the best . The high school is only about 10 years old and has a beautiful gymnasium, library, and auditorium. However the cosmetics unfortunately overshadow the negative of the school to the rest of the WNY area. Bullying and safety is not a concern to the school. The bullying is often ignored or little done about it. Starpoint is also one of worst schools "cliquey" schools I've seen as a former Starpoint teacher. The reason of this is because kids have been going together since kindergarten. A lot of teachers do care how students perform, but it seems after teachers get their tenth year, some stop caring if they succeed. Some of the sports teams are consistently good and others go through cycles of winning and losing seasons. Starpoint has a wide variety of Business and Art classes but only offers a couple electives for English and History. Most of the kids are from rural area and you often see kids driving to school in their tractors.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 15, 2008

Starpoint is not a bad school by any means, however, do not expect any immediate action from the superintendent on important saftey meaures or involvement in any issue other than sports, or some way to make the school 'look good'. Dr. Whelan cares more about his reputation than anything else, and many teachers will agree with that statement as well. On that note, the education I've received cannot be degraded and the quality of teachers is well above average. Mostly friendly student community and fine selection of sports teams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2005

I am an alumni from Starpoint Central School, attending K-12 and graduating in 1997. The school is the perfect size for student interactment, teachers are helpful & work hard to keep students 'up to par' and the choice of extra curricular activities is great - music, arts, drama, and a variety of varsity & jv sports!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2005

I think the school is great except their lack of a variety of sports and their terrible lunches.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2004

I feel that Starpoint is a terrific school. They have added a new high school, with state of the art equipment, computers, new library, high tech security, and the new sports facility! The teachers are very dedicated, and some email weekly updates to keep families informed. I recommend this school highly. We have been in the community for ten years, the kids started in the elementary school and are now in middle and the high school. I wouldn't think of leaving the area until they are finished with school. I think they are receiving the best education available in Western New York.
—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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%
Earth Science

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

29 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Global History and Geography

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

118 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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Chemistry

All Students91%
Female88%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Earth Science

All Students96%
Female89%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities100%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

English

All Students94%
Female99%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities82%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Geometry

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Global History and Geography

All Students91%
Female92%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities55%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Integrated Algebra

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Living Environment

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Physics

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities96%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
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 96% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
Hispanic 2 1% 23%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 15%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 13%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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4363 Mapleton Rd
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: (716) 210-2300

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