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Mahopac High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1722 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 21, 2014

Both my daughters attended Mahopac High School and went on to top colleges. This school district is an excellent value for the taxes you pay. Teachers were dedicated, many high-quality AP courses were offered, and the extra curricular activities offered were outstanding. I am extremely happy with the education my children received here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2014

Great school, dedicated staff. Offers a broad range of classes. Many opportunities for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

A wonderful place to educate your children. Lots of opportunities for children and a close, caring community. Mahopac is a lovely town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

The Mahopac School district has been good to our family. We expect to get out of it what we have put in. My wife and I spend time with our children on a daily basis reviewing and overseeing, but we are overall happy with our results. The football and sports programs are also well run. There is a real sense of community, straight forward and at least you know what your getting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2013

Quality of education at the high school is nowhere near proportional to the amount of taxes paid by homeowners in Mahopac. The establishment of older teachers without proper motivation for performance keeps bringing down the quality of education there. We purchased a house here motivated in a big part by the advertised "Blue Ribbon" school system, but we are terribly disappointed by the reality...We are seriously considering moving back to Westchester before our older son goes to high school here in Mahopac.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

the biggest mistake I have made is switching my children from a private school to Mahopac High School. I have had nothing but trouble in this school. my daughter is a senior and now it's tooo late to switch her back. I would not recommend this school district to anyone. They call themselves blue ribbon schools. They haven't been blue ribbon since the 90's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

This school cannot offer kids anything. They do not have enough teachers for the kids that they have. Most classes are unavailable to take because of the reduced teachers. They have 5 principles which is obviously not needed. They spend money on building a new entrance rather then hiring more teachers. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2010

This school offers an excellent opportunity for strong academics especially for bright students who require broad course offerings and honors classes. Much better than private school alternatives in the area.


Posted March 16, 2010

This school is great! My kids were in private school until middle school. I see a difference. From a parent who (thought) was paying for higher quality education, I almost did an injustice to my children by not moving to Mahopac sooner. No school is perfect. The complainers and haters should be more involved with their child s education. School is not a form of babysitting. I m a fulltime working parent. If your child wants to learn, the achievement and possibilities are endless. In addition to regular classes, AP and college courses are available. Extra help in every subject is available if needed. The teachers and the principal are open to suggestions and appreciate parental involvement. The school and the neighborhood is very very safe. I am proud to announce my child will be going to a top college in New York in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

I've found the high school to have great math teachers and social studies teachers..the science seems weak..I think parent involvement is great compared to my other school district (Lakeland). As for environment, the school is very large, almost the size of a small college...there is relatively no violence for this size school. As for cliques, all high schools have this problem and luckily we all live through it and get to college where it is so different. My overall review is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

i've gone to school here, it has a good academic program and i have had some excellent teachers and learning experiences, however the other students here are outright nasty and unwelcoming especially if you are a new student. there are also many cliques in the school which result in a fair amount of social problems. in my opinion if i could restart my high school career elsewhere, in another school, i would have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2005

-Academic programs are fair, however their is wasteful spending on technology and useless electives. -art and music are also fair, no longer a top tier orchestra program. -too much youth violence for a suburban school. -parent involvement is non-existant
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 5, 2005

The academics at Mahopac High School are fantastic. I had some of the best teachers of my life there. I felt that the science and math at this school was the strongest, but they also have great english, history, foreign language programs as well as many other special interest classes. They also offer more AP classes than most high schools for more advanced students. The music and drama programs are excellent, as are the sports.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 22, 2005

I like it so far, but it is school. The after school activities are very fun and our marching band pwns.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2005

Mahopac has an excellent academic program and an enriching variety of extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2003

A well defined and run school - some issues with parents support of academics.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 66% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Earth Science

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

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Global History and Geography

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

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Integrated Algebra

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

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
Living Environment

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

174 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities57%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant66%

Chemistry

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant82%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities59%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

English

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities69%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Geometry

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities35%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Global History and Geography

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities41%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

Integrated Algebra

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities65%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Living Environment

All Students85%
Female80%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities66%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Physics

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 85% 48%
Hispanic 1 10% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 40%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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421 Baldwin Pl Rd
Mahopac, NY 10541
Phone: (845) 628-3256

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