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Locust Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 678 students

 

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Posted April 25, 2010

I went to Locust Valley high and so have my children and a wonderful experience for learning and building friendships
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

A bunch of caring teachers....Life changing little moments....Smile....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2004

I went to Locust Valley from 1996-2000 and I had a great experience there. It is a small school where students can really grow in a comfortable environment. There were many extremely qualified teachers and I credit Locust Valley with helping me get into an Ivy League college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

This is one of the best school's academically and for extra activities in the area. Though it is generally a rich community where many parents send their children to private school, the Locust Valley public schools are just as good, and perhaps even better. This school offers a wide range of opportunities to explore individual student interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

when I went to Locust Valley the teacher that inspired me the most were ralph nielson fred smith , clark grey, john mcgrath, rick foster and roger montanaro
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
81%
Earth Science

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%
Global History and Geography

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%
Integrated Algebra

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
80%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

28 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
89%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

92 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 80% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
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 Students62%
Female65%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities34%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant62%

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities38%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities63%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

English

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities88%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Geometry

All Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities49%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Global History and Geography

All Students96%
Female97%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities85%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Integrated Algebra

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities71%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Living Environment

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities71%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

Physics

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
Female98%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities100%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 81% 48%
Hispanic 1 12% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 120%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 43%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

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. KIERAN MCGUIRE

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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99 Horse Hollow Rd
Locust Valley, NY 11560
Phone: (516) 277-5100

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